A day of reflection on October 6, 2018
A day of strategic reflection was organized by a working committee. This day was created as a follow-up to the 25th anniversary meeting of PEPINES, where an initial reflection on its future was raised. Indeed, since 2015, the year of the abolition of CRÉs in Quebec, PEPINES no longer receives funding for its mission. Representation work with this regional development authority should be reoriented towards a new structure that would be put in place.
Several ideas for self-financing emerged, including the establishment of a social economy enterprise. Three working committees were set up: a fundraising committee, a social economy committee and a communication committee.
The social economy committee was activated more quickly following the filing with Status of Women Canada (CFC) of a request for funding for the implementation of a project to develop a social economy component.