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2013 Southern Alberta Floods

Due to flooding in Southern Alberta and BC in June 2013, EDA made a commitment to equip our members and other community leaders with valuable resources and training in order to help shorten their economic recovery time, while building local capacity should the need for this type of response be required again in the future.

As part of the Economic Disaster Recovery Program (EDRP), EDA provided a series of webinars in collaboration with IEDC; worked with BCEDA to organize 11 technical assistance teams to Alberta communities; provide business retention and expansion legacy infrastructure; trained elected officials; and Canadianized IEDC's resiliency toolkit. A Summary Report was released in June 2014 and the first edition of the Canadian toolkit. 

Thank you to the organizational and funding partners for their support and commitment to this project. 

Organizational Partners

  • Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) 
  • British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) 
  • International Economic Development Council (IEDC), Restore Your Economy


Funding Partners

  • The Government of Alberta, Ministry of Innovation & Advanced Education
  • RBC
  • Shell Canada Limited
  • Consulate General of the United States of America, Calgary
  • Canadian Red Cross
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