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14 October 2021
Halifax, October 14, 2021 – The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Renee Blinn as the new Economic Development Officer for Clare. Her start date was October 12, 2021.

Renee was born in Clare and grew up in Grosses Coques in Southwestern Nova Scotia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts - Major in Commerce from Université Sainte-Anne in Church Point. Renee has been involved in volunteer work for as long as she can remember in the sports and cultural communities of the Clare region. Professionally, she has worked at Université Sainte-Anne and more recently at the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial (CSAP).
12 October 2021
Halifax, October 12, 2021 – After careful consideration, Julie Oliver has decided to leave as Executive Director of the Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ).

The official date of Ms. Oliver's departure is December 31, 2021. In the meantime, to ensure the best possible transition, Ms. Oliver will remain available to the Board of Directors, CDÉNÉ employees and partners.
05 October 2021
The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) provides services to the various sectors of the Acadian and Francophone community to ensure its the economic advancement. The CDÉNÉ delivers solutions to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, job seekers, economic immigrants, and communities contributing towards their economic success.

CDÉNÉ's Services

Networking Activities

Expand your network of contacts at CDÉNÉ networking activities, where you can meet other entrepreneurs, as well as specialists and stakeholders in the business world.

Professional Workshops and Training

Acquire the knowledge you need to launch your business, propel it to the next level or advance your career. We offer multiple training opportunities to increase your knowledge or that of your team.

Employment Advice

Turbocharge your career with employment assistance services from CDÉNÉ to guide your career choice, polish your curriculum vitae and cover letter and learn interview and networking techniques.

Prepare and Assess Projects

Take advantage of expertise from the CDÉNÉ for guidance in preparing projects and assessing programs. Succeed with your projects to create jobs, foster economic growth or strengthen organizational capacities.

Community Economic Development

Our specialized staff can coach you through exercises on community and strategic planning, feasibility studies or diversifying income sources.

Direction to Sources of Funding

Use our network of contacts and partners to get funds to start up or grow your business or organization.

Recruitment and Integration of Immigrant Workers

Discover how hiring and integrating immigrants workers for your team can help you to fill positions that are hard to staff and propel your business to the next level. We advise employers on planning human resources needs and on options for recruiting and integrating immigrant workers.

Marketing Plans and Business Plans

Our customized planning services will help you reach your goals for your business or organization. Whether you’re starting a new business, launching a new product or conquering a new market, we can help you to bring your ideas to life.

About the CDÉNÉ

The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the economic advancement of the Acadian and Francophone community in Nova Scotia. Founded in 1999, it is the only provincial Francophone economic development organization in Nova Scotia.

The CDÉNÉ delivers solutions to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, job seekers, economic immigrants and communities to ensure their economic success. With our personalized approach and the expertise of our team members, we can develop solutions that contribute to your success.

What Our Clients Say

Working with the CDÉNÉ has allowed us to open doors that would have otherwise been difficult to access. Their expertise in specialized business fields and their knowledge of funding sources and government agencies is rare and exceptional. There are no words to describe what the CDÉNÉ has done for JD Composites. We did not have the time or expertise to access this complex and difficult world. We would like to thank CDÉNÉ for all that they have done, and also all that they continue to do for us. Without them, our time would have been expensive and certainly wasted.

David Saulnier
President of JD Composites Inc.

I would like to thank the staff of the CDÉNÉ for helping the Clare Bluegrass Association find government programs to help fund our festival. With government funding we are able to hire extra bands and promote a bigger festival, bringing more people from outside into our region. With their help, we were able to promote more musicians from our area. The Economic Development Officer spent hours helping our organization and is very dedicated and much appreciated by myself and the Association.

Russel LeBlanc
President of the Clare Bluegrass Association