Welcome!

February 23rd, 2016 by admin

The Marquis Project

Linking Manitobans with the Developing World

(Incorporated in Brandon Manitoba October 16, 1979)


Welcome to the Marquis Project’s website.  Please take a look around and check out the tabs to learn more about the work of Marquis, what they can do for you, and how you can become involved.  Here are some highlights:

  • About Us: Marquis Project Mission Statement, Partners, and Board of Directors
  • Community Initiatives: Check out the projects we are working on.
  • Education: This section is a must if you are a student or a teacher.  Look for curriculum connections and learning resources.
  • Library: Check out the Marquis Newsletters and Articles of Interest
  • Get Involved: Find out how you can made a difference with Marquis
  • Donations & Membership: We now offer memberships, renewals and donations online via PayPal
  • Plus: find us on Facebook

Video Featuring Beny Mwenda

March 29th, 2016 by admin

Video featuring Beny Mwenda speaking during International Development Week. Video courtesy of Manitoba Council for International Cooperation. More information and videos available at: http://mcic.ca/makingadifference-2016.

Video link:
Beny Mwenda, Tanzania
http://bit.ly/1VQmuRE

Marquis Annual Supper & Global Citizenship Award

February 23rd, 2016 by admin

Fair Trade Network Conference

February 22nd, 2016 by admin
Fair Trade Conference, Dinner at the Human Rights Museum. Premier Selinger, Beny Mwenda [TSAEE Coordinator], Dinah Ceplis [MCIC board member and Marquis member], Jennifer Thompson [long-time Marquis supporter], Zack Gross [MCIC Fair Trade Coordinator and Marquis Board member], Sean McHugh [Executive Director of Canadian Fair Trade Network], Michelle Burnett [Ten Thousand Villages] and friend, and Janice Hamilton [ED of MCIC] and friend.

Fair Trade Conference, Dinner at the Human Rights Museum. Premier Selinger, Beny Mwenda [TSAEE Coordinator], Dinah Ceplis [MCIC board member and Marquis member], Jennifer Thompson [long-time Marquis supporter], Zack Gross [MCIC Fair Trade Coordinator and Marquis Board member], Sean McHugh [Executive Director of Canadian Fair Trade Network], Michelle Burnett [Ten Thousand Villages] and friend, and Janice Hamilton [ED of MCIC] and friend.

Beny presenting at the Canadian Fair Trade Network Conference, February 19th, 2016 in Winnipeg. Photos Fair Trade Conference, February 2016, Fort Gary Hotel, Winnipeg MB.

Beny presenting at the Canadian Fair Trade Network Conference, February 19th, 2016 in Winnipeg. Photos courtesy of Dinah Ceplis.

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Beny right after he landed, figuring out where he is on the Fair Trade Conference Schedule!

Beny right after he landed, figuring out where he is on the Fair Trade Conference Schedule!

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Zack Gross presenting at the Canadian Fair Trade Network Conference.

"Zack goes bananas for Fair Trade" Zack Gross is a long time board member and MCIC employee; and Jennifer Thompson, long-time Marquis supporter

“Zack goes bananas for Fair Trade” Zack Gross is a long time board member and MCIC employee; and Jennifer Thompson, long-time Marquis supporter

Marquis board member Mireille Saurette addressing the gathering about Fair Trade activities in Brandon

Marquis board member Mireille Saurette addressing the gathering about Fair Trade activities in Brandon

 

Fair Trade Conference, February 2016, Fort Gary Hotel, Winnipeg MB.
All photos courtesy of Dinah Ceplis.

About Marquis

The Marquis Project is a non-profit, charitable non-governmental organization dedicated to making our world better. Established in 1979 by development activists in and around Brandon, Manitoba, it is sustained by the support and participation of individuals, families, congregations, schools and community organizations. What began as a small resource centre on world issues serving southwestern Manitoba is now a nationally recognized non-governmental organization.