The Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC supports and funds business development in the region. It offers support services to entrepreneurs as well as several financial assistance programs aimed at fostering the creation, maintenance and development of employment through enterprise start-up, modernization, acquisition and development.
The SADC is an active participant in community economic development; initiating, organizing and supporting various activities and projects enabling communities to stimulate their socio-economic development. Always mindful of the principles of sustainable local development, the SADC is committed to protecting the environment and to taking a leadership role in sustainable development. In 2005, it adopted a sustainable development policy to guide both the management of its resources and its development initiatives.
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.
The Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC generates a positive impact on the vitality of communities and businesses.
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 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.
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.
418 392-5014, ext. 222
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.
418 392-5014, ext. 225
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.
418 392-5014, ext. 230
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.
418 392-5014, ext. 229
Development and Communications Officer
Working with local organizations, Mariline collaborates in community socio-economic development activities and participates in the implementation of job creation programs in the region. She also works to promote the SADC and its mission by developing communications tools and activities for the organization.
418 392-5014, ext. 226
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.
- Nancy Goulet – Corporate Member
- Ronald Cormier – Corporate Member
- Daniel Gasse – Individual Member
- Charles Guérette – Corporate Member
- Jean-Pierre Rivière – Individual Member
- Michèle Leblanc – Individual Member
- Marie-Louis Bourdages – Individual Member
- Sabrina Mercier – Corporate Member
- Gaël Tremblay – Corporate Member
“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.
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.
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.
WORKING TOWARDS A JOB: A NEW HIRING PROGRAM
WORKING TOWARDS A JOB: A NEW HIRING PROGRAM TO OVERCOME BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT New Richmond, July 24, 2017 – The Baie-des-Chaleurs Société d’aide au développement de la collectivité (SADC) is pleased to announce the opening of the new hiring program Working Towards a Job to help young people overcome barriers to their finding employment. This […]
$9.6 M in Economic Spin-Offs in the Baie-des-Chaleurs
New Richmond, June 6, 2017 – More than $1 million in investments in the Baie-des-Chaleurs community created an estimated $9.6 million in spin-offs in the territory in 2016-2017. These are the results announced at the Baie-des-Chaleurs Société d’aide au développement de la collectivité (SADC) at its Annual General Meeting this morning in New Richmond. In […]
A new web-based tool for business pre-start-up in the Gaspé peninsula and the Magdalen Islands
The Baie-des-Chaleurs, Rocher Percé, Gaspé, Haute-Gaspésie, and Îles-de-la-Madeleine SADCs (Société d’aide au développement de la collectivité) are proud to unveil today a new website dedicated to the pre-start-up of a business: The Road to Entrepreneurship. This website lists all of the available resources that are useful in the pre-start-up of a business in the region. […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]