The Société d’aide au développement des collectivités (SADC) de Papineau is an organization that offers technical and financial support to businesses and the communities. Its mission is to support and stimulate the development of communities, entrepreneurship and businesses by fostering the maintenance and creation of jobs.

Main services:

  • Financial support for the acquisition, start-up, expansion or expansion of a business;
  • Local economic development;
  • Feasibility and market study;
  • Web services.


The mission of Carrefour jeunesse emploi de l’Outaouais (CJEO) is to offer services that will improve the lives of young adults — 16 to 35 years old — by guiding them into the workplace, helping them to go back to school or to start a business. The CJEO is a welcoming place for young adults. This is where they can get support and a boost in self-esteem while going through the steps toward a successful future.

Our organization encourages young adults to become autonomous and to reach their full potential. We provide an environment where motivation, optimism, ambition, dynamism, self-confidence and desire to work are valued.

The CJEO stands apart because of its group approach that breaks isolation and promotes full social integration of young adults.


You have a great idea to start a business but do not know where to begin?

The Youth Entrepreneurship Outreach Officer (YEOO) at the Carrefour jeunesse emploi de Papineau (CJEP) will help you evaluate your entrepreneurial potential and your idea. The YEOO will guide you through the first steps of the entrepreneurship process and introduce you to financing and support resources available. What is more, the YEOO offer a free personalized service comprising individual meetings to clarify your needs and help you plan your approach.

The mission of CJEP is to offer services young adults — 16 to 35 years old — that will improve their lives of by improving their employability, guide them into the workplace, or help them to go back to school.


Since 1937, the Gatineau Chamber of Commerce (GCC) has been a reference for business people. It has 850 members and its initiatives are focused on 5 main objectives: mentorship, networking, representation, information and training.

The mission of the GCC is to stimulate economic vitality by investing energy and efforts into the governance of its strong and united network, acting in a variety of essential sectors devoted to the growth of the community. The role of the GCC is to facilitate networking, advocate for the business community’s interests and to promote exchange initiatives in order to fully associate the members to the Outaouais economic growth.


The Collines-de-l’Outaouais CLD is a leader in local economic development on the territory of the Collines-de-l’Outaouais MRC. It offers proactive support to local entrepreneurs, communities and the elected body.

Its mission is to facilitate, promote and support economic and local growth throughout the territory through private entrepreneurship, social economy and collective entrepreneurship in a sustainable approach. The Collines-de-l’Outaouais CLD values a client oriented approach, expertise, networking and ethics.

In other word, the Collines-de-l’Outaouais CLD contributes to the development of local communities. It supports structuring initiatives that will foster economic, social and environmental benefits, and it assists communities in taking charge of their own development.


Economic Development — Gatineau CLD (ED — GCLD) participates in the establishment, consolidation and expansion of businesses in Gatineau. It provides strategic and financial support to maximize their performance and to create local jobs for the long term.

We also work actively at prospecting new investments in collaboration with a number of partners with a view to contributing to the region’s economic diversification and vitality.

Our services:

  • Strategic advice on business development (start-up, expansion, consolidation);
  • Business financing;
  • Sales of land in Gatineau’s industrial and business parks;
  • Localisation strategies;
  • Welcoming businesses coming from outside the region;
  • Accompanying future entrepreneurs in collaboration with many partners;
  • Accompanying social economy enterprises.


SADC Pontiac works with businesses, industry and local communities to help create local employment, to support economic growth and to encourage business development.

Our goal is to help entrepreneurs complete their financing with our various loans programs, coaching and training. We work closely with financial institutions and other economic development partners to help with business plans, market studies, start-up, expansion or transfers of business.


Since 1981, the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau SADC has provided products and services to the community as well as to businesses.

The SADC offers technical and financial support to small and medium-sized enterprises by adapting to their reality and needs. The SADC offers loans up to $150 000 at a competitive rate.

The Stratégie jeunesse fund aims at the young adult clientele (18 to 35). This fund was established to help young people to start their own business by making it possible for them to have access to a personal loan of up to $25 000 per entrepreneur.

Accompaniment and individual follow-up:

  • Market study;
  • Financial arrangements analysis;
  • Business plan;
  • Idea bank;
  • Advice on marketing, production, commercialization, human resources, R&D, exportation, etc.