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.
Seminars

The Power of Social Innovation & Social Enterprise

November 28 - 28, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Topics include: Understanding social innovation and social enterprise, First Nations, the Cultural Community, and Millennials: New Partnerships for Social Enterprise, Working with social entrepreneurs, and Sources of Support for Social Enterprise.
Seminars

Fostering Local Innovation: Incubators

November 29 - 29, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
This seminar provides economic developers what they need to know about incubators. It gives an understanding what types of models exist, what building an incubator is like, and what incubation is like in communities of different sizes. This seminar is hosted at evolv1, UW Economic Development Program’s new home and Canada’s first net-zero certified office building.
Courses

Ecn Development and Business Improvement

January 16 - April 16, 2020
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Ryerson Univeristy CPLE 995 - Ecn Development and Business Improvement
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LED Applied Research Project – Ryerson

June 13 - July 4, 2019
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Ryerson University CVUP 155 - LED Applied Research Project This course is an applied research paper focused on core LED topics learned in CPLE 745/PLE 745. A key outcome of a municipal LED case study will be an analysis of how community members can be engaged and mobilized on an issue or initiative for community benefit and how community leadership can be activated and supported in that endeavour.
Courses

Year 2: Fundamentals in Community Economic Development – St. John’s, NB

June 15 - 19, 2020
8:00 AM - 5:00 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.
Courses

Year 3: Leadership & Economic Insights – Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

November 3 - 6, 2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Year 3 is an enriched four-day program where senior colleagues learn from other leaders in the field. Join an experienced and enthusiastic group to discuss the latest trends, explore the future, and learn new leadership skills in a collaborative team environment.
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