Organisation start-up (NPO, COOP)
The CDC Pontiac can help you clarify your ideas and choose the corporate structure that would best suit the mission of your future organisation. We can also guide you through the incorporation process.
The CDC Pontiac can help you with your basic organizational needs (administration, governance, etc.).
Support and Accompaniment for Social Economy Projects
Contact the CDC Pontiac: we will help you make a plan and identify the steps to take to get your project going.
The CDC Pontiac can help you find funding from the many sources available.
Training and Information
Tell us what you need. Your input will help us identify the key issues and resources that best answer those needs and allow us to provide the appropriate training or information sessions.
Representation Locally and Regionally
The principle objective of our representational activities is to promote community development and build partnerships at the local, regional and provincial levels. For example, the CDC Pontiac takes part in the meetings of the Table de développement social du Pontiac (TDSP) and the Pôle d’économie sociale de l’Outaouais as well as attending the annual meetings of the Table nationale des corporations de développement communautaire (TNCDC).
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.
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.