— Lucie Charlebois (@luciecharlebois) June 22, 2017
Montréal, June 22, 2017. – Quebec’s communities will receive an additional $80M over five years that will allow for an increase in services offered to the population. Minister Lucie Charlebois made the announcement today in the presence of representatives from community organizations. The budget for the Programme de soutien aux organismes communautaires will be increased by 10 million dollars this year, and will be fully recurring with another 10 million in 2018-2019, 15 million in 2019-2020, 20 million in 2020-2021, and 25 million in 2021-2022.
These additional funds will help support, in tangible ways, the missions of community organizations operating in health and social services throughout Quebec. They constitute a financial commitment that is unprecedented since the government’s Community Action policy in 2001. They will result in an increase in community activities that are essential to the vitality of all communities, as well as an increase in services offered to the population.
– Lucie Charlebois, Minister for Rehabilitation, Youth Protection, Public Health and Healthy Living
This year, the budget allotted to the Programme de soutien aux organismes communautaires stands at over 570 million dollars annually.
The distribution of the new sums between regions will take into consideration the number of community organizations recognized by health and social services network establishments. They will be responsible for determining the sums allocated to organizations to best meet the needs of their community. (Appendix 1)
In particular, this investment can provide recurring funding for organizations that are recognized by the program but not receiving funding at this time, or it can better support organizations meeting growing demands or facing particular challenges.