L’Association du commerce et des restaurants chinois du Québec (ACRCQ) is an association of some 900 Chinese restaurants and businesses across the province of Quebec, 700 of which are located in Montreal. Its mission is to promote Chinese business culture, to strengthen ties and to encourage exchange between business owners in order to improve the quality of Chinese entrepreneurship, integrate it into Quebec culture and create wealth for Quebec.
Situation: In 2012, ACRCQ took advantage of a grant from the OQLF to hire a consultant. The consultant's job was to raise awareness among restaurants in Montreal's Chinatown and to encourage them to voluntarily pursue francization.
Solutions: GP Conceptal was asked to supervise the consultant, to manage the administrative aspects of the project and to prepare all the required reports. We were also brought in to help create a French-Mandarin language wiki on food trade that could be used by members of the Chinese business community in Quebec and abroad, where members could also potentially submit translation requests for new terms.
Results: Phase 1 and 2 of the project has been completed. During those phases, GP Conceptal was also responsible for the ongoing management and administration of those projects. In addition, we continue to work on the French-Mandarin food trade terminology website (wiki).