Montreal, Tuesday, October 17, 2018.- The year 2018 marks the 35th anniversary of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. Discover an economic and social innovation unique to Quebec and help commemorate its remarkable history! The Fonds de solidarité FTQ has been calling for the solidarity of workers for the last 35 years. Its mandate: to create and maintain jobs, democratize savings, and develop Quebec’s economy. The exhibition One vision, many stories – 35 years of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ retraces its history and shows the impact of the Fonds in the community over time. The exhibition is presented from November 15 to December 2, 2018, at the Écomusée du fier monde.
Entry to the Écomusée will be free for the duration of the exhibition thanks to the contribution of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ.
A fund for and by workers
Archives du FTQIn the early 1980s, Quebec faces its greatest economic crisis since the crash of the 1930s: factories close one after another as unemployment reaches hundreds of thousands. Louis Laberge, president of the FTQ, proposes the creation of a permanent fund for employment support. Despite skepticism in the media, the business community, and the debates that it incited within the labour movement, the Fonds FTQ can finally start its activities on February 3, 1984.
One vision, many stories
The exhibition demonstrates how the Fonds de solidarité FTQ became an important economic and social tool in Quebec, and how its founders instilled strong values into this collective movement. Through numerous documents, photographs and videos, discover how this vision is now being expressed through thousands of stories shaped by the current and future builders of Quebec. See firsthand accounts from the principle actors of this extraordinary history, such as Louis Laberge and Fernand Daoust, who recount how the Fonds has fundamentally changed Quebec’s economy over the last 35 years.
History and community museum
The Écomusée du fier monde is a history museum that promotes grassroots involvement. You are invited to explore little known facets of Montréal culture. Discover the daily life of the working class and follow the inspiring journeys of grassroots groups. Visit the Écomusée exhibitions and the former Généreux public bath, a magnificent example of 1920s architecture.
Écomusée du fier monde
2050, Amherst Street
Corner of Ontario
Wednesday: 11 am to 8 pm
Thursday/Friday: 9:30 am to 4 pm
Saturday/Sunday: 10:30 am to 5 pm
Information : 514 528-8444 | ecomusee.qc.ca
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Information : Florentine Duchange | 514 528-8444 | [email protected]
Source: Écomusée du fier monde
- Press release One vision, many stories – 35 years of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ
- Promotionnal material One vision, many stories – 35 years of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