Center for initiation to research and support for sustainable development

Cégep de la Gaspésie et des Îles

Through research and innovation, CIRADD proposes creative and sustainable solutions adapted to the needs organizations and communities. Its approach consists of responding to the needs of the environment by promoting innovative practices for new and creative solutions with a concern for sustainability and regional development.

CIRADD is a leader in sustainable development; expert in social innovation for the purpose of harmonious and responsible territorial occupation; community vitality and well-being; and adaptation to social and climate change. CIRADD has a human approach that conveys respect and openness, and recognizes the richness of diversity. CIRADD values co-creation with partners and the sharing and transfer of knowledge through a rigorous and neutral scientific approach. In order to ensure the sustainability of its actions, the centre invests in its undertakings and intentions.


767, boulevard Perron Carleton-sur-Mer G0C 1J0 418 364-3341 #8777

General Expertises

  • Social innovation
  • Sustainable development
  • Territorial development

Specific expertises

  • Communities’ adaptation to change
  • Innovative practices in regional development
  • Land-use planning and territorial intelligence
  • Sustainable tourism and outdoor recreation

Areas of intervention

  • Aging
  • Circular economy
  • Environment
  • Future resources
  • Immigrant integration
  • Intergenerational and intercultural integration
  • Open innovation
  • Social science
  • Tourism and digital tourism
  • Transportation