For more than 35 years, the Fondation de l’entrepreneurship has been playing a key role in entrepreneurial culture and transformation of economic and social development in Quebec. Over the years, it has created strong partnerships with other organizations that share its mission, which is to foster the development of a vibrant entrepreneurial culture on the Island of Montréal and in Quebec’s regions.
Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED) is especially proud to support Réseau M, a long-standing partner that continues, through its engagement and outreach, to promote the professional and personal development of thousands of entrepreneurs, year after year, thanks to the involvement and expertise of experienced business people.
Collaboration between CED and Réseau M aligns with the Government of Canada’s commitment to make every effort to ensure that Canada becomes a global leader, not only in talent and skills, but also in product design, services, business models and market development, in all industries.
We are aware that, to achieve this, communities must diversify strategically by focusing on innovation in order to develop lasting regional competitive advantages. Our renewed confidence in Réseau M confirms our belief that Quebec communities are best placed to find appropriate solutions to their local economic development issues.
In closing, I wish all participants in Rendez-vous 2016, along with everyone who is directly or indirectly involved in the success of Réseau M, the best of luck and a resounding success that meets their expectations.
The Honourable Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development