Sustainable Recovery Cohort

Join our new Sustainable Recovery Cohort and obtain a non-refundable financial contribution to benefit from the services of a sustainable development expert who will help you build an action plan and adopt new responsible and sustainable business practices.

What is the Cohort?

With the financial support of the Fonds Écoleader and Desjardins, the Réseau des SADC & CAE has implemented a new Sustainable Recovery Cohort that allows businesses to benefit from the services of a sustainable development expert in order to help them to:

  • adapt/develop their business model by responding to the opportunities offered by the Sustainable Recovery objectives;
  • build an action plan and adopt new environmentally responsible business practices;
  • ensure rapid, rigorous and efficient recovery and growth.

Advantages and Benefits for the Company

  • Reduce operating and resource development costs;
  • Improve competitiveness while reducing environmental footprint;
  • Reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and contribute to the fight against climate change;
  • Improve corporate image as perceived by different stakeholders;
  • Consolidate and develop new responsible markets;
  • Improve working conditions and maximise productivity;
  • Attract and retain skilled labour;
  • Build customer loyalty and trust;
  • Adopt new innovative and digital practices.

Implementation Process

Notre expert en développement durable vous accompagnera dans la démarche suivante.


  • Carry out a sustainable development diagnosis according to a framework determined by the SD group of experts by identifying the impacts and costs related to:
  • the environment: waste, water, energy and transport;
  • social factors: employee retention, motivation and training;
  • economics: losses, waste, non-compliance, non-value added activities, financial health;
  • governance: management and strategy, innovation and communication.
  • Prioritise the issues and draw up an action plan.
  • Identify two priority eco-responsible initiatives and help the company implement them.

Turn the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis into an opportunity to:

  • maximise your productivity
  • improve your competitiveness and profitability
  • attract and maintain your work force
  • build customer loyalty
  • reduce your environmental footprint
  • ensure your sustainability

Frequently asked questions

Criteria for Eligibility

  • The business has fewer than 200 employees and has a commercial or industrial establishment within the SADC Papineau’s (and the Outaouais) territory;
  • The business is a legally constituted for-profit or social economic organization registered with the Registraire des entreprises du Québec and incorporated under one of the following laws;
  • Companies Act, Part III;
  • Canada Corporations Act, Part II;
  • Cooperatives Act.
  • The company is not majority-owned by a municipal entity or a Crown corporation and is not listed in the Business register as not being eligible for public contracts;
  • The majority shareholder of the business owns only one incorporated business having similar activities;
  • The financial viability of the company is based on more than 40% of autonomous income from its economic activities;
  • The business is financially sound and is not under the protection of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act or the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act;
  • The business does not have an ongoing project financed by the Fonds Écoleader;
  • The company is ready to commit to a global approach to sustainable development and recovery, to actively collaborate in the realization of an action plan promoting the adoption of eco-responsible practices and to devote the time and resources necessary to allow the realization of this plan.

Recruitment Adapted to you Availability

A flexible cohort covering several sectors with a 4-month recruitment period starting from March 1, 2021 to July 30, 2022, and lasting until the end of the project.

Cost of Unit Membership

$600/business The total cost of $6,000 will be covered by the Fonds Écoleader (50%), Desjardins (30%), the SADC (10%) and the company (10%).

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