Financial assistance programs of the mrc

The information presented below is general. They are intended to briefly describe the various financial assistance programs of the MRC du Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent. For more information about these programs, we invite you to contact us by phone at 418 787-2020 or by e-mail: info@mrcgsl.ca

MRC Investment Policy (currently in review)
Application for for financial assistance


Territorial development fund

2018-2019 Activity Report
2019-2020 Intervention priorities


Entrepreneurial and economic diversification Fund (EEDF)

This fund is aimed at entrepreneurs requesting assistance to create, acquire or expand a business. The financial assistance under this fund cannot exceed $7,500 per project.

An additionnal $1,500 is granted to a promoter if they are between the ages of 18 and 35.


Social economy fund (SEF)

The main goal of the social enterprise is to improve the quality of life of its members, its workers or the community in which it is established. The financial assistance under this fund cannot exceed $10,000 per project.


Concertation, Entreprise Trade Fund (CETF)

This fund has a dual purpose:

  1. Concertation: The actions of many people working together for a common goal. This funding is available to assist in the financing of forums (fishery, tourism, etc.), assemblies and meetings to discuss issues pertaining to a specific industry, including the development of strategies within the sectors of the economy involved or in the development of the territory. The eligible amount will be determined upon receipt of the financial assistance application form and reimbursement will be made upon presentation of supporting documents.
  2. Entreprise Trade: Support the growth of the Lower North Shore’s business activities through market penetration and expansion. Financial assistance is available for attending trade shows, conventions, conferences or other similar events. The financial assistance under this fund cannot exceed $2,000 per promoter per project.

Community support fund (CSF)

This fund assist in offsetting the costs to local organizations, clubs, groups and individuals involved in events or initiatives which have a positive impact for the recipient, local residents and the community as a whole. This fund has an annual budget of $5,000.


Rural Development Fund (RDF)

This funds aims to promote the growth and integration of the population, add value to human, cultural and physical resources in the region, assure the survival of rural communities and maintain the equilibrium between quality of life, lifestyle, natural environment and economic activities. The financial assistance under this fund cannot exceed $25,000 per project.


Structural Projects Fund (SPF)

This fund is aimed towards community mobilization and support structuring projects in the following fields: fishery, aquaculture, agri-food, tourism, leisure, economic diversification, labor force training, transportation, telecommunication, environment and fire safety. The financial assistance under this fund cannot exceed $35,000 per project.

Structural Projects Policy


healthy communities development support fund (Hcdsf)

The purpose of this fund is to support and assist organizations on the territory of the MRC that wish to reduce the social inequalities of health on its territory by the implementation of strategies that promote community development. The projects supported will fund initiatives in social housing, social inclusion, transportation, fight against poverty, education/perseverance/literacy, healthy lifestyle, healthy and safe environments, etc. The maximum contribution allocated to any one project is $10,000.

Management Framework


Self-employment assistance (SEA)

This measure offers assistance in the form of financial and technical support. This support is intended for income security recipients, employment insurance recipients, people “without employment and income” and workers with an uncertain income to start-up or purchase an existing business. This income support is equivalent to the minimum wage x 35 hours per week for a maximum of 52 weeks.

Information sheet for the SEA measure (currently unavailable)


Local Investment Fund (FLI)/Local Solidarity Fund (FLS)

The mission of these local funds is to financially assist and technically support new and existings enterprises, create and maintain jobs on the territory of the MRC du Golfe-du-Saint-Laurent.

FLI/FLS Common Investment Policy (currently unavailable)