The Chambre des notaires has created a pilot project to provide these organizations with an opportunity to innovate in activities to advance the law and the notarial profession.
The organization’s members are only notaries, former notaries or notary offices (including limited liability partnerships registered with the Chambre des notaires).
The organization must have a democratic governance in place. Minimum requirements: registered with the REQ, board of directors elected by members and holding regular meetings, general meeting of members held at least once a year, annual report provided to members include financial statements.
Satisfy the financed organization category for the year of the application:
|2022 – 2023||2023 – 2024|
|Already established organizations with more than 500 notary members (or practising their profession in member notary offices), not eligible for the “Mission support” component of the general financial aid program and which offers services to all notaries||Other already established organizations (description to be determined in Fall 2022), not eligible for the “Mission support” component of the general financial aid program|
|Budget to be shared among accepted applications: $2,400,000||Budget to be shared among accepted applications: $1,000,000|
The envelope will be split equally among eligible organizations for the year concerned and paid in three instalments over a two-year period. For example, if four organizations are accepted in 2022–2023, the amount granted is $600,000 each, paid in three instalments over a two-year period.
Most of the financing granted in the pilot project must be used to fund activities that satisfy the profession’s orientations ensuing from the Chambre des notaires’s 2022–2025 strategic plan.
For more information, refer to the documentation (French only).
- Any application for financial assistance submitted to the Notarial Studies Fund (NSF) of the Chambre des notaires must meet at least one of the NSF objectives stipulated in the Notaries Act, i.e.:
- Promote legal reform
- Promote legal research
- Promote legal education and information
- Promote the establishment and maintenance of law library services
- Promote the quality of notarial professional services
- Support the financing of the Order’s compensation fund
For more information, see the administrative interpretation of the objectives of the NSF (French only)
Financial assistance is granted based on the terms and conditions of the pilot project. Granting of funding and subsequent instalments are contingent on the signing of an agreement, the availability of funds and the continuation of the pilot project. The application will be reviewed by the Financial Assistance Attribution Committee, in light of recommendations from the Corporate Responsibility and Innovation Department, according to the following deadlines:
|Analysis date||Public announcement of allocation|
|Year 2022–2023: May 1, 2022||Second week of May||In the month following the analysis meeting|
|Year 2023-2024: March 1, 2023||First week of April|
- View the documentation (French only)
- Answer required questions. Go see the appendix in the documentation.
- Email the related documentation to [email protected]
- Further assistance is available at:
514-879-1793 / 1-800-263-1793, extension *5007 or [email protected]
- If the amount granted exceeds $100,000 per year, an Attestation de Revenu Québec certificate will be required after the financing application is accepted, but before the signing of the agreement. It is recommended that you request the attestation from the start of the application process.
The list (French only) includes the allocation date, amount awarded, name of the organization, a brief description of planned activities as well as the primary objective of the NSF satisfied by the activities. The list is updated in the month following a meeting of the Financial Assistance Attribution Committee where program applications are evaluated.