Our Vision: Economic developers provide valued expertise that is integral to fostering an economically prosperous, diverse, sustainable Alberta.
Our Mission: EDA provides leadership to advance economic development as a profession; enhance the professional development of its members; and support Alberta communities in fostering sustainable community economic prosperity.
Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is Alberta's leading economic development network. For over 40 years, we have been committed to advancing the economic development profession by providing resources, professional development and networking opportunities. As a non-profit organization, we are governed by a volunteer board of directors that represent the interests of our membership.
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We Could Win the 2018 SDG Leadership Award
This award recognizes organizations taking a leadership role in driving action toward the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals in Canada.
Economic Developers Alberta, has submitted it's Economic Disaster Recovery and Resilience Program as it aligns with the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
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The awards are organized by the Global Compact Network Canada (GCNC) the Canadian chapter of the UN Global Compact, which promotes a voluntary corporate strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with 10 universally accepted principals in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.
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Community Economic Development Training Program (CEDTP)
All of our online courses are open for registration.
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These courses are eligible for credits towards the Management Certificate-Economic Developers offered through the University of Calgary in conjunction with EDA. It can also be applied to your Ec.D designation.
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