The Shalom Hartman Institute congratulates long-time Board of Directors member Alvin Segal, O.C., O.Q. on his appointment to anOfficer of the Order of Quebec.
Having also studied at the Hartman Institute for more than 30 years as a regular participant in the Institute’s Community Leadership Summer Retreat, Mr. Segal has been instrumental in the Institute’s successful growth, and its transformation into what it is today–physically and spiritually. Mr. Segal has notably contributed the Alvin C. Segal Library and the Segal Beit Midrash Building at the Institute.
On May 27, 2011 Mr. Jean Charest, Quebec Prime Minister announced the appointment of 33 individuals to the National Order of Quebec. Created in 1984 by the Quebec Parliament under the law of the Order of Quebec, this honor is the highest in the Quebec system, recognizing individuals who have made a powerful impact on Quebec by encouraging its growth and development in one or more sectors of Quebecois industry.
Mr. Segal has been recognized by his significant business contribution and dedication to healthcare, education, and culture. Alvin C. Segal leads Peerless Clothing, the world’s largest men’s fine tailored clothing company. Highly respected in the apparel industry, he began working on the Peerless factory floor in 1951 and pioneered the introduction of the engineered suit into North America. When the US-Canada Free Trade Agreement loomed on the horizon, he had the foresight to build a state-of-the-art facility that led his company into the US market. Mr. Segal played a pivotal role in negotiations leading to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
For the past decade Mr. Alvin C. Segal, O.C., O.Q., a visionary and successful entrepreneur, has put his experience, time, heart and financial resources into championing cultural organizations in Montreal. Mr. Segal was recognized on many occasions for his leadership and entrepreneurship. He was named Member of the Order of Canada in May 2002 and promoted to Officer of the Order of Canada in 2010, named Man of the Year by the Jewish Community Foundation of Montreal in 2010, and awarded the 2006 Prix Arts-Affaires of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan and Conseil des Arts de Montréal.