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Federal government announces $9.5M for Réseau des SADC et CAE

The SADCs and CAEs have been integrating sustainable development into their actions.

March 7, 2022   by CM Staff

WAKEFIELD — On Mar. 7, Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for CED, announced a non-repayable contribution of $9.5M for the Réseau des SADC et CAE.

This CED support will enable the 57 SADCs and 10 CAEs in Quebec to hopefully meet the growing needs of small businesses and communities for mentoring and expertise in sustainable development.

The SADCs and CAEs have been integrating sustainable development into their actions. In addition to being active in offering technical assistance to SMEs, they have launched initiatives in several regions across Quebec involving industrial symbiosis, carbon credit claims, and the promotion of renewable energy.

Through the financial assistance announced on Mar. 7, the SADCs and CAEs will be able to continue to support businesses in improving their environmental performance and communities in implementing their local economic development projects with a focus on sustainable development.

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“We are adopting concrete measures to help communities and small businesses accelerate the green shift in Quebec. By supporting the SADCs and CAEs, we are giving them the means to mentor even more organizations so they can adopt eco-friendly practices and clean technologies. The Réseau des SADC et CAE is a key partner helping our government reach its objectives in fostering a green, sustainable economy.” said Pascale St-Onge, Member of Parliament for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible of CED.