Éco-capitale (Eco-Capital)

By mmuise

This program provides contributions of up to $250,000, for a maximum of 50% of eligible expenses, for a sustainable development project aimed at deploying eco-responsible practices that have a significant impact on the responsible business model of the company.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a maximum financial contribution of up to two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000) per project, for a maximum of 50% of eligible expenses.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

Applicants must:

  • be incorporated private companies*;
    -*Individual businesses and partnerships predominantly owned by Indigenous people and located within the territory of Wendake are eligible.
  • be social economy enterprises (non-profit organizations and cooperatives) primarily engaged in commercial activities.
  • be property owners for environmental certification projects related to construction or renovation work.
  • have projects located in the Quebec City agglomeration (cities of Quebec, Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, and L’Ancienne-Lorette) and Wendake.
    - Property owners for environmental certification projects concerning residential or commercial buildings: Écoquartier Pointe-aux-Lièvres and Innovitam innovation zone (including Estimauville Écoquartier).
  • Social economy enterprises (non-profit organizations and cooperatives) failing to demonstrate sound democratic governance;
  • Applicants with unresolved bankruptcy judgments;
  • Businesses registered in the Registry of Enterprises Not Eligible for Public Contracts;
  • Applicants who, in the two years preceding the financial assistance application, have failed to meet their obligations related to prior financial aid from the City of Quebec, after being duly notified to do so;
  • Applicants with outstanding amounts owed to the City of Quebec;
  • Projects with discriminatory, controversial, or potentially negatively impactful aspects for the City of Quebec;
  • One-time event-based projects are also excluded.
    Eligible Activity Sectors:
  • Priority Sectors:
    a) Agri-food, food processing, and healthy foods;
    b) Digital arts and interactive entertainment, financial technologies, artificial intelligence, smart city or other digital products and technologies, excluding services and consulting;
    c) Photonics, measurement and control technologies, advanced electronics;
    d) Life sciences, biotechnologies, and health technologies;
    e) Clean technologies: water, air, soil treatment, eco-mobility, energy efficiency, renewable energies, green chemistry, waste management, enabling technologies, and sustainable development.
  • Strategic Sectors:
    a) Art, culture, and heritage;
    b) Insurance and financial services;
    c) Manufacturing, materials, industrial processing, robotics, and industry
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    d) Urban security;
    e) Tourism.
  • Others: Property owners for projects in commercial urban agriculture.
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