Conference offers

Many successes in recent years and multiple benefits generated by Vallée Bras-du-Nord’s model of cooperative solidarity attract curiosity. This model shines throughout Quebec and beyond its borders.

Vallée Bras-du-Nord’s team is repeatedly invited to share its experience on the implementation and development of the cooperative. Thus we have developed a service from responding to the growing demand.

Whether to discuss the business model of social economy or its strategic positioning as an ecotourism destination of importance, or even to discuss its achievements in socio-professional integration, the cooperative is proud to share its experience, as a duty.

For more information on our conferences, please visit the thematic possibilities below. You will also find a list of some public presentations we've done in recent years.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

Conferences can be developed according to your needs and interest. All topics can be addressed in a comprehensive presentation of our cooperative model.

  • Our approach to sustainable development in tourism
  • Our innovative model in the social economy
  • Achievements of our approach to professional reintegration
  • Our investment in youth
  • Our strategic positioning in recreotourism
  • Our presence in the field as a force for development

Our public presentations in the past

  • Colloque tourisme, vélo et route verte
    Centre de congrès et d'expositions de Lévis, 2013
  • Congrès de l’association des camps du Québec
    Développement du plein air chez les jeunes
    Victoriaville, 2013
  • Conférence sur les potentiels de développement de la MItis
    Coopérative de solidarité Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Mont-Joli, 2013
  • Grand rassemblement de Québec en Forme
    « Les enjeux d’un mode de vie physiquement actif en milieu rural »
    Centre des congrès de Québec, 2013
  • Sommet international des coopératives
    Le modèle coopératif novateur de la Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Centre des congrès de Québec, 2012
  • Cours en économie sociale
    Le modèle d’affaire en économie sociale de la Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Université Laval, 2009 à 2013
  • Cours sur l’aménagement du territoire
    Présentation du modèle de la Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Université Laval, 2009 à 2013
  • Conférence au Cégep FX-Garneau pour la semaine de l’environnement
    Le modèle écotouristique de la Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Cégep FX-Garneau, 2013
  • Colloque sur les forêts de proximité au Bas Saint-Laurent
    Présentation du modèle de la coopérative Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Esprit Saint, 2012
  • Conférence annuelle du loisir municipal (AQLM)
    Présentation de l’Option plein air de l’école secondaire Louis-Jobin
    Montréal, 2012
  • Forum coopératif de la Capitale-Nationale
    Quelles contributions des coopératives aux enjeux de société?
    Université Laval, 2012
  • Table de Gestion intégrée et du territoire de Portneuf
    Modèle coopératif de la Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Saint-Raymond, 2012
  • 1er Colloque québécois sur les parcs régionaux
    Modèle coopératif de la Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Manoir du Lac Delage, 2011
  • Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité
    Un modèle de tourisme durable
    Centre des congrès de Québec, 2011
  • Forum d’économie sociale de Magog
    Présentation de la coopérative Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Centre multifonctionnel, Magog, 2011
  • Forum d’économie sociale de Portneuf
    Présentation de la coopérative Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Centre multifonctionnel, Saint-Raymond, 2011
  • Forum sur la mobilité des jeunes
    Le modèle coopératif québécois de la Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Aquitaine, Bordeaux, 2011
  • Apéro Allant-Vert
    Modèle d’organisation en développement durable du tourisme
    Musée de la civilisation, Québec, 2010
  • Canadian Adventure therapy symposium
    Projet d’aventure thérapeutique de la Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Montréal, 2010
  • Adventure educational experience
    Présentation du projet « En Marche »
    Chicoutimi (UQAC), 2010
  • Forum d’économie sociale
    Le modèle coopératif de la Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Québec, 2010
  • Congrès annuel d’Aventure Écotourisme Québec
    Panelliste invité
    Parc du Mont Orford, 2010
  • Rencontres internationales du tourisme et des loisirs sportifs de nature
    Un modèle québécois de tourisme durable
    Nantes, France, 2010 
  • Modèle de la coopérative Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Saint-Casimir, 2009-2010
  • Forum d’économie sociale de Montmagny-l’Islet
    Présentation de la coopérative Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Montmagny, 2009
  • Mobilisation stratégique pour le développement récréotouristique
    Présentation de la coopérative Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Thedford Mines, 2009
  • Colloque sur la mise en valeur du milieu forestier
    Le modèle de la Vallée Bras-du-Nord
    Québec, 2009
  • Symposium d’économie sociale et solidaire,
    La Vallée Bras-du-Nord comme modèle international d’entreprise d’économie sociale
    Bordeaux, France, 2009
  • Assises du tourisme (ministère du Tourisme)
    Une structure québécoise novatrice en tourisme
    Québec, 2009
  • Conseil québécois de la coopération et de la mutualité
    Une coop pour gérer un parc
    Montréal, 2008
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ABOUT

Our cooperative model is a tangible, living and inspiring sustainable development. It's a park where outdoor enthusiasts coexists, whether they're tourists, residents, farmers, cottagers, forest workers, tourism businesses and local organizations. This cohabitation promotes dialogue and real and continuous dialogue to reconcile economic, social and environmental requirements of the Vallée Bras-du-Nord. Read more

Who we are

Vallée Bras-du-Nord is a solidarity cooperative based on an innovative model of cooperative management. Many awards over the years attest the success of our model, since the founding of the coop in 2002. This model combines the employees (workers), the producers of tourism services (producer members) and landowners providing rights of access (support members)..Read more

A model of sustainable tourism

To give our ambitions a chance to avoid uncontrolled exploitation of the territory, the Vallée Bras-du-Nord coop adopted since its inception the principles of sustainable tourism development. Not only is it our philosophy, but also a duty and above all, a responsibility. Read more

Our success stories!

Vallée Bras-du-Nord is the recipient of numerous awards. We are cited as an example throughout Quebec and internationally as a model of sustainable tourism integrating both young, local people and local stakeholders. Read more

Our social and job reintegration projects

Every year since 2002, Vallée Bras-du-Nord coop hires a dozen youth from Portneuf region who went through various issues of life (dropping out of school, substance abuse, delinquency, etc.) We offer them a few months in a different kind of school, the forest. Here, they work to build and maintain our trail system. This unusual approach forces them to confront a hostile environment that teaches patience, tolerance, discipline, teamwork, determination and perseverance. Read more

Option plein air: outdoor adventures

Louis Jobin High School in St. Raymond has developed a school program with an outdoors concentration that leverages the wealth of St-Raymond’s territory and surrounding areas. It was built in collaboration with Vallée Bras-du-Nord’s coop, whose expertise in education through adventure and nature has been successfully used. The school offers this program to students of 4th and 5th secondary level. Read more

Press

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Continuity : Development Plan for 2012-2017

Since the founding of Vallée Bras-du-Nord in the summer of 2002, much effort was devoted to start-up and implementation of the cooperative. More specifically, this first phase of development is defined by the creation of many trails, equipment, facilities and events (raids, competitions, etc.) Total investments of this first phase are estimated at more than $5 million. Read more