Center for initiation to research and support for sustainable development

Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Carleton-sur-Mer, QC


CIRADD is a social innovation research center specialized in sustainable territorial development. Affiliated with the Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles, CIRADD supports businesses and organizations in their innovation projects and challenges through three services: applied research, technical assistance and information/training. CIRADD's projects focus on four main themes: land use and development, community vitality and well-being, adaptation to social and climate change, and sustainable recreation and tourism.

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CIRADD Corinne Pedneault

Corinne Pedneault
Co-Executive Director


CIRADD Pierre-Luc Gagnon

Pierre-Luc Gagnon
Co-Executive Director


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  1. Social innovation
  2. Sustainable development
  3. Adaptation to climate and social changes
  4. Sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation
  5. Vitality and well-being of communities
  6. Sustainable recreation and tourism

Previous Research Projects:

  • Land management and resolution of conflicts of use: an evaluation and monitoring tool of the carrying capacity of the Bonaventure River
  • Development of an impact assessment tool for territorial development projects: the contribution of the mycological sector to the sustainable development of Kamouraska
  • Sustainable mobility hubs in the GÎM area: infrastructures for changing transportation practices
  • Portrait of LGBT+ people in Gaspésie and the Magdalen Islands
  • Portrait of the integration of a sustainable development approach and ecoresponsible practices within Gaspesian businesses
  • Participatory governance and resilience to climate change in four Baie-des-Chaleurs municipalities
  • Greening of the college network
  • Integration of sustainable development criteria within companies in the Nature-Adventure sector in Quebec: building the reference framework

Fields of projects:

  • Circular economy
  • Environnement
  • Intergenerational and intercultural integration
  • Integration of immigrants
  • Sustainable development
  • Social sciences
  • Sustainable recreation and tourism
  • Transportation
  • Aging
  • Adaptation to climate change


  1. Social Innovation


IBM® SPSS® Statistics license
Mural license
SurveyMonkey license
Zoho Projects licence
Participatory animation kit
  • MRC Avignon
  • Zec de la rivière Bonaventure (APSB)
  • Ville de Carleton-sur-Mer
  • CiCAN
  • Fédération des cégeps
  • Regroupement des MRC de la Gaspésie
  • Maillon Vert
  • Table de concertation des groupes de femmes de la Gaspésie et des Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Agence régionale de mise en valeur des forêts privées de la Gaspésie-Les-Îles
  • La Fédération des pourvoiries du Québec (FPQ), Aventure Écotourisme Québec (AEQ) et Tourisme Autochtone Québec (TAQ), à titre d’Associations sectorielles touristiques (ATS)
  • Nourrir notre monde Haute-Gaspésie
  • Le Groupe ressource en logements collectifs Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Régie intermunicipale de transport Gaspésie – Îles-de-la-Madeleine
  • Organisme gaspésien des personnes atteintes de cancer (OGPAC)
  • Association LGBT+ Baie-des-Chaleurs
  • Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi
  • Comité Emploi-Formation de La Côte-de-Gaspé
  • Place aux jeunes Baie-des-Chaleurs/Les Plateaux
  • Conseil de l’eau Gaspésie Sud
  • Cime Aventures
  • Camp Bonaventure
  • Maison Maguire
  • Ville de New Richmond
  • Ville de Bonaventure
  • Association des femmes cries d’Eeyou Ischee (CWEIA)
  • Harmonie-intercommunautés
  • Biopterre
  • MRC de La Haute-Gaspésie
  • Institut de recherche sur l’intégration professionnelle des immigrants