We encourage creative and innovative approaches to community economic development by promoting an entrepreneurial culture, and supporting businesses to connect to resources in order to grow.

We identify and address challenges and opportunities facing workers and employers such as enhanced skills development and recognition of multilingualism as key benefit to economic development.

Our organizational planning and long-term strategy is driven by community-based leadership in many different forms. We invite you to participate on a CEDEC Community Resource Team to share your ideas and resources for community economic development.

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Towards Regional Collaboration Workshop - a partnership with RDÉE Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador and CRRF

Towards Regional Collaboration Workshop - a partnership with RDÉE Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador and CRRF

Over 50 community leaders, elected officials, businesses, government officials, and researchers met in the Strait of Belle Isle to discuss opportunities for regional collaboration. The workshop was an opportunity for...>

CEDEC is Seeking Entrepreneurial and Engaged Community Leaders to contribute to our Board of Directors Team!

CEDEC is Seeking Entrepreneurial and Engaged Community Leaders to contribute to our Board of Directors Team!

A volunteer-driven non-profit organization, CEDEC sparks economic innovation in building forward-looking, prosperous and confident communities across Quebec through sharing expertise, knowledge and building partnerships. CEDEC’s Recruitment Committee is seeking talented individuals...>

ARE YOU READY FOR CANADA'S ANTI-SPAM LAW?

ARE YOU READY FOR CANADA'S ANTI-SPAM LAW?

This new law, which comes into effect on July 1, 2014 protects individuals and businesses from harmful and misleading online threats when using an electronic device, such as a mobile...>

Cooperatives: Transforming lives and communities

Cooperatives: Transforming lives and communities

Cooperatives arise when a common need is identified that cannot be met by individuals acting alone. This was the case for six women in Grosse-Ile, Quebec who explored the cooperative business...>

Creating Spaces to Link Employers to Job Seekers in a Very Personal Way

Creating Spaces to Link Employers to Job Seekers in a Very Personal Way

A firm handshake and in-person conversations are helping to bridge the gap between employers and job seekers. Alana Parmar used these social skills to make good first impressions during a recent...>

Women, Business and Inspiration

Women, Business and Inspiration

Sheryl Sandburg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook wrote in her book, Lean In, “The time is long overdue to encourage more women to dream the possible dream,” and this trend...>

Little Seeds and Big Success for Young Entrepreneurs

Little Seeds and Big Success for Young Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is the act of creating something new and serving a need.  Students from Mecatina School in La Tabatière, Quebec have taken this lesson to heart through a business that...>

Experience ArtWorks to Fuse a Creative Passion and Successful Career

Experience ArtWorks to Fuse a Creative Passion and Successful Career

Three years ago, staff at Centennial Regional High School on Montreal's South Shore, agreed to explore ArtWorks, a concept introduced by CEDEC to introduce students to real entrepreneurial and economic...>

Love Your Local Business contest continues to give big boost to local entrepreneurs

Love Your Local Business contest continues to give big boost to local entrepreneurs

Ariel Sherker, owner of the Montreal Hypnosis Center and finalist on CEDEC’s Love Your Local Business Contest, is growing her business as a result of the experience. Here’s her story: Ariel...>

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