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6 Appendices

6.1 Agency's strategic framework

Agency's Strategic Directions


To promote the long-term economic development of the regions of Quebec by giving special attention to those where slow economic growth is prevalent or opportunities for productive employment are inadequate.


Agency vision for regional development in Quebec

In the long term, Quebec's regions and communities will have increased their development capabilities, dynamism and prosperity in a significant, lasting manner for the benefit of their residents.


Development challenges


  • knowledge intensity and globalization of trade
  • proximity of the United States and importance of security
  • sustainable development and structural adjustments


  • importance of demographic change
  • social cohesion and healthy, safe environment
  • cultural diversity and attractiveness of communities


  • demands of the public and transparency of government operations
  • emergence of new players and complexity of issues
  • anchoring to national priorities and results-based management.


Integrated approach


take economic, social, environmental and cultural dimensions into account in planning and development of departmental and regional policies and strategies.


influence federal agenda, integrate expertise, capabilities and means of federal departments and other public and private partners in planning and implementation of policies, strategies and initiatives.


develop differentiated, coherent strategies addressing the challenges and potential of the different types of areas: outlying areas, central areas, major urban centres, Metropolitan Montréal, and vulnerable communities.


promote participation, take expectations into account and make use of the competencies and experience of the stakeholders concerned in order to inform the development and implementation of policies, strategies, initiatives, programs and services.


Vitality of communities

Competitiveness of SMEs and regions

Strategic goals


Collective capital (plans and networks)

  • Foster development of collective capital through the establishment of development and diversification plans; local development; and integration of target groups marginalized in development so as to increase local mobilization.

Community development

  • Support communities so they can take charge of their own development through entrepreneurship, emergence, development and maintenance of viable enterprises of local and regional scope so as to enrich the entrepreneurial fabric.

Attractive communities

  • Increase communities' attraction capability through tourism outreach and the presence of assets and conditions raising the profile of the community so as to attract and retain tourists and skilled individuals.


Adjustment of SMEs

  • Foster an increase in strategic skills relating to management, innovation, adoption of advanced technology, market development, and integration with globalized production chains; foster support for organizations dedicated to enhancing SMEs' strategic capability; and facilitate structuring of clusters so as to improve SMEs' performance and ease their adjustment.

Competitiveness poles

  • Develop and consolidate regional poles and international-calibre poles of excellence through intensification of productive links among innovation players so as to enhance the performance and outreach of innovation commercialization efforts.

Promotion of international competitiveness

  • Foster regions' international competitiveness through integrated promotion of locational factors in order to attract direct foreign investment and encourage reinvestment by foreign firms established in Quebec.


Territorial goals




Strengthen local development capability and entrepreneurial dynamism so as to foster development and implementation of growth-generating initiatives.


Facilitate consolidation, reconversion and diversification of the economic base and an increase in added value of production.

Facilitate reinforcement of development and entrepreneurship capability and enhancement of the areas' assets.


Increase competitiveness on international markets and competitiveness of enterprises in certain priority sectors; consolidate associated innovation systems; and establish groups of high-performance enterprises in those sectors.

Increase international outreach and enhance economic (tourism) spinoffs around Québec and Gatineau.

Major Urban

Increase the private sector's share in major urban centre economies as regards priority sectors.

Increase the profile of attractions in Metropolitan Montréal.


Accelerate development of the following priority industrial clusters: aerospace, life sciences, information and communications technology, and bio-food.

Support development of communities' adaptation and adjustment capability to meet situational and structural challenges.


Facilitate identification and enhancement of sustainable, viable new development opportunities.


Strategic outcomes


More dynamic and revitalized Quebec communities


More competitive Quebec SMEs and regions

Communities' vitality has improved through intervention with respect to resilience, development of entrepreneurial fabric and the ability to attract and retain skilled individuals.


Conditions are favourable to sustainable growth and the competitive positioning of regions and SME's through intervention with respect to capabilities, innovation and knowledge.



Final outcomes


Quality of life


Standard of living

  • economic participation
  • social participation
  • devitalization index.
  • disposable income per capita
  • gross domestic product by region
  • regional innovation level.

