EDAC On the Hill 2016 Gallery

View photos of this year’s EDAC On The Hill event, which included a reception hosted by MP Karen Ludwig and our inaugural ‘Symposium On The Hill’ professional development luncheon.






EDAC Board Member Honoured by EDA

Congratulations Gerry! Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) Recognizes Excellence in Economic Development in Alberta EDA presented its annual Awards of Excellence during its 2015 Annual Conference at the Delta Kananaskis Lodge last week. These awards honour Alberta communities and individuals for excellence in: Business and Investment Attraction (BIA); Business Retention and Expansion (BRE); and Community Economic Development (CED). This year, the Economic Developer of the Year Award was presented to Gerry Gabinet of Strathcona County, an Executive Member of EDAC’s Board … read more


EDAC On the Hill Member Report 2015

EDAC’s ‘On The Hill’ email campaign, was presented to our membership to answer the following questions: What is EDAC On the Hill? Is EDAC’s advocacy initiative worthwhile? How does EDAC On the Hill affect our members? EDAC Board and Staff feel it is essential that this advocacy initiative be understood and valued by you, our members! Therefore, in addition to this series of emails, we have prepared a formal report to the membership. 2015 EDAC On the Hill Report to … read more


2nd Annual #EDAContheHill

Check out the live tweeting that captured the meetings, Knowledge Mobilization Panel, great discussions, and EDAC Reception hosted by three MPs! All this, during our EDAC on the Hill Advocacy day…


DCI 2015 40 Under 40 List – #36 is one of our own!

List of Economic Development’s Rising Stars includes EDAC Board Member: Stephen Thompson, Consul and Senior Economic Officer, Ontario International Marketing Centre, Ontario As head of Ontario’s International Marketing Centre in San Francisco, Stephen serves as a main contact for business development, investment attraction, international trade, and research and commercialization. Stephen’s career in economic development began in Eastern Ontario in 1997 and has included progressive roles in cities, regions and at the provincial level. More recently Stephen has successfully managed major … read more


Happy New Year

Hope you had a wonderful holiday season filled with family, friends, and relaxation. As we return to the office today, Membership Renewals and Re-Certifications are coming in at a rapid pace! Thank you for your support of EDAC and the Profession. We are looking forward to another exciting year and vow to continue to bring you, our members, many benefits of membership. Here are just a few initiatives for the onset of 2015: We are embarking on our 2nd Annual EDAC … read more