About us

The SADC de Baie-des-Chaleurs supports and finances the development of businesses in the Avignon and Bonaventure RCMs. It gives advice and supports business persons to whom it proposes financial and technical aid programs. The purpose of these programs is to encourage creation, the maintenance and development of employment through start-ups, modernization, the acquisition and expansion of businesses.

The SADC also actively participates in the economic development of communities by implementing, organizing and supporting initiatives and projects which allow communities to stimulate their socioeconomic development.

Our mission

The Baie-des-Chaleurs Société d’aide au développement de la collectivité (SADC) is dedicated to stimulating the economic, social and environmental development of its community in consultation with socio-economic stakeholders, entrepreneurs and individuals.

Our vision

The Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC generates a positive impact on the vitality of communities and businesses.

Our values

Integrity: We promote honesty through impartiality and transparency.

Respect: We show respect to people, groups and communities in different milieu, enabling everyone to develop in a serene environment that is conducive to the full expression of their talents. This value also refers, more generally, to respect for commitments.

Innovation: With professional integrity, we seek new opportunities, remain on the cutting edge of knowledge, and make decisions based on calculated risks to improve individual and organizational performance.

Solidarity: By acting in solidarity towards our employees, administrators and our network, we encourage mutual assistance and consultation. We have a team spirit and a strong sense of belonging to our community. This value is also expressed through the development of a sense of personal and collective responsibility towards others and society.

Receptivity: Receptivity is closely related to one of our fundamental elements: proximity. We demonstrate our openness, and always listen to our members, our clients and our territory. We employ organizational best practices to meet the expectations of our clients to whom we offer a personalized and dedicated service. We are also attentive to the expectations of our employees and partners.

The Réseau

The Réseau des SADC et CAE is comprised of 57 SADCs and 10 CAEs who have been working to develop their communities for more than 30 years. The 400 professionals and 1,350 volunteers of the Réseau initiate and support development projects in their regions and support entrepreneurs in their projects. The Réseau manages $250 million in assets for investment, for entrepreneurs and for local projects.




Membre de l'équipe

Lyne Lebrasseur
Executive Director

Lyne's primary role is to manage and direct the organization based on strategic orientations defined by the employees and directors of the SADC. She is backed by a dynamic and proactive team of professionals plus a dedicated board of directors committed to community development and sustained improvement.

[email protected]
418 759-1555, ext. 222

Membre de l'équipe

Diane Bujold
Business Consultant

Diane advises entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, providing insightful and personalized service. She offers effective strategies and tailor-made management tools and support adapted to each client’s needs.

[email protected]
418 759-1555, ext. 225

Membre de l'équipe

Annie Boudreau
Financial Consultant

Client-oriented, Annie assists promoters in the analysis, development and follow-up of their business project. She is primarily responsible for reviewing requests submitted to the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC seeking financing from its investment funds.

[email protected]
418 759-1555, ext. 230

Membre de l'équipe

Julie Bourdages
Investment Fund Support Officer

Julie does the accounting for the investment fund and the youth strategy fund. She is responsible for job-creating programs and assists team members in the production of various reports.

[email protected]

418 759-1555 ext. 224

Membre de l'équipe

Marjolaine Clairmont
Administrative Assistant

Marjolaine is primarily responsible for administrative tasks related to management and accounting at the SADC. She also provides reception, document management and administrative support to the team.

[email protected]
418 759-1555, ext. 229

Membre de l'équipe

Vanessa Ratté
Business Consultant

By prioritizing the needs and expectations of her clients, Vanessa offers consulting services to entrepreneurs in the region to support them in carrying out their business projects. Her role is to support entrepreneurs by carrying out an analysis and a diagnosis of their organization, proposing adapted solutions and ensuring personalized follow-up, during all stages of the development of their company.

[email protected]

418 759-1555 ext. 223

Board of Directors

The board of directors of the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC is composed of 9 directors with a common commitment to the socio-economic development of our region. Board members are business people and professionals drawn from the business community of the RCMs of Bonaventure and Avignon. Directors are all corporate and individual members of the SADC.

