Entreprendre Sherbrooke receives over $450K from federal government
by CM Staff
This CED support will enable the organization to develop an economic ecosystem that is more innovative, inclusive, and green.
SHERBROOKE — On Jul. 22, Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant, along with Élisabeth Brière, MP for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, announced a non-repayable contribution of $469,956 for Entreprendre Sherbrooke. This CED support will enable the organization to develop an economic ecosystem that is more innovative, inclusive, and green.
Entreprendre Sherbrooke is trying to dynamize economic communities, foster the development of new social enterprises and investment businesses, and mentor established businesses as they face challenges, while also growing a strong entrepreneurial culture in the region. The support from CED will enable the organization to pursue its mandate with confirmed funding over three years. The organization will thus be able to implement structural projects that involve information-sharing, mobilization, cooperation, study, and planning activities, as well as accompany businesses in the pre‑start-up, start-up and growth phases.
“What we are announcing is not only good news for Entreprendre Sherbrooke but excellent news for the region! Today, we are giving a major boost to the organization so that it can continue to assist Sherbrooke’s entrepreneurs. An innovative, inclusive, green recovery depends on strong, thriving SMEs, and we continue to be here to help them and the organizations that support them be successful!” said Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Quebec Lieutenant.