Halifax, October 21, 2020 – The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Mariama Sene as the new Employer Engagement Specialist. Her start date was October 19th, 2020. Her role on the Employment Services team at CDÉNÉ, Nova Scotia Works System, is to assist employers in the Clare and Argyle regions with employee recruitment and retention.

Mariama was born and raised in Senegal, more specifically in Dakar. In 2013, she came to Nova Scotia to study at Université Sainte-Anne in the Bachelor of Business Administration program and graduated in 2015. After her studies, she got married and became the mother of a little girl. She is currently enrolled in preparatory courses for the CPA. She has held various positions at the University including mini-camp counsellor and assistant director of residences. She then held a position as administrative assistant with the Fédération de la jeunesse canadienne française in Ottawa.

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Halifax,August 15, 2020 – The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is pleased to announce that all of its offices, both regionally and in Halifax, are open to the public.

On or without an appointment, clients will be invited to complete a short self-screening form upon arrival.
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Halifax, August 17, 2020 –
The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is pleased to announce that its entire team is back in its respective offices in the regions and in Halifax.

If no exposure has occurred, a maximum number of clients (depending on space limitations and physical distance rules) are allowed to enter the facility at the same time by appointment only.

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Halifax, June 29, 2020 –
The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) congratulates the new members of the Organizing Committee of the Congrès mondial acadien 2024 (COCMA 2024), appointed on June 22, 2020: Denise Babin, Adrien Comeau, Roger d’Entremont, Brandon Doucette, Brenda LaGrandeur, Angelique LeBlanc, and Yalla Sangaré, who join Allister Surette (Chair), Chris Frotten (Vice-Chair, Argyle), Natalie Robichaud (ViceChair, Clare), Nadine Comeau (Treasurer) and Lynette Muise (Secretary).

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Halifax, June 19, 2020 –
In these troubled times, the Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) expresses its full support for the anti-racism and anti-discrimination movement.

Integrity, inclusiveness and fairness are values that have been ardently defended by the CDÉNÉ since its inception. Economic immigration and support for immigrant entrepreneurs are major issues here at CDÉNÉ. Racism is not an option and will never be tolerated!

Thus, the CDÉNÉ proudly expresses its support for Black communities in Nova Scotia and around the world. There is great hope for positive change!

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Halifax, May 20, 2020 – The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Taylor Saulnier as the new NS Works School Liaison. Her start date was April 27th, 2020.

Taylor was born and raised in Clare, a small French-speaking Acadian community in southwestern Nova Scotia. Taylor has extensive experience working with seniors and people with physical and intellectual disabilities. This experience fits Taylor's character perfectly because she loves to help, no matter the audience or the situation. In 2018, she graduated in Social Work from NSCC Burridge campus. In 2020, she graduated from Acadia University with a B.A. in Psychology. During her studies, she worked as a recreation programmer and support worker for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.

Halifax, May 20, 2020 – The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Liette Comeau as the new Career Practitioner for Clare. Her start date was April 27th, 2020.

Liette was born and raised in Clare, an Acadian community with character. Liette has always been highly involved in her community. She has been involved in a number of volunteer activities and has interacted with a multitude of people from preschool children to seniors. In December 2018, she graduated from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology. Professionally, Liette has worked with the Clare Recreation Department while also doing substitute teaching in the schools of the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial in the Clare region. Her knowledge of individual and community development will be a great asset.

Halifax, May 20, 2020 – The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tanya Comeau as the new Project Coordinator for French language employment services delivery in Nova Scotia Works centres province-wide. Her start date was April 1st, 2020.

Tanya was born and raised in Clare, a small francophone Acadian community in southwestern Nova Scotia. She has been working in the field of employability, particularly at CDÉNÉ, since 2002. Throughout this rewarding career, Tanya has always worked to help people achieve their career goals. In 1997, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (B.A./B.Ed.) from Université Sainte-Anne. In 2016, she obtained her certification as a Career Development Professional through the Nova Scotia Career Development Association. Tanya has also been a volunteer member of the Clare Community Health Board since 2017 to help improve the health and well-being of her community.

Halifax, May 13, 2020 – The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is pleased to announce the hiring of Ryan Robicheau to its Business Services and Entrepreneurship team. He assumed the position of Business Advisor for the Argyle region on May 11.

Originally from Clare, Nova Scotia, Ryan completed his post-secondary education at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) in Kentville. He went on to pursue a career in the banking industry and eventually in credit and business development in Halifax. He looks forward to bringing his knowledge of lending and business development to the Argyle region. Ryan is a strong believer in relationships with community partners.

Ryan will be responsible for providing direct advice and support to businesses, whether it is to start or buy a business, find financing, launch a new product, innovate or capture a new market, in the Municipality of Argyle area of southwestern Nova Scotia.

"I am very pleased to join the CDÉNÉ team and work with local entrepreneurs," he said. "It is exciting to see local businesses in rural areas grow and prosper. I look forward to being part of this entrepreneurial dynamism."

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Halifax, March 19, 2020 – The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Lucille Timmons as the new Economic Development Officer for Chéticamp/Saint-Joseph-du-Moine. Her start date was March 2nd, 2020.

Lucille was born and raised in Chéticamp, a beautiful Acadian village in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. She has been involved in tourism services and community development for many years. Most recently, she managed a lodging business in her community. Lucille is passionate about her Acadian roots and her beautiful community.

"I am very happy and proud to be the newest member of the Economic Development, Employability and Innovation team. I look forward to bringing my many years of experience in community and economic development to the CDÉNÉ so that, with our partners, we can bring strong and sustainable economic growth to the Acadian region of Chéticamp.”

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Halifax, March 17, 2020 – Due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is deferring activities that involve face-to-face meetings between its employees and the public in its offices, classrooms or any other location, until they are deemed appropriate again. This decision follows, among other things, the recommendation of the Government of Nova Scotia to avoid direct contact with others (staying at least two metres or six feet away from each other) in order to do our part in minimizing the spread of the virus. All of the government's recommendations can be found here: https://novascotia.ca/coronavirus/#protect

The CDÉNÉ is following Public Health updates closely and will keep you informed of any developments concerning the reinstatement of its meetings and group activities.

The entire CDÉNÉ team can be reached by email and telephone.
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