The SADC de Baie-des-Chaleurs supports and finances the development of businesses in the Avignon and Bonaventure RCMs. It gives advice and supports business persons to whom it proposes financial and technical aid programs. The purpose of these programs is to encourage creation, the maintenance and development of employment through start-ups, modernization, the acquisition and expansion of businesses.
The SADC also actively participates in the economic development of communities by implementing, organizing and supporting initiatives and projects which allow communities to stimulate their socioeconomic development.
The Baie-des-Chaleurs Société d’aide au développement de la collectivité (SADC) is dedicated to stimulating the economic, social and environmental development of its community in consultation with socio-economic stakeholders, entrepreneurs and individuals.
The Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC generates a positive impact on the vitality of communities and businesses.
Integrity: We promote honesty through impartiality and transparency.
Respect: We show respect to people, groups and communities in different milieu, enabling everyone to develop in a serene environment that is conducive to the full expression of their talents. This value also refers, more generally, to respect for commitments.
Innovation: With professional integrity, we seek new opportunities, remain on the cutting edge of knowledge, and make decisions based on calculated risks to improve individual and organizational performance.
Solidarity: By acting in solidarity towards our employees, administrators and our network, we encourage mutual assistance and consultation. We have a team spirit and a strong sense of belonging to our community. This value is also expressed through the development of a sense of personal and collective responsibility towards others and society.
Receptivity: Receptivity is closely related to one of our fundamental elements: proximity. We demonstrate our openness, and always listen to our members, our clients and our territory. We employ organizational best practices to meet the expectations of our clients to whom we offer a personalized and dedicated service. We are also attentive to the expectations of our employees and partners.
The Réseau des SADC et CAE is comprised of 57 SADCs and 10 CAEs who have been working to develop their communities for more than 30 years. The 400 professionals and 1,350 volunteers of the Réseau initiate and support development projects in their regions and support entrepreneurs in their projects. The Réseau manages $250 million in assets for investment, for entrepreneurs and for local projects.
Lyne's primary role is to manage and direct the organization based on strategic orientations defined by the employees and directors of the SADC. She is backed by a dynamic and proactive team of professionals plus a dedicated board of directors committed to community development and sustained improvement.
418 759-1555, ext. 222
Diane advises entrepreneurs at all stages of business development, providing insightful and personalized service. She offers effective strategies and tailor-made management tools and support adapted to each client’s needs.
418 759-1555, ext. 225
Client-oriented, Annie assists promoters in the analysis, development and follow-up of their business project. She is primarily responsible for reviewing requests submitted to the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC seeking financing from its investment funds.
418 759-1555, ext. 230
Financial and Administrative Assistant
Julie is in charge of the accounting department of our organization and she also gives support to our team in addition to preparing various documents and reports.
418 759-1555, ext. 224
Originally from the Magdalen Island, Emma is learning to discover her new community and gives first-hand assistance to the clientele regarding client support programs. She has training and experience in human resources. In fact, she is continuing her studies in administration to obtain a certificate.
418 759-1555, ext. 229
Vanessa Ratté (maternity leave)
By prioritizing the needs and expectations of her clients, Vanessa offers consulting services to entrepreneurs in the region to support them in carrying out their business projects. Her role is to support entrepreneurs by carrying out an analysis and a diagnosis of their organization, proposing adapted solutions and ensuring personalized follow-up, during all stages of the development of their company.
Board of Directors
The board of directors of the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC is composed of 9 directors with a common commitment to the socio-economic development of our region. Board members are business people and professionals drawn from the business community of the RCMs of Bonaventure and Avignon. Directors are all corporate and individual members of the SADC.
“Sustainable development results from a series of public, private and community-based actions to meet current needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their specific needs.”
- Board of Directors, November 2005
Since 2005, the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC has been committed to sustainable development. We believe that every action counts! In line with the principles of local sustainable development, the SADC is aware of the importance of the environment and sustainable development, and our leadership role in this area. That is why, in 2005, we adopted a sustainable development policy to frame our practices in resource management and our activities.
Politique de développement durable
Sustainable Development Award
To underline its 30 th anniversary, the SADC de Baie-des-Chaleurs founded the Sustainable Development award that was presented at the Baie-des-Chaleurs’ Chamber of commerce gala of recognition.
The new Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC Sustainable Development Prize is awarded in recognition of a business that is not only oriented towards short-term financial profitability, but that also takes environmental and social impacts into consideration in their daily operations and management, investing for the long term.
The SADC produces an annual report on its activities at the end of each fiscal year. The report is presented to members at the organization’s annual general assembly. The annual report is also distributed to our socio-economic partners and clients and is posted online to promote awareness of the achievements, projects and impact of the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC.
Mécanique SL Plus – A Business Portrait
Sébastien Bernard and Louis Parent acquired the Point S Garage in Nouvelle, in February 2022. Already co-owners of the neighbouring Transport Philippe Day enterprise, they saw a unique chance to complement both businesses. A meeting with both partners about the garage, which was re-named Mécanique SL and which obtained support from the Baie-des-Chaleurs SADC. A […]
Gasse Électrique inc. – Business Portrait
Antoni Gasse founded Gasse Électrique inc. in 2018, at Nouvelle. Justin Simoneau, who joined the team in 2020, quickly showed his mettle and has become a co-owner in the beginning of 2023. A meeting with Antoni and Justin about the business, which obtained support from the SADC Baie-des-Chaleurs. A Thumbnail Sketch of the Business Gasse […]
Ford and Subaru New Richmond – Business Portrait
Co-owner of Subaru New Richmond since 2010, René Leblanc has also acquired Ford New Richmond with Adam and André Leblanc (his brothers) and Matthew O’Reilly in 2018. Together, they undertook major enlargement work for the Subaru dealership and the construction of a new building for Ford. A meeting with René about these businesses, which recently […]
Workshop – Sustainability and profitability
17 septembre 2015
With the aid of a number of real-life examples from Québec businesses of all sizes, see how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) can create competitive advantages and improve profitability by integrating environmental and social aspects in their business strategies. Discover how, by developing new approaches to organization, entrepreneurs have increased their profitability. Thursday, September 17, […]
Workshop – Synergies and reclaiming industrial waste
27 janvier 2016
Industrial ecology in the service of business development Discover how the waste of one company can be used as the resources of another! Participate in the workshop on Synergies and reclaiming industrial waste to understand the importance of integrating the principles of industrial ecology into your business model. Discover companies that have made the leap […]
Human Resources Workshop – Team Work : An Individual and Collective Accountability
17 novembre 2021
The SADC of the Baie-des-Chaleurs is pleased to announce the return of its Human Resources Seminar to be held on November 17, 2021. It will be given in a hybrid format for the first time. The event will be held in person at the Gaspésie Congress Centre at Carleton-sur-Mer and on-line by videoconference. With […]