Economic recovery will be green in Cantons-de-l’Est region
Government of Canada grants $33,000 to assist ADDERE to go green and helps create one job.
EAST ANGUS, Que. , March 3, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – The Government of Canada announced $33,000 in financial support for ADDERE (Concertaction Estrie). This non-repayable contribution will enable the organization to develop, make accessible and promote an interactive web platform offering information as well as an array of tools, training and networking activities to strengthen sustainable development initiatives. CED’s assistance will focus on professional fees, the salary of the project lead and the costs of advertising and computer equipment. The project, aimed at improving the performance of SMEs and NPOs in the Estrie region and elsewhere in Quebec through the adoption of sustainable development practices, will lead to the creation of one job.
“CED fosters the entrepreneurial spirit, even more so when our entrepreneurs’ ingenuity and know–how lead to the development and marketing of green technologies,” said Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament for Sherbrooke and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, in a prepared statement. “Innovation is at the heart of CED’s priorities, and we proudly support the green transition in businesses and organizations, as well as the adoption of cleaner energy processes. By leveraging innovative projects such as the one by ADDERE (Concertaction Estrie), we are also investing in the well-being of future generations.”
An NPO created in 2010, ADDERE has been accompanying manufacturing and service businesses, organizations and municipalities for over 10 years to propel eco-responsibility forward through their business practices. Its services range from developing eco-responsible business strategies to elaborating action plans on managing social and environmental impacts, as well as communication and awareness-raising among stakeholders and mentoring on obtaining sustainable development accreditations.
The Government of Canada has set itself the objective to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Climate-friendly measures have also been defined as the cornerstone of a plan aimed at supporting and creating millions of jobs across the country.