Every day, EDAC members are deeply engaged in strengthening our economy and creating opportunities for Canadians and their communities.
EDAC is pleased to host its inaugural ‘Symposium on the Hill’ – an opportunity for members and colleagues to join in the ‘On the Hill’ event with a professional development luncheon.
Economic Developers Association of Canada’s Annual Advocacy Day in Ottawa 2016
Third Annual EDAC On the Hill Advocacy Initiative
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
As 2014 comes to an end, I would like to thank you, our members, for your support of EDAC and the Profession. 2015 membership invoices have been mailed to all members. We would be very appreciative if you could process these invoices at your earliest convenience. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email. 2014 has been a fruitful and busy year for EDAC, filled with plenty of exciting, groundbreaking initiatives. January saw … read more
Did you know: EDAC Conference’s make a significant positive economic impact on our host community each year? In view of the next federal election – slated for October 19, 2015 – EDAC CEO and Board of Directors feel the 2016 Conference would present a significant opportunity to theme the professional development, speakers, and sessions around ‘New Policy’. For example, international trade, transportation, logistics, entrepreneurship, advocacy, temporary foreign workers, immigration, etc. Is your community interested in hosting EDAC’s 48th Annual Professional Development Conference? Contact CEO … read more
The inaugural EDAC Day on the Hill took place last week in Ottawa, and the event exceeded the expectations of board members and EDAC staff alike. Over the course of two days, the EDAC Board of Directors participated in almost 30 individual meetings with MPs, senior staff and partner organizations like the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), Industry Canada (IC) and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). The event kicked off with a reception hosted by MP Rodney Weston … read more
The EDAC Day on the Hill event is an advocacy initiative designed to raise awareness about the economic development profession in Canada.
First steps were taken in 2013 by the EDAC Board of Directors to pursue an advocacy role. We began by engaging Global Public Affairs to conduct an external perception audit of the knowledge of the profession as well as the association. ip information This information proved that we had some work to do. Since, the objectives adopted have been to: establish awareness of the profession, EDAC, and its mission – among parliamentarians and influential NGO leaders broaden the network of … read more