About us

Our passion, entrepreneurship. Find out how we make it happen.


Centre d'aide
aux entreprises

About us

CAE has over 35 years of existence

The CAE Val St-François is a non-profit organization created in 1985. The organization responds to the desire of the business community to promote and develop the local economy.

The operations of the organization and its experts are oriented towards the development of businesses in the region and helping entrepreneurs.

We develop strategic plans and assist businesses in developing their business potential. We are here to create value and support you as a financial partner. We find solutions adapted to your specific domain of expertise.

Our experienced team is available to serve you and listen to your needs. We provide ideas and resources available to consolidate your business projects.

In numbers

$ 23.3 M

CAE investment for 35 years

$ 146.6 M

Total investment


Jobs created and maintained

Our distinction

The CAE du Val St-François is an ally, a partner who enjoys your daily success. Our organization stands out for the quality of its highly specialized support and for the adaptability we demonstrate in meeting your specific needs.


Our mission is to develop the regional economy by offering financing and support solutions to local entrepreneurs. The Centre d’Aide aux entreprises du Val St-François actively participates in economic development by providing financial help and technical assistance to businesses in the region. We promote the creation and maintenance of jobs in Val St-François.


The CAE Val St-François wishes to be recognized and solicited as an indispensable strategic partner for entrepreneurs and regional economic development leaders. We are an ally in the development of local businesses and we want to be known for our expertise, which is essential to the maintenance of good entrepreneurial practices.


Our organizational values are deeply anchored in our work ethic. First of all, we preach respect, in which each entrepreneur is accompanied with consideration and transparency. Secondly, it seems obvious to us to apply the concepts of discretion and confidentiality in the treatment of each project.

At the heart of our action priorities lies the quality of the services offered and the impeccable professionalism of each intervener, since all projects require and deserve our attention.

Finally, we are constantly concerned with simplifying the processing of files in order to free up and quickly accompany the entrepreneurs who call upon our expertise.


Our job is to help you with yours.

Please note that all members of our team are committed to respecting the code of ethics of the Centre d’Aide aux Entreprises du Val St-François, as well as its policy on conflict of interest and confidentiality.

Marc Ducharme – General Director
Marc Ducharme – General Director

Marc Ducharme has been contributing to the development of businesses in the Val St-François region for many years. His skills as a strategic planner are essential and have earned him his expertise. Mr. Ducharme actively contributes to the realization of his clients’ projects. He prepares, negotiates and diligently assists in the development of various financing plans. His approach based on exchange and listening allows him to identify and advise on the best practices to adopt in order to bring his clients’ projects to fruition.

Lyne Logan - Business Consultant
Lyne Logan - Business Consultant

Lyne Logan has been a business advisor at the CAE Val St-François for many years. She currently uses her previous professional experience to help clients realize their business dreams. A previous entrepreneur and co-owner of a road transport company, Ms. Logan knows how to reassure, advise and support entrepreneurs. She is known for her calmness, her ability to listen and her capacity to identify solutions that will benefit her clients.

Robert Martel - Business Consultant
Robert Martel - Business Consultant

Robert Martel has more than 15 years of experience in the administrative sector. He has worked in several activity fields. In 2019, he completed an MBA, Master’s degree in administration, innovation management profile in small and medium-sized businesses. He was actively involved in Toastmasters International where he held various positions on the board of directors. He was introduced to the business world through the Student Entrepreneurship Clubs during his studies.

Josée Bibeau – Administrative Assistant

Josée Bibeau has been working at the CAE Val St-François for a few years. She currently dedicates her expertise in the field of financial administration to the organization’s client companies. Her experience was acquired during her many mandates in various sectors of activity. Her versatility and availability are considerable assets to the team and to the services offered by the CAE du Val St-François.