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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Women-centred approach to community economic development

Women-centred approach to community economic development

Women’s viewpoints, priorities, responsibilities and needs are different from those of men due to their respective roles and experiences in society, the family and the work world. Despite the fact...>

Evolving Landscape of Economic Development in Quebec

Evolving Landscape of Economic Development in Quebec

Quebec’s economic development landscape is evolving.  Many of the Liberal government’s proposed changes are still to be confirmed and many may still be in the works, as illustrated by a...>

Inspiration served up on the Hill

Inspiration served up on the Hill

“Where others see obstacles entrepreneurs see opportunities”  is the mantra of many entrepreneurs as they start up business ventures. CEDEC was at this year’s edition of Startup Canada Day...>

New Project: Increasing Economic Options for Women

New Project: Increasing Economic Options for Women

Thanks to funding from the Status of Women Canada, CEDEC is happy to announce its latest project in the Magdalen Islands: “Increasing Economic Options for Women”.  CEDEC will oversee the...>

Working beyond borders for regional development: Quebec Lower North Shore-Labrador Straights Regional Collaboration

Working beyond borders for regional development: Quebec Lower North Shore-Labrador Straights Regional Collaboration

CEDEC partnered with RDEE Newfoundland and Labrador and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation to organize a workshop held October 14-16, in the Lower North Shore Strait of Belle Isle region....>

Adventure of a Lifetime!

Adventure of a Lifetime!

In the spirit of the holidays and gift giving, CEDEC would like to remind everyone that gifts don’t have to be wrapped up in fancy boxes! Recently, the Honourable Marlene...>

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,...>

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...>

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