Coopérative Coup de cœur
The Coopérative Coup de cœur program is a joint initiative between the Coopérative de développement régional du Québec (CDRQ) and the Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité (CQCM) who's objective is to support cooperative societies. The program aims at supporting cooperative start-ups and existing ones by the way of professionnal consulting services and grants.
The CDRQ's mission statement si to support and promote the creation and development of cooperative societies all over Quebec.
The CQCM represents a cooperative organizations of over 40 sectors of the economy, such as forestry, home health services, lodging, food, agriculture, finance, etc. 3,000 cooperative societies, comprising 8 million members, generates 116,000 jobs and contributes 42 billion dollars to the economy.
These organizations are essential pillars of economic and social developpement of Quebec. Most notable are the longevity of these member organizations almost twice as high as classic businesses.