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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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...>

Bridge to Kegaska | an Opportunity for Structurally Sound Tourism

Bridge to Kegaska | an Opportunity for Structurally Sound Tourism

When you think of iconic bridges, big cities like London, San Francisco, and New York come to mind. But bridge infrastructure is an essential component to tourism development for many...>

Canadian Plan for Economic Development of Official Linguistic Minority Communities

Canadian Plan for Economic Development of Official Linguistic Minority Communities

We would like to thank everyone who took the time to complete the national survey and/or participate in discussion groups and interviews. All of this new input will help create...>

Why Call Upon A Mentor, According to Serge Beauchemin

Why Call Upon A Mentor, According to Serge Beauchemin

Fondation de l’entrepreneurship recently interviewed Serge Beachemin, successful businessman and Dragon on “Dans l’oeil du dragon” on Radio-Canada, Originally published by Kim Auclair in Mentorat, January 6, 2014   I recently had...>

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...>

Women in Business: A Discussion Panel

Women in Business: A Discussion Panel

Meet panelist Susan Mason In celebration of International Women’s Day in March, The CEDEC Small Business Support Network (SBSN) is celebrating the success of local women entrepreneurs.  Join moderator Jessica Brown...>

What Does Workplace Diversity Look Like To You? | Interview with Hunt Personnel

What Does Workplace Diversity Look Like To You? | Interview with Hunt Personnel

CEDEC invited Hunt Personnel’s Jacqueline Pourreaux, Director General (Canada), David Pourreaux, Regional Manager, and Dalia Bridi, Communications and Public Relations, to respond to the following questions about workplace diversity. Hunt Personnel...>

Pitching to the dragons

Pitching to the dragons

  CEDEC Small Business Support Network Member Joyce Shanks and founder of eCause, a business that specializes in profitable and green fundraising, has recently appeared (February 26), on the  Dragons’ Den...>

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