Backgrounder: CED funding for businesses and organizations working in regional development


Trois-Rivières, Quebec, July 24, 2020 Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

The following information is in addition to the news release issued on July 24, 2020, on CED’s financial assistance, recipient businesses and their respective projects.


  • 37 projects supported by CED
  • $22,485,153 in financial contributions from CED


Region Recipient Activities funded by CED Contribution*
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Quebec Mineral Exploration Association Implementation of the sustainable mining certification program for mineral exploration companies, including mining goods and services suppliers $86,675
Abitibi-Témiscamingue PHB (Perron, Hudon, Bélanger) Purchase of photogrammetric digital data capture equipment $1,350,000
Abitibi-Témiscamingue Hydraulique JMPE (9183-5975 Québec) Acquisition and installation of specialized equipment such as digital towers and a bridge crane, as well as the expansion of the plant $284,500
Chaudière-Appalaches Kemitek (formerly Oleotek) Purchase of specialized equipment, including continuous flow chemistry technology, for pilot plant $450,000
Chaudière-Appalaches Ag-Bio Centre Salaries and professional fees for coaching incubated businesses and providing them with strategic support $300,000
Côte-Nord Ville de Sept-Îles Purchase of two modular buildings to improve visitor and service facilities of boat operators offering tourist boat trips in the Sept-Îles archipelago $54,000
Estrie Champeau (J.M. Champeau) Purchase of pilot processing line as part of this business’s digitization $834,431
Estrie Quartier artisan (Quartier artisan de Lac-Mégantic) [website in French only] Costs to continue operating for three years in order to support the start-up of craft businesses and coach entrepreneur craftspeople $315,800
Estrie Esplanade (Esplanade Montréal), Espace-Entrepreneur (Espace-inc), Développement économique de l’agglomération de Longueuil (DEL) et Mouvement des accélérateurs d’innovation du Québec (MAIN) Support for these four organizations in the rollout of a new service channel to support start-ups with an environmental and social impact in seven regions of Quebec and in five high-potential sectors (health, food systems, environment, education and finance) $1,500,000
Estrie Activar Hôtels (9401-2945 Québec) Building of new hotel in downtown Lac-Mégantic, development of site, purchase of equipment and furniture $500,000
Gaspésie‒Iles-de-la-Madeleine Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders (CAMI) Strategic planning and mounting of new multimedia heritage exhibit at the Old Harry Church museum $132,616
Gaspésie‒Iles-de-la-Madeleine Avalanche Québec (website in French only) Development and marketing of the “Ski Haute-Gaspésie” app for back-country hikers in the Chic-Chocs area $15,000
Gaspésie‒Iles-de-la-Madeleine Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders (CAMI) Enhancement of Entry Island museum’s tourism offering $323,863
Lanaudière Lanaudière économique (website in French only) Salary of a resource dedicated to coaching innovative businesses, cost of compiling a regional overview of innovation and promoting the region’s economic opportunities $300,000
Lanaudière SODIL (Société de développement international de Lanaudière) [website in French only] Operating expenses of the regional export promotion organization (ORPEX) and costs of its activities to develop export markets for Lanaudière SMEs $411,000
Lanaudière Metal Manufacturing Alliance Professional fees for creating and operating an interactive digital platform for the digital marketing of participating metal manufacturing SMEs $140,933
Laurentides Film Laurentides Salaries, operating and marketing expenses and professional fees with respect to the promotion of the Laurentians as a location for producing national and international films $217,000
Laurentides Corporation industrielle de Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts Purchase and installation of equipment and accessories, and fit-up of offices for the La Cuisine project, an industrial food processing shop for companies operating according to a sharing (access) economy approach 100 000 $
Mauricie CDEC de Trois-Rivières (website in French only) Operating expenses related to local economic development mandate (planning and implementing impactful, engaging projects, and supporting entrepreneurship) $496,758
Mauricie CAE Laprade Trois-Rivières (website in French only) Part of the agency’s operating expenses in order to provide coaching services and technical support adapted to small local businesses $927,104
Mauricie Économie du savoir Mauricie (website in French only) Salaries and professional fees to provide targeted, specialized coaching to innovative businesses in the Mauricie $300,000
Montérégie Commerce international Québec Montérégie-Ouest (CIQMO) ORPEX’s operating expenses for two 18-month periods, to support SMEs in the Montérégie-Ouest area in their efforts to diversify and develop export markets (two funded projects) $370,597
Montréal Chambre de commerce de l'Est de Montréal (website in French only) ORPEX’s operating expenses for three years to support SMEs in the East of Montréal area in their efforts to diversify and develop export markets $480,000
Montréal mmode, the Metropolitan Fashion Cluster Operating expenses for three years to support organization of the cluster network and increase visibility of the Quebec fashion industry $600,000
Montréal Quartier de l'innovation Operating expenses for three years to develop and implement targeted projects to foster collaboration and experimentation between entrepreneurs, academics and the public $600,000
Montréal Montréal International Expansion of the International Secretariat for Water (ISW) headquarters $50,000
Montréal Montréal International Establishment of Rights & Resources Initiative (RRI) office in Montréal $116,667
Montréal Montréal International Move of the Global Open Data on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) headquarters to Montréal $183,334
Montréal Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) Operating expenses for three years of the team dedicated to promoting Quebec’s cinema and television industry abroad, international promotional activities and hosting of foreign producers $775,125
Montréal Montreal Council on Foreign Relations (MCFR) Operating expenses to make it possible to organize international events for the Montréal business community and expose Greater Montréal SMEs to potential new markets $100,000
Montréal Montréal International Organization’s operating expenses for 36 months to prospect and retain direct foreign investment in Greater Montréal $5,925,000
Montréal TechnoMontréal Salaries and professional fees related to the organization’s operations and rent, and costs directly related to the Innovation working group (promoting the industry, Plan de M@tch and internationalizing the industry) $200,000
Outaouais Mountain Granite Purchase of numerically controlled machining tools (lathe, polishing machine and saw) $294,750
Québec Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) Market development, promotion and information $1,500,000
Québec Optonique Implementation of 2020–2023 action plan in order to structure and stimulate the growth of Quebec’s optics/photonics industry $450,000
Saguenay‒Lac-Saint-Jean Nutrinor Coopérative Purchase, installation and programming of specialized equipment (ultra-filtration system and pre-heater), automatization of processes, expansion of dairy plant and refitting of facilities $1,800,000

* The types of CED funding are repayable contributions, non-repayable contributions and grants.


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