  • Charles Guérette (Corporate Member) – President
  • Michèle Leblanc (Individual Member) – Vice-president
  • Germain Babin (Individual Member) – Treasurer
  • Ambroise Henry  (Corporate Member) – Secretary
  • Annie-Claude Arsenault (Corporate Member) – Member aged between 18 and 39 years
  • Julie Coulombe (Corporate Member)
  • Nancy Goulet (Individual Member)
  • Position to be filled by an Individual Member
  • Position to be filled by a Corporate Member

Sustainable Development

“Sustainable development results from a series of public, private and community-based actions to meet current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their specific needs.”

- Board of Directors, November 2005

Since 2005, the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC has been committed to sustainable development. We believe that every action counts! In line with the principles of local sustainable development, the SADC is aware of the importance of the environment and sustainable development, and our leadership role in this area. That is why, in 2005, we adopted a sustainable development policy to frame our practices in resource management and our activities.

Politique de développement durable

Sustainable Development Award

To underline its 30 th anniversary, the SADC de Baie-des-Chaleurs founded the Sustainable Development award that was presented at the Baie-des-Chaleurs’ Chamber of commerce gala of recognition.

The new Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC Sustainable Development Prize is awarded in recognition of a business that is not only oriented towards short-term financial profitability, but that also takes environmental and social impacts into consideration in their daily operations and management, investing for the long term.

Annual Reports

The SADC produces an annual report on its activities at the end of each fiscal year. The report is presented to members at the organization’s annual general assembly. The annual report is also distributed to our socio-economic partners and clients and is posted online to promote awareness of the achievements, projects and impact of the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC. 


Call for projects – Acquisition of a work of visual art by the SADC

Wishing to showcase the work of an artist from Baie-des-Chaleurs in one of the common areas of its new offices, located in Maria since the spring of 2020, the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC is calling for the submission of projects for the realization of a work of art. Professional artists or artists in the process of professionalization […]

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The FRRR CFP is the part 2 of the FRRR, delivered by the SADC (Sociétés d’aide au développement des collectivités) and CAE (Centres d’aide aux entreprises) of Quebec. Its purpose is to provide emergency financial assistance to businesses that are not eligible for other federal programs or those that have been refused assistance under these […]

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Non-repayable contribution | Technical assistance component

Non-repayable contribution | Technical assistance component

The Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC is pleased to offer businesses in its territory a non-refundable contribution for technical assistance. OBJECTIVES Support businesses affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19; Provide businesses in the territory with access to technical assistance and specialized expertise in order to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and ensure their sustainability. TARGETED ORGANIZATIONS – […]

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Workshop – Sustainability and profitability

Workshop – Sustainability and profitability

17 septembre 2015

With the aid of a number of real-life examples from Québec businesses of all sizes, see how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can create competitive advantages and improve profitability by integrating environmental and social aspects in their business strategies. Discover how, by developing new approaches to organization, entrepreneurs have increased their profitability. Thursday, September 17, […]

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Conference – Finding the balance between work and home

Conference – Finding the balance between work and home

29 septembre 2015

The Baie-des-Chaleurs Société d’aide au développement de la collectivité (SADC) invites the public to a free lecture by speaker Jasmin Bergeron, entitled “Finding the balance between work and home”. Tuesday, September 29, 2015 – 7 p.m. English presentation Cascapédia-St-Jules Community Hall 55 route Gallagher Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – 7 p.m. French presentation Quai des […]

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Workshop – Synergies and reclaiming industrial waste

Workshop – Synergies and reclaiming industrial waste

27 janvier 2016

Industrial ecology in the service of business development Discover how the waste of one company can be used as the resources of another! Participate in the workshop on Synergies and reclaiming industrial waste to understand the importance of integrating the principles of industrial ecology into your business model. Discover companies that have made the leap […]

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