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Youth Strategy Fund

Do you have a business project?

We’ll take your initiative seriously by offering you financial assistance, flexibility for repayment and personalized support.

The Youth Strategy Fund is intended to foster employment among youth and encourage their social, cultural and economic involvement in the community.

In nine years, more than 4,700 Quebec youth have taken advantage of The Youth Strategy Fund and brought to life their dream of becoming an entrepreneur. They have shared this dream with more than 14,600 people by ensuring them a job.

Type of assistance

Personal loan


Amounts range between $ 5000 ans $ 15 000 per contractor
*Possibility of $ 20 000 per partner if more than one entrepreneur per company
(Maximum loan allowed for 2 entrepreneurs)

Project status

Projects may be a start-up, take over or an expansion of a business.

Use of funds

Funding may be used for capital expenditures (land, buildings, equipment, and inventory), operating funds or a down payment.

Criteria for eligibility

  • Be an entrepreneur aged 18 to 39 inclusive (maximum 2 per business);
  • Have a project to start-up, purchase, modernize or expand a business;
  • Demonstrate entrepreneurial qualities and managerial capabilities;
  • Demonstrate the project’s outlook for profitability as well as the capacity of the business to repay.


Terms for financing

  • Amortization up to 60 months (5 years);
  • Interest free for two years;
  • Possibility of no penalty for early repayment.


Personalized follow up for business development

The SADC professionals will provide you with personalized assistance and thorough follow-up for the full duration of your loan.

Areas served

Beauharnois-Salaberry and Haut-Saint-Laurent MRC

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