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The social solidarity services offered by Emploi-Québec are attached to the Ministère du Travail, de l'Emploi et de la Solidarité sociale (MTESS). In keeping with the provisions of the Individual and Family Assistance ActLink to external site., the agency is responsible for administering last-resort financial assistance programs.

The social solidarity services’ mission consists of granting financial assistance to persons and families that cannot meet their own needs and, as an active partner, helping to prevent and solve individual or collective problem situations in order to promote these persons’ economic and social autonomy.

Social solidarity services are offered throughout Québec by a network of 152 local employment centres (CLE)New window. managed in partnership with Emploi-QuébecLink to external site.. In the 21 centres on the territory of the former City of Montréal1, administration of these services has been delegated to a municipal government. A client communication centre (CCC) allows quick, direct, remote access to its service outlets in Gaspé and Trois-Rivières.

By helping low-income earners and last-resort financial assistance recipients, social solidarity services play a critical role in combating poverty and social exclusion, a priority for the Québec government. The Year Two Action Plan Report, published under the Act to combat poverty and social exclusionLink to external site., describes the Government of Québec’s achievements aimed at eliminating and preventing poverty and social exclusion.   

1. As it was prior to January 1, 2002 (pre-municipal mergers)

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