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Each year, the SADC Côte-Nord makes financial contributions to not-for-profit organizations in its jurisdiction to ensure the growth of its communities. The SADC has thus far allocated a total of $8500 to six local organizations. The SADC Côte-Nord granted $1500 to the Corporation des Services universitaires du secteur ouest de la Côte-Nord to help fund the Pierre-Frenette North Shore research summit (Sommet sur la Recherche nord-côtière Pierre-Frenette), which will take place September 12 and 13, 2012. The purpose of this activity is to help the region’s socioeconomic stakeholders reflect on the development of research and create an effective research system. For further information, contact Anny Parent at 418-589-9890 or a.parent@cucn.qc.ca Are you putting off doing your household chores? Why not contact your local Coopérative jeunesse de service (CJS)? The SADC has allocated a total of $3000 to three CJSs in its jurisdiction, namely in Sept-Îles, Harve-St-Pierre and Blanc-Sablon. These project will allow about 10 young people between the ages of 12 and 17 to create their own employment, building awareness about entrepreneurship in the process. If you’re looking for someone to cut the grass, babysit your kids or your pets or do your housecleaning, contact the CJS in your municipality. The SADC also provided funding to the Corporation de l’Île aux Perroquets in the amount of $2500 to rehabilitate the lighthouse station near Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan. The organization’s objective is to develop and enhance the Île aux Perroquets lighthouse site while preserving its original characteristics and improving the interregional tourism service offer. Restoration is currently underway, but don’t let that stop you from visiting the island, which is staying open during the work, barring the worksite (for safety reasons). The mission of the Gala Reconnaissance en Minganie is to host an activity that brings together the region’s socioeconomic stakeholders and reward their hard work, recognize their initiatives and stimulate the entrepreneurial culture in Minganie. The SADC granted the Gala an amount of $1500 to encourage its efforts to shine the spotlight on and build awareness of entrepreneurship. The Gala Reconnaissance organizes an event every two years, since 2006, dedicated to “Rolling out the red carpet in Minganie”. We hope to see you in the fall for the 5th edition of the Gala Reconnaissance en Minganie. The SADC provided financial support in the amount of $1500 to install observation binoculars at Rivière-au-Tonnerre. The Coopérative de solidarité en tourisme équitable is a travel agency with a mission to organize and promote tourism in the municipalities of Minganie and the Lower North Shore. The observation binoculars are already available. You can also rent fishing rods and buy picnic baskets and blankets to dine along the seashore.