CDÉNÉ's Economic development, employability and innovation services (EDEIS) offer tools for economic growth, diversification and job creation to the Acadian and Francophone community. These services help overcome challenges linked to an Acadian economy traditionally focused on the fishing and tourism sectors and increase the ability of communities to respond to changes in the economy and the needs of their members.
Community economic development services are offered in the five major Acadian and Francophone regions of Nova Scotia: Argyle, Clare, Chéticamp, Halifax and Isle Madame.
EDEIS bring together economic resources and strategic partners in the following priority sectors: Francophone economy in Canada, Green Economy, Immigration, Tourism and Youth integration in economic development. If you’re interested in any of these sectors, contact one of our officers today.
The CDÉNÉ’s economic development, employability and innovation officers help to:
- Create networking among various community stakeholders to facilitate access to funding for economic and job creation initiatives;
- Facilitate meetings to identify solutions to the economic challenges faced by communities and entrepreneurs;
- Deliver training workshops to transfer and increase knowledge on various subjects: governance, project management, how to successfully coordinate leverage projects, etc.;
- Promote entrepreneurship and the spirit of cooperation among young people to reduce Youth exodus and encourage repatriation.
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Acadian and Francophone Regions of Nova Scotia
The CDÉNÉ regularly publishes community profiles of the five largest Acadian and Francophone regions in Nova Scotia. These profiles give an overview of the economy, geographical location, immigration, education, natural resources, government services and various other sectors of activity in these regions. To learn more about Nova Scotia’s Acadian and Francophone regions, consult the community profiles.