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.
- Recognize and promote the community organizations' activities;
- Provide the community organizations and their boards of directors with the support and information they require to fulfil their missions;
- Support skills development among the community organization' personnel;
- Ensure funding for the operations of the community organizations;
- Ensure services are provided and activities carried out in accordance with the practices of sound 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 and carry out activities that are complementary to or support those provided by the health and social services sector;
- Function according to the practices of sound 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;
- Carry out its activities according to the program's general objectives and defined structure;
- Be composed of a group of persons of a community, supported by the latter and working toward common objectives.
To receive support and funding, the community organizations must send activity and financial reports as well as applications for funding according to an established schedule.
The reports and applications for funding are reviewed by the steering committee on community organizations of the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services (NRBHSS) in the spring of each year.
Once reviewed and adjusted according to the available funds, a funding scenario is presented to the NRBHSS board of directors in June for approval and recommendation by the Government of Québec, which authorizes quarterly payments for the year.
To apply for the NRBHSS PSOC funding program 2024-2025: Request for funding