6.2 Agency Program Activity Architecture


Strategic outcomes

Program Activities

Program Subactivities

Vitality of communities

Development of communities


  • Collective capital (plans and networks)
  • Community development
  • Attractive communities


  • Water quality
  • Roads and transportation
  • Urban or regional projects
  • Special dedicated programs

Special intervention measures

  • Socio-economic adjustment
  • Adjustment to natural disasters

Competitiveness of SMEs and regions

Competitiveness of enterprises (SMEs)

  • Development of enterprises' skills
  • Development of strategic enterprises

Competitive positioning of regions

  • Competitiveness poles
  • International promotion

Policy, representation and cooperation

Policies, programs and initiatives

  • Research and strategic analysis
  • Representation and influence
  • Cooperation and collaboration

Departmental Branches

  • Minister's Office and Office of the President
  • Parliamentary and Cabinet Affairs
  • Corporate Secretariat
  • Communications
  • Finance and Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Integrated Planning and Evaluation
  • Regional Operations
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal Services

6.3 List of acronyms

BDC Business Development Centre
CATIP Canadian Apparel and Textile Industries Program
CFDC Community Futures Development Corporation
CFP Community Futures Program
FTE Full-time equivalent
FY Fiscal year
GDP Gross domestic product
ICP Infrastructure Canada Program
IDEA-SME Innovation, development, entrepreneurship and access program for SMEs
MAF Management Accountability Framework
MRIF Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund
MRRS Management, Resources and Results Structure Policy
NPO Non-profit organization
PA Program Activity
PAA Program Activity Architecture
RCM Regional County Municipality
R&D Research and development
RPP Report on Plans and Priorities
RSI Regional Strategic Initiatives
SDS Sustainable Development Strategy
SME Small- and medium-sized enterprises
SO Strategic outcome
TBS Treasury Board Secretariat

6.4 Agency business offices

906 5th Avenue
Val-d'Or, Quebec J9P 1B9
Tel.: 819-825-5260
Fax: 819-825-3245

2 Saint-Germain Street East, Suite 310
Rimouski, Quebec G5L 8T7
Tel.: 418-722-3282
Fax: 418-722-3285

Place du Centre
150 Marchand Street, Suite 502
Drummondville, Quebec J2C 4N1
Tel.: 819-478-4664
Fax: 819-478-4666

701 Laure Blvd.
Suite 202B, P.O. Box 698
Sept-Îles, Quebec G4R 4K9
Tel.: 418-968-3426
Fax: 418-968-0806

Place Andrew Paton
65 Belvédère Street North, Suite 240
Sherbrooke, Quebec J1H 4A7
Tel.: 819-564-5904
Fax: 819-564-5912

120 de la Reine Street, 3rd Floor
Gaspé, Quebec G4X 2S1
Tel.: 418-368-5870
Fax: 418-368-6256

3340 de l'Assomption Blvd.
Montréal, Quebec H1N 3S4
Tel.: 514-283-2500
Fax: 514-496-8310

Tour Triomphe II
2540 Daniel-Johnson Blvd., Suite 204
Laval, Quebec H7T 2S3
Tel.: 450-973-6844
Fax: 450-973-6851

Immeuble Bourg du Fleuve
25 des Forges Street, Suite 413
Trois-Rivières, Quebec G9A 2G4
Tel.: 819-371-5182
Fax: 819-371-5186

Place Agropur
101 Roland-Therrien Blvd., Suite 400
Longueuil, Quebec J4H 4B9
Tel.: 450-928-4088
Fax: 450-928-4097

Tour de la Bourse
800 square Victoria
Suite 3800, P.O. Box 247
Montréal, Quebec H4Z 1E8
Tel.: 514-283-8131

Service Point, Chibougamau:
Fax: 514-283-3637

259 Saint-Joseph Blvd., Suite 202
Gatineau, Quebec J8Y 6T1
Tel.: 819-994-7442
Fax: 819-994-7846

Édifice John-Munn
112 Dalhousie Street, 2nd Floor
Québec, Quebec G1K 4C1
Tel.: 418-648-4826
Fax: 418-648-7291

170 Saint-Joseph Street South, Suite 203
Alma, Quebec G8B 3E8
Tel: 418-668-3084
Fax: 418-668-7584

Tour de la Bourse
800 Square Victoria
Suite 3800, P.O. Box 247
Montréal, Quebec H4Z 1E8
Tel: 514-283-6412
Fax: 514-283-3302

Place du Portage, phase II
165 Hôtel-de-Ville Street
P.O. Box 1110, Station B
Gatineau, Quebec J8X 3X5
Tel.: 819-997-3474
Fax: 819-997-3340

1 Advantage Canada:

2 See Appendix 6.1 for the logical framework of the Agency's 2006-2011 strategic directions.

3 See Appendix 6.2 for the Agency's PAA.

4 To consult the Management Accountability Framework:

5 For further information on the Agency's plans and initiatives: