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

October 19 - 19, 2023
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.

How to Communicate with Elected Officials – Queen’s Park, Toronto

February 10 - 10, 2023
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Economic Developers and other municipal officials must often secure support and engagement from elected officials, but this is often easier said than done. Led by communications expert Kadie Ward, this workshop will help guide participants to the most effective tactics, tools and approaches for successfully engaging elected officials.