Financial assistance programs for a prosperous Pontiac.

By supporting local projects and enabling entrepreneurs to become more competitive, we are contributing to the development of a more attractive region. The result is the creation of quality jobs, retention of the population and workforce, in short, prosperity in the Pontiac.

Green Shift Program.


To provide specialist external expertise to help businesses committed to improving their environmental and economic performance to go further in their process of adopting structuring eco-responsible practices and implementing clean technologies.

Examples of eligible projects:

  • Optimising waste management ;
  • Optimising energy consumption and efficiency;
  • Carbon assessment;
  • Analysis of greenhouse gas reduction potential;
  • Product life cycle analysis;
  • Ecodesign;
  • Biomimicry;
  • Optimisation of goods transport;
  • Responsible sourcing;
  • Other projects related to sustainable development themes may be eligible.

Programme terms and conditions:

  • Eligible businesses: All businesses with fewer than 200 employees, including cooperatives and NPOs (with self-financing commercial activities).
  • Eligible expenses: Professional fees for experts who are recognised as external resources of the business.
  • Amount of assistance: 80% of professional fees before tax or a maximum of $10,000 per business. The business must contribute a minimum of 20% to the project. Invoices for the business’s contribution and confirmation of payment will be required prior to any disbursement by the SADC.
  • Type of assistance : Financial assistance will be provided in the form of a non-repayable contribution. The portion of eligible fees assumed by the SADC must be in the form of a non-refundable contribution.

Local economic development (DEL) and the Local Intervention Measure (MIL) programs.

SADC Pontiac is always supporting local businesses as we know they are at the backbone of our communities. To uplift our entrepreneurs, we are providing the tools and resources they need to adapt, develop and remain competitive. From taking their businesses online, to updating their technologies to even diversifying their product offer, SADC Pontiac is doing everything we can to help businesses continue to serve their communities while reminding the region that where we shop matters.

Digital marketing 

We offer expert advice you can trust. SADC Pontiac can help you develop a digital marketing strategy that’s right for you and will help you achieve your goals.

New technologies

Funding is available to research and implement new technologies that are more effective for the development and success of your business.

Online commerce

The SADC Pontiac finds out that there’s more to running a successful business than having an online shop. That’s why we offer a range of solutions to help entrepreneurs with various projects related to their Web presence.

Personalised training

We believe in continuous learning and offer businesses customized or group training opportunities that will help them succeed in business.