Côte-de-Beaupré aims to be a healthy region

Bucolic scenery at Saint-Tite-des-Caps

To support long-term community planning, the Côte-de-Beaupré Regional County Municipality (MRC) has produced an integrated sustainability plan. The outcome of a major public consultation process, the plan is integrated, practical and inclusive. It consists of a mobilization plan, two-stage sustainability strategic plans, and a sustainable development plan. These guides will enable the MRC to protect the environment, diversify its economy and improve citizens' quality of life.

This master plan for sustainability replaces the existing development plan. Local municipalities will be required to amend their urban planning bylaws to comply with the vision and development orientations defined in the new regional plan.


Environmental Economic Social
  • The action plan contains realistic sustainable development projects for the region.

  • Strategic planning deals with issues specific to Côte-de-Beaupré and will guide regional development.

  • The plan will allow the MRC to ensure that investments are prudent and profitable.

  • Most of the MRC's savings result from using available resources to facilitate partnerships with government and other organizations.

  • The strategic plan will create synergies between stakeholders and encourage innovative, popular projects.


  • The MRC had difficulty obtaining buy-in from stakeholders but invested time and energy in circulating information about its approach, project progress, planned activities and achievements. Its perseverance brought most of the public on board, and created ambassadors in various business sectors.

Lessons learned

  • The process should be completed quickly to maintain the interest of elected officials, local stakeholders and the public. 
  • Obtain commitment at the outset from key parties as their strengths and skills will influence the dynamics of every consultation activity.
  • In  public consultations, show people actual components even if they are incomplete, to elicit. better informed, more constructive input.
  • Developing the sustainability plan internally gave the MRC experience and confidence that will be useful in other projects.

Partners and Collaborators

Project Contact

Gitane St-Georges
Sustainability Officer
Côte-de-Beaupré RCM, QC
Château-Richer, QC
T. 418 824-3420, ext. 239

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