Programs and projects

Regional and economic development

Regional Tourism Action Plan 2018-2021


In 2018, CASA designed a regional tourism action plan to foster the increased participation in the tourism industry by English speakers and to encourage a greater number of English speakers to visit the region. In order to reach the goals of increased participation in the industry and greater visitor numbers, work is now underway to:

1 – Implement a bilingual services identification program that would allow English-speaking tourists to identify industry members who offer English services.

2 – Create a culture and heritage route that presents the tangible and intangible culture and heritage elements of the community.

> Click here to read the plan.

Regional Development Initiative for Eastern Quebec (RDIEQ)


This initiative is coordinated by CASA in partnership with the Coasters Association, the North Shore Community Association, Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence, and the Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders. The central objective of the project is to establish a network to help member organizations take advantage of changes to policies and programs in order to generate benefits for the English-speaking population. Its main activities will be to share knowledge, exercise leadership, and develop strategic approach for regional social and economic development, based on cooperation, resource-sharing and strategic development.

1 – Côte-Nord
Coasters Association

2 – Côte-Nord
North Shore Community Association (NSCA)

 3 – Bas-Saint-Laurent
Heritage Lower St. Lawrence (HLSL)

 4 – Gaspésie
Committee for Anglophone Social Action (CASA)

 5 – Îles-de-la-Madeleine
Council for Anglophone Magdalen Islanders (CAMI)

Mobilization of the English-speaking Community of the Gaspé Coast

The goal of this project is to ensure that the community is better informed of regional plans and policies, to develop an action plan for the English-speaking community, to increase communications between English language organizations serving the community, and between these organizations and decision-makers, and to encourage involvement in regional development.