Desgagnés wishes to mark the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation by implementing the Desgagnés Recognition Program. The objective of this program is to recognize the interest and motivation of young students in grade 7 who are enrolled full time in a recognized institution in Nunavik and Nunavut. By demonstrating interest and motivation through their presence at school, students will be able to register for prizes in the form of computer equipment.
Desgagnés has implemented the program in Nunavik and Nunavut and hope to expand the program in each region served by Desgagnés in the coming months.
ᑎᔅᑲᓂᐄ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᖅ ᑐᓴᕐᑎᑦᑎᕗᖅ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᕈᑎᒋᔭᑎᒃ ᑲᓇᑕᒥ ᐅᓪᓗᖅ ᑭᒡᓕᓯᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓇᒻᒪᒃᓴᖃᑎᒌᓕᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓴᐃᒪᖃᑎᒌᖕᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᑐᖅᑕᐅᖁᓪᓗᒍ ᑎᔅᑲᓂᐄ ᐅᒥᐊᕐᔪᐊᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᓯᓯᒪᓂᖓᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑎᑦᑎᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᖅ. ᐅᓇ ᑐᑭᓕᐅᕈᑕᐅᕙᓪᓕᐊᔪᖅ ᑕᒪᑐᒥᖓ ᐱᓕᕆᑎᑦᑎᔾᔪᑕᐅᔪᒥᒃ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᓯᔾᔪᑎᒋᓗᒍ ᐱᔪᒪᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᔪᖏᑦᑎᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᑦ ᒍᓕ 7-ᒥᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᖅᑐᑦ ᐃᓕᓴᕆᔭᐅᓯᔪᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᕕᖕᓂ ᓄᓇᕕᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ. ᑕᑯᑎᑦᑎᓗᑕ ᐱᔪᒪᔪᖃᑦᑎᐊᕐᒪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑲᔪᖏᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᒪᐅᓐᓇ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕆᐊᖃᑦᑕᕋᒥᒃ, ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦ ᐊᑎᕐᒥᖕᓂᒃ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᓵᓚᖃᐅᓯᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᖃᕆᓴᐅᔭᕐᓂᒃ.
ᑎᔅᑲᓂᐄ ᐊᑐᓕᖅᑕᐅᑎᑦᑎᕗᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᑎᑦᑎᔾᔪᑎᖓᓂᒃ ᓄᓇᕕᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓄᓇᕗᒻᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕆᐅᒃᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᖏᒡᓕᒋᐊᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᒪᓐᓇ ᐊᑐᓂ ᐊᕕᒃᑐᖅᓯᒪᔪᓂᒃ ᐱᔨᑦᑎᕋᕐᓗᑎᒃ ᑖᒃᑯᐊ ᑎᔅᑲᓂᐄ ᐊᒌᖅᑐᓂ ᑕᕿᓂ.
Desgagnés, headquartered in Quebec City, has specialized in maritime transport since the 19th century, including liquid bulk, general cargo, dry bulk and passenger vessels. Its activities also extend to ship repair as well as the rental and operation of heavy machinery. Desgagnés owns and operates a fleet of over twenty vessels, providing a total of more than 375,000 tonnes deadweight, or a total capacity of approximately 450,000 cubic metres, and which crisscross the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence Seaway system, the Canadian Arctic, the eastern coasts of Canada and the United States and all the seas around the globe. With annual sales of about $325 million, Desgagnés creates more than 1,100 direct jobs in high season with a payroll of more than $85 million, and generates tens of millions of dollars of economic spinoffs annually.