Government of Canada awards $45,000 in financial assistance to a new digital business in Val-d'Or
VAL-D'OR, QC, Nov. 30, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)
Businesses need to be able to rely on adequate resources to create and commercialize innovative products. The Government of Canada is committed to supporting innovative Canadian businesses. As a true economic driver, innovation is the key to success because it generates growth that benefits businesses and communities.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for CED, announced that Cible Petite-Enfance Inc. has been granted $45,000 in financial assistance, in the form of a repayable contribution. With this support, the business can start up its activities, which consist in developing a digital platform that will offer specialized resources to small enterprises and organizations that provide child care and other early childhood services.
This new business started out as an initiative by two women entrepreneurs with extensive experience in the early childhood sector, and provides subscribers with information capsules, videos and blogs on child care services. The funding awarded through CED's Quebec Economic Development Program will help the business design, program and launch its digital platform, and market and disseminate its services.
"Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions is proud to invest in this shift to digital and to stimulate growth in the service economy by supporting the start-up of a young Val-d'Or business that puts family and childhood front and centre."
The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister responsible for CED
"The last time I was in Val d'Or, I admired the entrepreneurial vitality that drives the community. Today, by providing financial support for the start-up of Cible Petite-Enfance, the Government of Canada is once again funding an initiative that will have a positive impact on the lives of Canadians."
David Lametti, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
"The investment that was announced today will put us ahead of the curve in the field of early childhood with our innovative digital platform. We will thus be able to make a meaningful contribution to our mission, which is to generate professional pride and play an active role in the development of future generations. We are committed to fostering the career development of thousands of early childhood professionals whose goal is to develop the full potential of children."
Manon Barbe, Co-Founder and President of Cible Petite-Enfance
- CED is one of the six regional development agencies under the responsibility of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
- For more information on CED's key directions until 2021, consult Strategic Plan 2021 or visit www.dec-ced.gc.ca.
SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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