The Corporation de développement communautaire du Haut-Saint-Laurent (CDC) is a consolidation of more than 40 community organizations operating in various sectors of activity on its territory. A Community Development Corporation plays an essential role in improving the living conditions of communities and in achieving greater social justice in Quebec. It acts as a spokesperson for the community on important issues within its territory.
The mission of a CDC is to ensure the active participation of the popular and community movement in the socio-economic development of its region. It informs, promotes, trains, and supports its member organizations. In addition to promoting the recognition of the community milieu, the CDC is a place where organizations can share their experience and carry out actions in solidarity on issues that influence the living conditions of the population.
For the past 25 years, the actions of the CDC Haut-Saint-Laurent have been guided by ten intervention components that aim at a solidary and democratic development in a perspective of social justice as well as global and sustainable development of our society. The CDC intervenes in a multitude of fields, mainly in the fight against poverty and social exclusion, health, education, employment, the defense of rights and housing. It relies on social innovation and collective intelligence to respond to social issues and community needs.
The CDC network, rooted throughout the province (68 CDCs in 15 regions of Quebec), provides an accurate and current picture of the community environment to better target local interventions.
We hope that your visit of this website will allow you to better understand a great collective wealth: the community movement!