Government Action Plan to Foster Economic Inclusion and Social Participation 2017-2023
QUÉBEC CITY, June 18, 2018 – The Government of Québec announced a $50.7-million investment to gradually increase funding, by 2022-2023, for community organizations that help defend the social and economic rights of Quebecers through their actions.
François Blais, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity, made the announcement today. This investment results from Measure 19.2 of the Government Action Plan to Foster Economic Inclusion and Social Participation2017-2023, which was announced on December 10.
The increase in funding for community organizations will strengthen their presence within communities, making them even more effective when tackling social issues and promoting social inclusion. Their actions encourage social participation and contribute to local socioeconomic development. Our government wants to continue supporting community organizations so that they can persist in making Québec a more just and inclusive society.
– François Blais, Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity
- The Assistance Fund for Independent Community Action, which supports organizations that defend economic and social rights and multi-sectoral organizations, will gradually be increased by a total investment of $50.7 million by 2022-2023.
- By 2018-2019, funding for these organizations will be increased by 12.7%. An annual indexation of 1% by 2023 will follow. An increase will also be granted in 2019-2020 to further support organizations that provide individual services to the population. Community partners will be consulted during the proceedings to establish guidelines.
- The Government Action Plan to Foster Economic Inclusion and Social Participation 2017-2023, totalling almost $3 billion in investments, has a clear and measurable target: to lift over 100,000 people out of poverty by 2023. This plan includes ambitious measures to reduce poverty, including an investment, in 2023, of $1.25 billion for the creation of a basic income for those with a severely limited capacity for employment.