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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What does workplace diversity mean to you?

What does workplace diversity mean to you?

Workplace diversity can take us down many roads, all of them worthwhile ventures. Let’s focus on the question of diversity in age for now. We all know people in our networks...>

Make the Call

Make the Call

HR Recruitment expert Nicole Giguère explains why it takes more than sending out C.V.s to land your next job By Marcelline Selman, La Passerelle It has been said that the art of...>

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...>

The Framework of Canada's First Plan for Economic Development of Official Language Minority Communities

The Framework of Canada's First Plan for Economic Development of Official Language Minority Communities

OTTAWA, February 4, 2015 - The Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité (RDÉE Canada) and the Community Economic Development and Employability Corporation (CEDEC) are pleased to present the Framework for...>

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

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

CEDEC invited Synergie Hunt International’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. Synergie...>

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...>

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...>

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