The Fonds plays an active role in the local economy, to the benefit of all Québecers

01– Savers.

More than 700,000 Québecers1 have entrusted us with their savings.

02– Businesses.

These savings allow us to offer financing to more than 3,100 companies1.

03– Jobs.

Thousands of jobs are being created, maintained, and saved to empower all of Québec.

We all dream of fulfilling our life projects

As a freelancer, the money I set aside each year makes me feel secure about my future retirement. Investing with the Fond allows me to encourage local businesses in a different way and that's important to me. Plus, my savings have allowed me to buy a house and maintain a great quality of life!

- Chloë Rolland, age 40, dialogue adapter for films

Investing your money in the Fonds3 to prepare for the purchase of your first property, your return to school, or your retirement is a win-win situation. We make Québecers' retirement savings grow. Even in challenging times, we're investing their money in local businesses to stimulate the economy.

On behalf of all of the Fonds's partner companies—including SSQ Insurance, RICARDO Media, Productions Horticoles Demers, New Look Eyewear, and Chantiers Chibougamau—thank you for entrusting your savings to us. That's what solidarity is all about!

700,000+

That's how many Fonds savers1 are making Québec prosper.

We can all stimulate business growth

At Boréale, we're proud of our history. We've been contributing to the growth of Québec's microbrewery industry since 1988. Our heritage and roots here are strong; our red ale was the first of its kind brewed in the province. For us, the Fonds de solidarité FTQ is an ally who will protect our values, goals, and jobs while keeping the company firmly in Québecers' hands.

- Sébastien Paradis, President & shareholder of Brasseurs du Nord – Bière Boréale

We are financial partners with several Québec companies, including Lufa Farms, Semican Atlantic, Dauphinais, and La Trappe à fromage in the agri-food sector, Technosub in the mining sector, Rail GD in the transportation sector, and WorkJam in the information technology sector.

The money invested in the Fonds is vital to the local economy—all the more so today. We might even put it back into your line of work! Whether the goal is to finance a growth, innovation or succession project, or to guarantee the long-term financial health of a business, we're here. When times are tough, we're here too. That's what solidarity is all about!

$1.4B

That's the value, in billions2, of the Fond's development capital investments in 2019-20204 , i.e. in companies impacting the Québec economy.

$10.4B+

This is the value1 of our development capital investments.

We are all creating jobs and seeing the payoff all over Québec

We've been here a long time. We have close relationships with our clients. In Abitibi, everyone has a family member who works in the mining industry; it's part of the culture. It was important for us to stay in Rouyn-Noranda, and the Fonds allowed us to do that. They're a great ally for our company's sustainability in the region.

- Eric Beaupré, President & CEO of Technosub

We are present throughout the province. In Laval with Cunico, in Sept-Îles with Métal 7, in Saint-Anaclet with Miralis, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade with Groupe Lafrenière Tracteurs, in Chibougamau with Soudure GAM, in Québec City with IMV, and in Normandin with Jamec.

Right across Québec, we support SMEs and help them create, maintain, and save jobs, both in difficult times and in times of growth. Maximizing the autonomy and success of your region—that's what solidarity is all about!

3,100+

That's the number of local businesses1 that benefit from the Fonds's financial support.

16

That's the number of regional Fonds offices spread across Québec.

Actions taken by the Fonds

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fonds has implemented several initiatives to help Québecers.

Initiatives for businesses and workers

  • Six-month deferral of loan payments, including principal and interest, for all companies in its portfolio
  • Participation in the PME-911 initiative (in French only), in collaboration with the Fédération québécoise des municipalités
  • Publication of online resources for workers and businesses
  • Compilation of financial relief measures for employees and self-employed workers

$300,000 to various organizations

  • Cuisines Solidaires, an initiative of La Tablée des chefs
  • SOS violence conjugale
  • Tel-jeunes Foundation
  • United Way
  • Red Cross
  • Les Petits Frères

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Our Values

Read the Article How your savings help maintain jobs

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Read the Article Eat local and support local producers

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Legal notes
1 As of May 31, 2020.
2 As of May 31, 2020.
3 Please read the prospectus before buying Fonds de solidarité FTQ shares. Copies of the prospectus may be obtained on the Website fondsftq.com, from a local representative or at the offices of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ. The shares of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ are not guaranteed, their value changes and past performance may not be repeated.
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4 In fiscal year 2019-2020.