2018 Wage & Salary Review

Thank you to all who participated in EDAC’s Wage & Salary Survey. We value this information to provide member to member data that shares of an overall view of economic development budgets, allocations and standards across Canada. Here are some of the interesting findings: The Ec.D. is still in high demand – 78% of respondents have, or are working toward, their Ec.D. 75% of respondents work in Municipal Departments Overall economic development budgets are mostly derived from Municipal funding – … read more


Economic Development Matters video

Economic Development is at the heart of every great community. Economic developers have a common objective: building stronger, more resilient, inclusive economies. We are here for you- so we can build a stronger community together. Find out more at: economicdevelopmentmatters.com



GoForth Institute business training opens January 8th!

Mark your calendars! At our 49th Annual Conference this past September, you were introduced to our education partner GoForth Institute. GoForth’s Founder and CEO Dr. Leslie McGeough outlined reasons why fewer than half of Canadian small businesses reach their fifth birthday, and how GoForth’s online training improves those odds. Since 2009, GoForth has trained over 10,000 entrepreneurs who learn all the skills they need to start, run, and grow their small business successfully. Our partnership with GoForth is an exciting … read more



2017 DCI 40 Under 40

We are pleased to say that each round of awards in recent years has included EDAC Members recognized by Development Counsellors International, celebrating the top young leaders in the economic development industry.


Strategic Vision 2016 – 2018

On behalf of Greg Borduas, EDAC President ,and Penny Gardiner, EDAC CEO, and the members of the EDAC Board of Directors we are pleased to distribute to the membership a copy of the Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC) Strategic Vision 2016-2018. The EDAC Board of Directors approved the updated Strategic Vision at its board meeting on September 15, 2016. The original EDAC Strategic Vision was developed by the EDAC Board of Directors in 2012. “I am pleased that the … read more