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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Boomeranging Boomers, Older Workers Can Help Solve The Labour Shortage

Boomeranging Boomers, Older Workers Can Help Solve The Labour Shortage

By Alexandra Lopez-Pacheo For decades, the 9.6 million Canadians born between 1946 and 1965 have been the single largest demographic in Canada’s labour force. Now, the oldest of the baby boomer...>

Embarking on a New Journey in Life!

Embarking on a New Journey in Life!

By Diane Skiejka After completing my B.A. in honours psychology from Concordia, I went to law school at McGill where I graduated with both a B.C.L. (Quebec law) and an L.L.B. (common law). I then entered private...>

Changing the face of leadership..an Astronaut’s Point of View

Changing the face of leadership..an Astronaut’s Point of View

The very nature of leadership is undergoing a sea change all around us.  Decision-making has become more collaborative as corporate roles often span the globe and employees increasingly become more...>

Count Your Life Experiences and Skills as Assets

Count Your Life Experiences and Skills as Assets

For any job in any sector, good life skills are the foundation for success—and if there’s anything most mature people have, it is life skills. By Alexandra Lopez-Pacheco  Written and verbal communication...>

One graduate ACCE'd it to land a job

One graduate ACCE'd it to land a job

Concordia University graduate Olivia Koupaki found just what she was looking for – a job – thanks to skills learned through last fall’s African-Canadian Career Excellence (ACCE) workshop series aimed...>

What Does Workplace Diversity Look Like to You? | Interview with La Passerelle

What Does Workplace Diversity Look Like to You? | Interview with La Passerelle

CEDEC invited Leslie Acs, Executive Director of La Passerelle, to respond to the following questions about workplace diversity. A non-profit organization in partnership with Emploi-Québec, La Passerelle is a leader in...>

A message to Canadian employers looking to hire

A message to Canadian employers looking to hire

A wealth of experience is out there, waiting to improve your bottom line.  Now is the time to take a new look at older workers. For Canadian companies and their future,...>

A union of experience

A union of experience

Sue Barkman, President and CEO of Skills Connect Inc. and ThirdQuarter is pleased to announce a promotional partnership agreement with the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) in Quebec. ThirdQuarter,...>

CEDEC Launches Campaign to Convince Employers of Benefits in Hiring Mature Workers

CEDEC Launches Campaign to Convince Employers of Benefits in Hiring Mature Workers

MONTREAL, QC – January 13, 2015 – Mature Workers play an integral role in the workforce, one that will only grow as Québec’s population ages. Statistics Canada projects that by...>

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