Quebec allots $1.66 million for 14 projects in Laval

Francine Charbonneau announced subsidies at Laval city hall


Martin C. Barry

The Quebec government will be providing nearly $1.7 million in funding over the next four years for 14 cultural, artistic and business projects in Laval through a provincial fund designed to support and enhance social and economic development throughout the province’s regions.

Mille-Îles Liberal MNA Francine Charbonneau, who is Minister Responsible for the Laval Region in the Couillard cabinet, was at Laval city hall on Aug. 10 to announce the subsidies made from the Fonds d’appui au rayonnement de régions (FARR). The funding comes through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Occupation of the Territory.

FARR investments

“The FARR offers to elected officials the tools and financial means to solidify projects that are well-adapted to their contexts,” Charbonneau said. “It also allows precious aid to be given to developers in the region. I would like to thank all the organizations that came together to propose interesting projects that answer to the specific needs and the reality of our community.”

Mayor Marc Demers, who was also on hand for the announcement, said, “The FARR is an important lever for the support of various initiatives which encourage development in Laval. The sums given out today will have positive repercussions on the growth of sectors that include culture, economic and social development as well as the environment. The 14 projects that were selected this year bear witness to the dynamism, the creativity and the innovation of Laval’s organizations.”

The projects:

$135 000 Paroles croisées

By: Bluff Productions inc.


Intergenerational encounters in various districts of Laval.



$131 300 Collecte d’archives de l’histoire orale de l’Île Jésus

By: Centre d’archives de Laval


Gathering of oral histories in 14 formers town and villages of Laval.

$215 000 Préparation de l’ouverture du BioCentre Armand-Frappier

By: Centre d’interprétation des biosciences Armand-Frappier


Moving to a new building next to Cosmodôme and new organizational structure.

$116 660 Thermographie

Par : Conseil régional de l’environnement de Laval


Three-D aerial thermographic project of Laval.

$50 000 Marché local

By: Coopérative de solidarité Saint-François en action


Development of a food service alternative in Saint-François.

$149 775 Sommet jeunesse de Laval

By: Forum jeunesse Laval


Funding over three years for the organization of a youth gathering.


$30 000

Vitrine Théâtre Ados

By: La Rencontre Théâtre Ados


Additional support for a festival.

$210 000 Laboratoire d’innovation sociale de Laval

By: Pôle régional d’économie sociale de Laval


Support for social innovation.

$175 000 Pôle régional d’innovation de Laval

By: Pôle régional d’innovation de Laval


Support for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

$212 698 Prox-Industriel

By: Prox-Industriel


Program for businesses encountering problems finding qualified workers.

$115 000 Centre de création artistique professionnel de Laval

By: Regroupement d’organismes culturels et d’artistes lavallois


Business plan for a new outdoor public space in the Montmorency neighbourhood.



$41 400 Animation et mise en valeur du patrimoine de Laval

By: Société d’histoire et de généalogie de l’Île Jésus


Elaboration of a new business model for a tourism project.



$22 000 Boite à outils

By: Le Tiers Lieu, coopérative de solidarité


Exploration of new means for geographical expansion of services offered.

$56 000 Villa, véhicule de démocratisation en arts numériques

By: Verticale – Centre d’artistes


Mobile laboratory for digital culture and arts projects.

Total accorded:

$1 659 833