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When Québec fell into a deep recession in the early 1980s, the Fédération des travailleurs et travailleuses du Québec (FTQ) felt compelled to act. The idea took root and became a reality with the announcement, in 1983, of the creation of the Fonds de solidarité des travailleurs du Québec.

Today, the Fonds has become one of the flagships of the Québec economy. Currently managing net assets of $18.3 billion*, it contributes in a sustainable manner to Québec’s economic development. The Fonds relies on the strength of a vast network of 3,400 partner companies** across the province and on the solidarity of more than 734,000 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 87 local funds, 17 regional funds offices and 94 sector funds* across Québec.

With more than 734,000 shareholders-savers* who benefit from labor-sponsored tax credits, the Fonds fulfills another significant aspect of its mission: encourage Quebecers 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 Quebecers!

*As at November 30, 2021
**As at May 31, 2021

Reference book (in french only) : Solidarité Inc. un nouveau syndicalisme créateur d'emplois, par Louis Fournier. Édition Québec-amérique