Since its inception in 2006, the principal mission of the Chantier de l’économie sociale Trust has been to foster the expansion and development of collective enterprises by increasing their access to financing and enhancing the capitalization of social economy enterprises.
Patient capital provides financial leverage for start-up, expansion, and consolidation, as well as construction or renovation of real estate assets, in concert with other available sources of financing. Our financial products are available to collective enterprises in every region of Québec.
The Chantier Trust pursues its mission by creating innovative patient capital financial products and encouraging the involvement of private and public sector partners. The establishment of the Fonds d’aide à la rénovation de l’habitation communautaire (FondsARHC) [Fund to assist community housing renovations] is an example of a new investment product, created in collaboration with local stakeholders and new financial partners, in response to a development need of this sector of the social economy.