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Community development achievements

More than $79,945 and 866 hours    devoted  to community development in 2017-2018


Achievements 2016-2017

Découvrir pour mieux comprendre

An initiative of the Workforce Issues Committee in collaboration with the MRC de Coaticook and Actions Interculturelles, the Découvrir pour mieux comprendre project has helped raise community awareness and facilitated immigrant integration, both in the workplace and in the community at large.


6 articles relating the stories of people belonging to various categories of immigration published in Le Crieur public

6 interviews aires on CIGN radio 96.7 FM

3 hard-hitting ads e journal Le Progrès de Coaticook

3 publicités-choc diffusées à la radio CIGN 96.7 FM


Enchantés d'y travailler appreciation evening to facilitate worker recruitment and retention

Held in collaboration with the Coaticook MRC, this evening pu the spotlight on 44 employees from 3 regional businesses, acting as trainees, ambassadors, coaches, sponsors or trainers. 


Mixer on green accounting

More than 40 entrepreneurs truned out to the talk by Marc Journeault, CPA, CMA, Ph.D., Caron et fils inc, and BioBon inc. at a panel organized by the SADC to take stock of sustainable development needs.


18  video capsules

on governance, in partnership with Marco Baron.


Implementation of communication diagnosis and strategies 

for 4 non-profit organizations, with Gauthier Communication Marketing 


Waste management (WM) data collection

With financial assistance from Recyc-Québec, the SADC's advisors visited more than 30 regional businesses with 3 or more employees to draw up a detailed portrait of the waste generated. Thanks to the help of Monique Clément, a report was produced to help determine needs, suppliers, equipment, and avenues in order to start up a waste consolidation initiative for the businesses concerned. 


Past achievements

Workforce recruitment and retention guidance

Workforce recruitment and retention guidance with Marc Éthier (three businesses adopted the approach: J.M. Champeau, Gober Portes d’armoires, and Bois Ouvrés Waterville)


Sustainable development (green)

Project on sustainable development (green) accounting with students from Université Laval and the company Jardin des Trouvailles

Human resources guidance

This project consists of offering support and guidance in human resources management. The aim is to provide complementary assistance to entrepreneurs by helping them to consolidate practices, as well as suggesting potential solutions to particularly complex or delicate management situations. In a word, the project involves professional support through coaching and specific guidance.


Organizational governance training and guidance

Over the past few years, a number of training events have been led by Marco Baron under the theme “Governance of your Board of Directors.” The goal is to allow the directors of numerous regional organizations to better understand the principles of governance and the roles of a board of directors.


In addition to group training, seven of the region’s organizations have benefitted from personalized services in sound governance. Thanks to the Coaticook SADC, they have taken advantage of personalized guidance, free of charge, in order to enhance their efficiency and to develop tools adapted to their needs.


Emotional intelligence at the heart of leadership by Pierrette Desrosiers

This training program inspired by the latest scientific research on the development of leadership, emotional intelligence, the psychology of change, and achievement has been taken by 14 business leaders. Our trainer, Pierrette Desrosiers, has provided them with innovative tools and techniques in order to help manage change on their respective teams.


Industrial tours in collaboration with the Dobson-Lagassé Entrepreneurship Centre

Thanks to an initiative of the Coaticook SADC, business administration students at Bishop’s University have an opportunity to tour businesses in the region. The tour is aimed at showing future graduates the possibility of working locally in various fields of expertise and in both official languages. The companies Niedner Inc., J.M Champeau Inc., Laiterie de Coaticook Ltée, Meubles Gober and Tissus Geo Sheard Ltée have been toured by more then 100 students.



Operation: Plugging in the SMEs

As part of his Plugging in Quebec’s SMEs tour, François Charron has come to make local entrepreneurs aware of the importance of having good visibility on the web, as well as to urge them to get on the e-commerce bandwagon.


Mobile workshop on online store creation

Also in the context of the Plugging in Quebec’s SMEs tour, a mobile workshop trailer complete with computers and a giant screen came to Coaticook on October 1, 2014. With the help of a trainer, entrepreneurs were able to create their own online stores.


Mobile workshop on online store creation  (in french only)


Training on Information and Communications Technologies (ICT)

Under the instruction of Josée Marleau, this training financed and hosted by the Coaticook SADC demystifies the basics of the Internet and the Office Suite for newcomers to modern Information and Communications Technologies (ICT).





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