The SADC actively participates in the development of communities. It initiates, organizes and supports activities and projects that will help communities meet their individual and collective socio-economic needs, now and in the future.The SADC advocates local development through this action :

  • Launch projects that help communities develop in terms of tourism, culture, health, community services, education, etc. ;
  • Sit on various committees, round tables and boards of directors to allow the SADC to share its expertise ;
  • Foster uan interest in entrepreneurship, especially among young people, using promotional and information campaigns ;
  • Get involved with and take part in development projects initiated by other community service organizations ;
  • Hold training sessions, conferences and seminars to broadly publicize our expertise to entrepreneurs and project promoters ;
  • Establish business development support measures, such as mentoring.

Non-refundable contribution

Financial assistance offered to support the provision of awareness, facilitation, networking, consulting and coaching services to encourage sustainable economic development in the communities.

Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions :

All requests for financial contributions under the SADC Côte-Nord’s Local Development Program must be submitted before 4 p.m. on April 1 of each year.

In the event where funding is still available following the disbursements for the first series of requests, a second deadline will be announced for October 1 of the current year and a second series of requests will be analyzed to determine how to allocate the remaining funds.

The projects submitted must take place in the region covered by the SADC Côte-Nord, that is, between Rivière-Pentecôte and Blanc-Sablon, including Anticosti Island.

All projects submitted must be directly associated with economic development and must be involved in one of the following priority niches for development:

  • Entrepreneurship (awareness-building, promotional efforts, development)
  • Interregional tourism
  • The biofood industry
  • The fisheries industry
  • The development of Anglophone and Aboriginal communities

Two (2) types of requests will be accepted, namely, requests for non-refundable contributions and requests for sponsorships:

  • Non-refundable contribution : The SADC Côte-Nord cannot make the payment directly to the project promoter. The applicant organization must submit an invoice addressed directly to the SADC Côte-Nord either for professional fees or from a supplier in the amount entered in the letter of offer. Please note that a tender from the said supplier is needed to complete the Contribution Request Form.
  • Sponsorship : The applicant organization must provide the SADC Côte-Nord with the organization’s visibility plan; afterwards, proof of graphics as per the visibility plan will be required before the funds are made available.

The SADC Côte-Nord will favour projects having obtained financial support from other community or industry partners. – Each organization receiving local development funds will be held to completing a follow-up form provided by the SADC Côte-Nord at the end of each event.

Owing to the financial constraints of this assistance program, the SADC Côte-Nord reserves the right to refuse any request for funding, including requests that meet the above-mentioned eligibility criteria.

* Please note that our Contribution Request Form has been adapted to reflect these new terms and conditions. The new form is available on the SADC Côte-Nord website. ** All requests for financial contributions received before April 1, 2015, for funding under the 2015-2016 fiscal year must be made using the old form; however, these requests will be analyzed in light of the new terms and conditions.

For more information on the local development program :

Véronik Perreault | Project Agent
418 962-7233 poste 105 | 1-877 962-7233