An improved Carrefour francisation web portal offers better support for small businesses

An improved Carrefour francisation web portal offers better support for small 
MONTREAL, Dec. 12, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - The Board of Trade of Metropolitan 
Montreal, in collaboration with the Government of Quebec, presents an enhanced 
version of the Carrefour francisation portal, 
the backbone of the one-stop francization service for companies with fewer 
than 50 employees. 
"As part of an ongoing effort to improve the business environment in the 
metropolitan area, we are pleased to provide companies with a virtual link 
where they can find resources that will allow them to improve their 
productivity, their customer service, and the integration of their employees. 
I encourage business leaders and human resources managers to go visit our new 
portal, offering a wealth of information, which will introduce them to new 
tools that can help facilitate their francization efforts," stated Michel 
Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. 
The Board of Trade improved the website to make it more interactive and to 
encourage greater participation. Companies can now make a self-assessment of 
the state of French usage in their organization and seek ways to improve it. 
This is in addition to the support already being offered by field agents and 
the resource's telephone line. The website's overall look was also streamlined 
in order to make information easier to understand. 
This one-stop service was launched in 2010—as part of the Stratégie commune 
d'intervention pour Montréal 2008-2013—with the financial support of the 
Office québécois de la langue française and the collaboration of the 
Secrétariat à la politique linguistique. This initiative brings together all 
of the tools available to help facilitate companies' francization efforts. As 
the portal is the main component of the one-stop service, it had become 
necessary to update it. 
"This initiative confirms our determination to support businesses in their 
francization efforts. The Board of Trade is taking concrete steps to allow 
them to do so in a much easier way through the personalized support offered 
via this new web portal," added Michel Leblanc. 
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. 
Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater 
Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all 
sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full 
potential in terms of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Board 
of Trade is Quebec's leading private economic development organization. 
Source: Sylvie Paquette Advisor, Media Relations Board of Trade of 
Metropolitan Montreal Phone: 514 871-4000, extension 4015 Twitter:@chambremontreal Follow 
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