The Secrétariat à l’action communautaire autonome et aux initiatives sociales (SACAIS) is mandated to coordinate implementation of the government policy entitled Community Action: A crucial contribution to the exercise of citizenship and the social development of Québec. Under this policy, SACAIS must work with government departments and agencies to achieve better dovetailing of financial support measures.
The government policy is such that the Fonds d’aide à l’action communautaire autonome (FAACA) is an important lever for recognition and support to community action by being at the forefront of rights advocacy.
The Financial support program for government orientations on community action and volunteer action makes it possible to fund organizations and groups of organizations. The program, managed by SACAIS, has three components: