Request for financial assistance

Regional Assistance and Recovery Fund (RRRF)

  • Make sure that you have first reviewed the eligibility criteria and terms of the initiative before completing your request.
  • You have 12 hours to complete this request, without closing the form nor the browser. It is not possible to save the form for later.
  • In the form, do not use periods or commas in the numeric fields; round off if necessary (ex: 5000).
  • All information that applies to your business or organization is required to process your request. The information provided will be treated in accordance with the Access to Information Act et à la Privacy Act.
  • Once the form is completed, please print it for your records before submitting it. You will no longer have access to the form once submitted.
  • Once the form has been completed and printed, please submit it by clicking on Submit form. A confirmation will be sent to you.
  • Communication by electronic means may not meet the data protection requirements of the Government of Canada. Accommodation measures could be taken on a case-by-case basis to meet accessibility or other needs.
  • For any question about the RRRF request form, please contact us at 1-800-561-0633. .

Please follow these two preliminary steps:

1. Complete the Calculation Tool: Assessment of the amount of RRRF funding. Once you have filled out the tool, you will need to save it in Excel format. The data generated is required to complete your request: the amount of funding that may be requested must be entered in Section L and the Excel file must be attached to Section N.

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2. Gather the following documents, which will also be requested in Section N of the form and which you will need to attach to your request for assistance:

  • Financial statements for the last year AND most recent interim (mandatory)
  • Copy of sample check with the mention "void" for direct deposit and pre-authorized debits (mandatory)
    *Note: the bank account must be kept at a financial institution in Canada and contain funds in Canadian dollars. The organization submitting this request for assistance should be the holder.
  • Recent statement from your financial institution
  • Available evidence of refusal, if any, from other federal emergency measures
    (please create a single scanned document including all the evidence of refusal)
  • Copy of the delegation instrument, if applicable
  • Formal or informal notice indicating that the client could be or is in violation of an environmental law or regulation, if applicable


The organization must take steps to benefit from the other federal emergency assistance measures listed below before applying under the RRRF.

<a href="https://ceba-cuec.ca/" target="_blank"> Emergency account for Canadian businesses: </a>

Canadian Heritage Emergency Fund for Culture, Heritage and Amateur Sport Organizations:

<a href="https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1588079295625/1588079326171" target="_blank"> Financial assistance for Aboriginal SMEs </a>

<a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html" target="_blank">Canada's Emergency Wage Subsidy</a>

<a href="https://nrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation/nrc-irap-innovation-assistance-program-iap?utm_campaign=IRAP_funding_program&utm_medium=link_to_program_page_f&utm_source=home_page_f" target="_blank"> NRC IRAP Innovation Assistance Program (DAP) </a>

If you check NO to any of these measures, you must take the necessary steps and submit a request for assistance for one of these measures, before submitting a request for help.

<a href="https://ceba-cuec.ca/" target="_blank"> Emergency account for Canadian businesses: </a>

Canadian Heritage Emergency Fund for Culture, Heritage and Amateur Sport Organizations:

<a href="https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1588079295625/1588079326171" target="_blank"> Financial assistance for Aboriginal SMEs </a>

<a href="https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan.html" target="_blank">Canada's Emergency Wage Subsidy </a>

<a href="https://nrc.canada.ca/en/support-technology-innovation/nrc-irap-innovation-assistance-program-iap?utm_campaign=IRAP_funding_program&utm_medium=link_to_program_page_f&utm_source=home_page_f" target="_blank">NRC IRAP Innovation Assistance Program (DAP) </a>


Same as authorized person
Same as authorized person

* An authorized person is one who, legally, can bind the organization by the approval of official documents such as contribution agreements, as well as any modifications, declarations or claims under these documents. She can be a registered administrator at Business Register (REQ) , such as the president, a vice-president, the secretary or any person within the organization that has received this authorization by resolution of the board of directors or a delegation of internal authority.

1. Please indicate if your organization is majority owned * or serves ** the groups mentioned below by checking the relevant categories:




* For businesses: a business belonging to one of these groups is defined as a business where at least one member of one of these groups has held the majority of the business (more than 50%) for at least two years .    

** For NPOs: an NPO serving customers in the groups mentioned above.


1. Number of employees as of March 15, 2020:


2. Number of employees currently:


3. Number of employees you expect to have 6 months after the date of submission of your request for assistance:

Please describe the impact of COVID-19 on your organization (expectations should be based on estimates based on the information you currently have):
1. Declining revenues
2. Anticipated decrease in revenues
3. Missed business opportunities or lost contracts
4. Temporary layoffs immediately
5. Temporary cessation of the organization's activities and closure of the organization
6. Actual and anticipated job losses
7. Difficulty filling positions
8. Other
Reminder: you must have completed the Calculation Tool: Assessment of the amount of RRRF funding and saved your data in Excel format.

The assistance period is a maximum of 6 months and must be between March 15, 2020 and March 31, 2021.

Cash requirements:
(please enter the amount on the last line of the Calculation Tool - Excel file)
(the amount must not exceed the amount entered in box 3 above)(if the amount is equal or less than $40,000, the reimbursement of assistance granted by CED could be 75% of the amount)

Please refer to the program criteria and procedures page.


Please provide a brief description of the expected results. Briefly explain how do you consider financial assistance to help you with the continuity of your operations in terms of:
1. Job retention
2. Maintaining organizational activities
3. New contracts
4. New customers
5. New activities
Please attach the following documents. Without these documents, the application may be considered incomplete and rejected.

Important: If you receive one or more error message(s) when submitting your request for assistance (by pressing the "Submit" button at the end of this form), please correct the error(s), then submit your request a second time and reattach all required documents.

* The types of acceptable financial statements are: audited, review mission, notice to the reader or certified by the Chief Financial Officer or President and CEO of the organization, if the organization does not have a Financial Director.

Note: the bank account must be kept at a financial institution in Canada and contain funds in Canadian dollars. The organization submitting this request for assistance must be the holder.

To the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec (hereinafter "the Agency"),

I, the undersigned _________________________ , a duly authorized person of _________________________ , (Legal name of your organization) (hereinafter the "client") commits me and certifies the following:

I undertake to disclose any other other government assistance or financial assistance requested or received for the project, as well as any other government assistance or financial assistance requested or received for a similar project by a company with which the client has a non-arm’s-length relationship within the meaning of section 251 of the Income Tax Act (R.S.C. (1985), c 1 (5th Sup)..

I certify that the organization [Check the appropriate box]
I certify that the organization [Check the appropriate box]
I certify that the organization [Check the appropriate box]

Important: Please ensure that your submission has been submitted with the required documents. If the documents have not been attached to your request, please send them to the following electronic address dec.relance.quebec.recovery.ced@canada.ca by indicating the confirmation number indicated in the acknowledgment of receipt.


Name of authorized person: _________________________

* An authorized person is the person who can legally bind the organization by approving official documents such as contribution agreements, as well as any modifications, declarations or claims under these documents. She can be an administrator registered at Business Register (REQ) , such as the president, a vice-president, the secretary or any person within the organization that has received this authorization by resolution of the board of directors or a delegation of internal authority. .  

   * Provide a copy of the delegation instrument, if applicable .

Attention

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