Non-profit community organizations contribute to improvement of the social fabric and living conditions in their respective communities. Their services complement those provided by the public health and social services institutions. Operating at the community level, they are the entities best positioned to understand the community's needs.
- Ensure funding for the operations of the community organizations;
- Provide the community organizations and their boards of directors with the support and information they require to fulfil their missions;
- Recognize and promote the community organizations' activities;
- Ensure services are provided and activities carried out in accordance with the practices of effective management.
To be admissible for support and funding under the program, a community organization must meet the following criteria:
- Be a legal person incorporated according to Québec laws governing non-profit organizations;
- Be headed by a board of directors consisting primarily of service users or members of the community it serves
- Propose activities that are complementary to or support those provided by the health and social services sector;
- Function according to the practices of effective management and the regulations established by the Government of Québec. As such, it is subject to the general by-laws duly approved at a regular session of its board of directors and revised as needed;
- Respect and maintain adherence to the 8 criteria of Autonomous Community Action:
- Be a non-profit organization;
- Be community-based;
- Maintain an associative and democratic life;
- Be free to determine its mission, approaches, practices, and orientations;
- Have been established at the initiative of the community members;
- Pursue a social mission unique to itself that promotes social transformation;
- Demonstrate civic practices and broad approaches, focused on the entirety of the addressed issue;
- Be governed by an independent board of directors separate from the public network.
In order to receive support and funding from the program, the community organizations must submit an annual funding request by mid-March. They are also required to submit financial and activity reports as requested throughout the year.
Funding requests and reports are reviewed by planning and programming officers supporting organizations and community programs. Once reviewed and adjusted, a funding scenario is presented to the board of directors of the NRBHSS for approval.
To apply for the NRBHSS PSOC funding program 2024-2025: Request for funding