Social Economy

Promoting the solidarity-based social economy, encouraging innovative projects and assisting in their development is the practical work of the CDC Pontiac. In addition to working on a partnership with the Coopérative de développement régionale (CDR) Outaouais-Laurentides, the CDC Pontiac sits at the table of the Pôle d’économie sociale en Outaouais.

Social economy enterprises, whether in start-up mode or phases of development, consolidation or expansion, can count on the assistance of the CDC Pontiac.

Successful Social Economy Enterprises
Our support services are available to non-profits and co-ops, members of the CDC Pontiac, located in the MRC or Municipality of Pontiac.

Visibility and Recognition
The CDC Pontiac can help you gain recognition for your social economy enterprise.

Whether at the point of start-up or wanting to develop and gain recognition, eligible organizations must be able to demonstrate social and economic profitability.

Consolidation and Expansion
Consolidation and expansion projects must be based on recognized standards of social and economic profitability and good financial health.

Social Profitability
The concept of social profitability is based on a principle contained in the definition of Social Economy, as proposed by the Chantier de l’économie sociale, that being: the primacy of people and work over capital.