Courses & Events

EDAC Members enjoy preferential rates on many courses, seminars and events across Canada. To be eligible, EDAC membership must be in good standing (paid in full) prior to registering for University of Waterloo (or any other applicable courses/seminars) at discounted member rates. Should EDAC membership not be paid in full by the date of registration, the attendee is responsible for paying the full (non-member) registration fees.

Data Discovery & Analytics Seminar

November 18 - 18, 2021
9:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The purpose of the seminar is to provide an accessible and practical introduction to using data in economic development. The goal is to demonstrate how the use of data leads to better decision making and strategic planning. Through instruction and hands on learning, participants will learn how to find and interpret data, including data/analysis that is relevant to their specific needs/community.

Advancing Economic Development Opportunities – Waterloo Spring

May 29 - June 3, 2022
3:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Advancing Economic Development Opportunities (Year 2) builds on the foundation created in Year 1 and addresses more advanced topics like financial analysis, project management and performance measurement. Just like in Year 1, peer-learning and networking are built into the course.

Fundamentals of Community ​Economic Development – Waterloo

May 1 - 6, 2022
3:00 PM - 12:30 PM
This course helps economic development professionals learn the basics of the field, from what an EDO really does, to measuring success. Generalists will learn strategies for handling the many and diverse tasks they're expected to do. Specialists will learn about the spectrum of economic development activities and become more insightful team members.