The Quebec International Solidarity Investment Fund (FISIQ) is an initiative of the Association québécoise des organismes de coopération internationale (AQOCI). It is a socially responsible financial tool designed to help social/solidarity-based economy businesses that are partners of Quebec international cooperation organizations (ICA). It is active in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The FISIQ is a co-financing and guarantee tool that aims to foster dialogue between social/solidarity- based economy businesses (cooperatives, mutual associations and organizations) and local lenders in developing and emerging countries. Its objective is to expand available financing as part of existing technical cooperation programs.


  • Promote social responsibility among partner organizations
  • Promote gender equality
  • Encourage democratic governance and collective structures
  • Support sustainable development and environmental protection


  • Give businesses in the social/solidarity-based economy that are in partnership with ICAs access to loans that meet their needs on fair and equitable terms
  • Create, maintain and develop economic activities that generate decent income
  • Facilitate socio-economic development by and for communities
  • Promote the integration of principles of social responsibility
  • Promote the development of sustainable and mutually beneficial business relationships among social/solidarity-based economy businesses and local financial institutions
  • Increase the impact of international cooperation and solidarity actions carried out by Quebec ICAs

The FISIQ mobilizes the resources of various economic players that support a form of innovative financing that is complementary and in addition to support already offered by ICAs. The FISIQ relies on the support of:

  • Operational partners: the AQOCI and Quebec ICAs that are members of the FISIQ
  • Government partners such as the Quebec government through the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie


Country : Canada

Type of member : Full membership

Type of organization : Social finance institution

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