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The CDC du Haut-Saint-Laurent

A community built CDC

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 more than 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!

Our values

Social justice
Human Dignity

Axes of development


Bring together, mobilize, and consult our member organizations and partners to orient our actions towards common priorities.


Inform our members and the public about local, regional, and national issues.


Contribute to our partners’ decisions by sharing the perspective of community groups and their members.

Consolidation and community development

Advising community and citizen groups on their challenges and opportunities.


Work on different local development projects with our partners according to the priorities established by our members.

Axes of support


To offer a range of training courses that meet the specific needs of our members.

Support for the social and solidarity economy

Encourage the emergence of collective entrepreneurship projects, among other things by promoting the business model.

Member Services and Support

To provide proactive solutions to our members’ needs.


Implement strategies for the promotion and visibility of our members and their actions.


Collaborate on studies to maximize or measure the impact of community actions.

Our team

Rémi Pelletier


Stéphanie Firlotte

Administrative Assistant

Yanick Huet

Community Development Advisor

Alexandra Hinse

Communications Advisor

The Board of Directors

Anik De Repentigny

President (Résidence-Elle HSL)

Valérie Taillefer

Vice President and Secretary (ADDS Huntingdon)

Lynn McWhinnie

Treasurer (Projet Communic-Action)

Kim Wilson

Administrator (MWCN)

Sylvie Painchaud

Administrator (Meals on Wheels / Popote Mobile Huntingdon)

The Board of Directors of the CDC du Haut-Saint-Laurent is composed of five seats with two-year terms of office. The seats are to be filled by individuals from its various member organizations, with community members and associate community members being equally eligible.