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30 years already!

It was 30 years ago that the bold builders of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ created this unique institution! When Québec fell into a deep recession in the early 1980s, the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) felt compelled to act. Emerging from a vision, the idea took root and became a reality, and on March 3, 1983, the FTQ announced the creation of the Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec, a first in the annals of the labour world.

Today, the Fonds has become one of the flagships of the Québec economy. Currently managing net assets of $10.1 billion, it contributes in a sustainable manner to Québec’s economic development. The Fonds relies on the strength of a vast network of more than 2,400 partner companies across the province and on the solidarity of close to 614,000 shareholders-savers.

The Fonds de solidarité FTQ is focusing more than ever on the future. It provides Québec entrepreneurs with patient capital that helps them grow and offer quality jobs. The Fonds has developed a vast investment network, now comprising 83 local funds, 16 regional funds and 76 specialized funds across Québec.

With close to 614,000 shareholders, who benefit from additional tax savings of 30%, the Fonds fulfills another significant aspect of its mission: encourage Quebeckers to save for retirement while responsibly contributing to Québec’s economic development.

Proud of what we achieved so far, we will continue to drive our economy to increase the collective wealth of all Quebeckers!

Learn more

In 2008, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ  launched a microsite tracing its milestones.

Click here to visit the microsite (Web site in French only).