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Visibility in the context of agreements

Your project or event has received funding from the Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones through an agreement or one of the Secrétariat’s financial assistance programs. Visibility is required in exchange.

AN ORGANIZATION receiving financial assistance from the SAA thereby agrees to provide the following public visibility:

  • Place the signature of the Government of Québec or the SAA (see the standards below) as a financial partner in all print and electronic communications tools that will be made public, including on the event’s Web site;
  • Place the signature of the Government of Québec or the SAA on electronic communications tools relating to the project that will be disseminated outside Québec;
  • Verbally mention the participation of the SAA as a financial partner during public activities related to the project and in the final report;
  • Mention the partnership of the SAA in news releases;
  • Provide the SAA with the option of inserting a news release in the kits handed out at media events and in the final report;
  • Provide the SAA or the Government of Québec with advertising space in the event’s official program, if such spaces are offered to public partners at no charge;
  • Provide the opportunity of inserting a message from the Minister Responsible for Native Affairs in the official program or, as appropriate, a joint government message with the signatures of the ministers involved;
  • Invite the Minister Responsible for Native Affairs to speak at public activities associated with the project, should the context lend itself to this;
  • Extend invitations to the SAA to attend official activities associated with the project, such as  press conferences, launchings, etc.;
  • Should the context lend itself to this, provide the SAA with the option of installing a government sign or banner at press conferences as well as the main locations where the event will take place.

In addition, the ORGANIZATION agrees to:

  • Inform the SAA, by contacting the Direction des communications (communic@mce.gouv.qc.ca), as soon as possible or at least 15 business days prior to the holding of public activities associated with the project and inform the SAA of the deadlines for providing documents: message, news release, etc.;
  • Respect  the Government of Québec’s visual identification program regarding the use of the official signature on documents and communications tools (see the abridged version of the standards below);
  • Submit to the SAA, to the attention of the advisor assigned to its file, within 30 days of the date deemed to be the project end date, a report on the visibility opportunities provided, with supporting documentation, in compliance with the above-described organization’s commitments and as specified in the signed agreement between the Minister Responsible for Native Affairs and the promoter.

Standards applicable to the government’s signature

Strict rules apply to the use of the administrative signatures of the Government of Québec’s departments and agencies. The most commonly referenced standards for the use of the Government’s signature are presented below.

In all print and electronic communications for a general audience, the Government’s official signature with the Québec flag identified as “Québec drapeau” must be used:

In the case of communications intended for a specific audience, the SAA’s signature may be used.



Download the Government of Québec’s signature  (ZIP, 939 kb).

Download the SAA’s signature (ZIP, 1,65 Mb).

To learn more about the rules regarding the colours, the protection zone, and the use of the signature, please refer to the abridged version of the standards in the Government of Québec’s visual identification program.

Abridged version of the standards on the use of the Government of Québec’s signature according to the Government of Québec’s visual identification program

1. Protection zone around the signature

A protection zone, free of text or any graphic element, must always be respected. The size of this zone corresponds to the width of one of the four rectangles in the flag.

2. Minimum height of the signature in print

The height of the flag in the signature must never be less than 5.5 mm.

3. Do not alter the signature

The colour version of the signature must never be altered to create a reverse signature or vice versa, because the outlines of the fleur de lys are different.

Person in charge:

If you have questions concerning your agreement, please contact the advisor assigned to your file.

Should you have questions about the Government’s visibility or application of the Government of Québec’s visual identification program, please contact the Ministère du Conseil exécutif’s Direction des communications at the following address: communic@mce.gouv.qc.ca

For more information on the SAA:

Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones
905 Honoré-Mercier Ave., 1st floor
Québec QC  G1R 5M6
www.autochtones.gouv.qc.ca

Signature gouvernementale
Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones
905, avenue Honoré-Mercier, 1er étage - Québec (Qc)  G1R 5M6 - 418 643-3166
Online as of: July 17, 2015