The Société d’aide au développement de la collectivité (SADC) de la région de Coaticook was created in 1994 from the merger of the Comité d’aide au développement de la collectivité (CADC) and the Centre d’aide aux entreprises (CAE) de la région de Coaticook. The SADC is a corporation incorporated under part II correction of the Canada Business Corporations Act.

The CADC supported and monitored community development initiatives while the CAE provided businesses with financial and technical assistance.


1987 Creation of the Coaticook region CADC
1989 Creation of the Coaticook region CAE
1994 Merger of the Coaticook region CADC and CAE to create the Coaticook region SADC
1995 The SADC Network in Quebec was established on May 6, 1995 and now includes 57 SADCs and 10 CAEs.


The Société d’aide au développement de la collectivité (SADC) de la région de Coaticook, along with its predecessors, the CADC and CAE, have been rooted in our community for over 25 years. They have played an extraordinary role in our region’s vibrancy and development.


The Coaticook SADC has always been about local citizens interested in fostering decision-making autonomy and initiative in the region’s socio-economic development. Thanks to the outstanding commitment of its staff and the volunteers on its various boards of directors, the SADC has continued to uphold its mission to this day.


Our SADC’s beginnings can be traced back to 1986, when Canada introduced the Programme de développement des collectivités (Community Futures Program) to help create CADCs or Comités d’aide au développement des collectivités (Community Futures Committees). The committees were put together with a view to guiding and supporting development initiatives in difficult economic situations. In Coaticook, the regional CADC was formed in 1987 and presided by Michel Raymond, then Rosaire Provencher (1992) and Serge Arsenault (1993-94).


Starting in 1988, volunteers at our CADC began working toward creating a CAE or Centre d’aide aux entreprises (Business Development Centre) devoted to spurring on employment development and business services using a federal investment fund. The original CAE Board of Directors, founded in June 1989, counted seven members and was presided by Robert Fortier (1989-94). The CAE set up shop at 120 Child St., Coaticook and was headed by General Manager Michel Dassylva.


In 1993, the federal government decided to merge the CADCs and CAEs into Sociétés d'aide au développement des collectivités (SADCs). Coaticook’s merger was officially adopted in October 1994, creating the SADC de la région de Coaticook: a non-profit organization incorporated under part II of the Canada Corporations Act. Our SADC’s first General Manager was Michel Dassylva, followed by Acting General Manager Gaston Bachand in 2008 and then Joanne Beaudin in 2009. Over the years, the SADC has been presided by Serge Arsenault (1994-99 and 2001-06), Raymond Duteau (1999 and 2000), Gilles Vaillancourt (2000-2001), Gaétan Labelle (2006-2011) and Serge Gosselin (since November 2011). From its original address at 14 Adams St., Coaticook (1995), the SADC has moved to 38 Child St. (2004).


Benefits for the community


Thanks to financial support from Canada Economic Development, the SADC de la région de Coaticook has helped to create or maintain 1,746 jobs in our MRC. In 1996, a Youth Investment Fund was put at the organization’s disposal, enabling new recruits to be hired in this sector. Over the years, the SADC has been able to grant 119 loans, totaling $1,479,525, to young entrepreneurs in our area. When combined with loans from the SADC’s regular investment fund, this support amounts to 263 loans to regional businesses, for a total of $8,562,922.


Over the years, the SADC has also established and supported hundreds of local development projects related to high-speed internet access in rural areas, technological literacy, the Table de concertation regional (regional round table), the Ressourcerie des Frontières (recycling centre), the CIARC or Centre d'initiatives en agriculture de la région de Coaticook, the Radio cooperative, and the Voie des Pionniers (Pioneer Trail), to name only a few.


A well-established pillar of the community, the SADC de la région de Coaticook continues to pursue its mission today, with special emphasis on sustainable development. Its slogan as of 2011—Your dreams, our passion… A SUSTAINABLE RELATIONSHIP!—is a reflection of our promise to the community.

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SADC de la région de Coaticook

38, rue Child Suite 140
Coaticook, QC J1A 2B1
Tel. 819 849-3053
Email: info@sadccoaticook.ca