The CDÉNÉ Team

CDÉNÉ staff provide services to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, entrepreneurs, job seekers, economic immigrants and Acadian and Francophone communities to improve their economic success. Contact a member of our team today to access our services or come in to one of our offices in the Acadian and Francophone regions of the province.

If you’re not sure whom to contact, dial 1-866-55CDENE or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will steer your request to the right person.

Head office
Kenneth Deveau

Kenneth Deveau

Chief Executive Officer

1809 Barrington Street
Office 902
Halifax, NS B3J 3K8
Tel.: 902-769-8505
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Nidhal Kefi

Nidhal Kefi

Financial and Administrative Management Officer

1809 Barrington Street
Office 902
Halifax, NS B3J 3K8
Tel.: 902-424-7371
Fax: 902-424-6002
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Amel Souid Mezaguer

Amel Souid Mezaguer

Communications and Marketing Officer

1809 Barrington Street
Office 902
Halifax, NS B3J 3K8
Tel.: 902-424-7052
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Employment Services
Francine Thimot

Francine Thimot

Operations Manager Clare and Argyle, Chéticamp and Isle Madame

102-1649 Highway 1
Church Point, NS B0W 1M0
Tel.: 902-769-3284
Fax: 902-769-3294
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Tanya Comeau

Tanya Comeau

Team Lead Provincial Coordinator for French language employment services delivery in Nova Scotia Works centres

102-1649 Highway 1
Church Point, NS B0W 1M0
Tel.: 902-769-3284
Fax: 902-769-3294
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Dawn Doucette

Dawn Doucette

Case Manager  Argyle

1 Slocumb Crescent
P.O. Box 59
Tusket, NS B0W 3M0
Tel.: 902-648-0573
Fax: 902-648-3508
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Marcienne Deveau

Marcienne Deveau

Case Manager  Clare

102-1649 Highway 1
Church Point, NS B0W 1M0
Tel.: 902-769-3284
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Melanie Joshua

Melanie Joshua

Case Manager – Isle Madame

3435 Highway 206
Petit-de-Grat NS B0E 2L0
Tel.: 902-226-3029
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Amélie Jérôme

Amélie Jérôme

Case Manager – Chéticamp

12521 Cabot Trail Road
Saint-Joseph-du-Moine NS B0E 3A0
Tel.: 902-224-2774
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Patsy Hicks

Patsy Hicks

Employer Engagement Specialist Clare and Argyle

102-1649 Highway 1
Church Point, NS B0W 1M0
Tel.: 902-769-3284
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Brenda LeBlanc

Brenda LeBlanc

Employer Engagement Specialist - Inverness County


12521 Cabot Trail Road
Saint-Joseph-du-Moine NS B0E 3A0
Tel.: 902-224-2774
Tel.: 902-224-0120 (cellular)
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Sydnee Saulnier

Sydnee Saulnier

NS Works School Liaison

102-1649 Highway 1
Church Point, NS B0W 1M0
Tel.: 902-778-2036 (cellular)
Tel.: 902-769-3284 (office)
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Business and Entrepreneurship Services
André LeBlanc

André LeBlanc

Manager

Louis E. Deveau
Entrepreneurship Centre
1649 Highway 1
Church Point, NS B0W 1M0
Tel.: 902-769-3902
Fax: 902-769-0163
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Gyslain Gamache

Gyslain Gamache

Business Advisor – Argyle

1 rue Slocumb,
Tusket (N.-É.)
B0W 3M0
Tel.:902-648-3531 
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Alain Belliveau

Alain Belliveau

Business Advisor Clare

Louis E. Deveau 
Entrepreneurship Centre
1649 Highway 1
Church Point, NS B0W 1M0
Tel.: 902-769-3903
Fax: 902-769-0163
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Business Advisor – Cape Breton

Business Advisor – Cape Breton

Business Advisor – Cape Breton

12521 Cabot Trail
Saint-Joseph-du-Moine, NS B0E 3A0
Tel.: 902-224-2891
Fax: 902-224-4119
Maurice Lelièvre

Maurice Lelièvre

Project Officer – Cape Breton

12521 Cabot Trail
Saint-Joseph-du-Moine, NS B0E 3A0
Tel.: 902-224-4102
Fax: 902-224-4119
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Adrien Saulnier

Adrien Saulnier

Special Projects Officer

Louis E. Deveau 
Entrepreneurship Centre
1649 Highway 1
Church Point, NS B0W 1M0
Tel.: 902-769-7745
Fax: 902-769-0163
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Gerardo Gabriel Vallejo

Gerardo Gabriel Vallejo

Business Advisor for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

1809 Barrington Street
Office 902
Halifax, NS B3J 3K8
Tel.: 902-478-2566 (cellular)
Tel.: 902-424-6021 (office)
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Adèle LeBlanc

Adèle LeBlanc

Women in Business Advisor

12521 Cabot Trail
St-Joseph-du-Moine
NS B0E 3A0
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Services for Economic Immigration
Amin Zribi

Amin Zribi

Employment Services Officer for the Francophone Immigration Project



1809 Barrington Street
Office 902
Halifax, NS B3J 3K8
Tel.: 902-422-2658

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Amel Souid Mezaguer

Amel Souid Mezaguer

Economic Immigration Officer 

1809 Barrington Street
Office 902
Halifax, NS B3J 3K8
Tel.: 902-422-2652
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Community Economic Development Services
Gwen LeBlanc

Gwen LeBlanc

Manager

1 Slocumb Crescent
P.O. Box 59
Tusket, NS B0W 3M0
Tel.: 902-749-6206
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Carole Aucoin

Carole Aucoin

Economic Development, Employability and Innovation Officer Chéticamp/Saint-Joseph-du-Moine

12521 Cabot Trail
Saint-Joseph-du-Moine, NS B0E 3A0
Tel.: 902-224-2867
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Renee Blinn

Renee Blinn

Economic Development, Employability and Innovation Officer Clare

Entrepreneurship Centre
1649 Highway 1
Church Point, NS B0W 1M0
Tel.: 902-769-0043
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Allison d'Eon

Allison d'Eon

Economic Development, Employability and Innovation Officer Argyle

1 Slocumb Crescent
P.O. Box 59
Tusket, NS B0W 3M0
Tel.:902-648-3566
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Issam Wade

Issam Wade

Project Development Officer

1809 Barrington Street
Office 902
Halifax, NS B3J 3K8
Tel.: 902-307-6001
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Services for Immigrant Entrepreneurs
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