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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Halifax, February 14, 2020 – The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Allison Boudreau as the new Economic Development Officer for Argyle. Her start date was February 10th, 2020.

Allison grew up in Belleville and Pubnico, two small Acadian communities in Southwestern Nova Scotia. Allison has been very involved in the Francophone and Acadian community and has built a strong relationship with its members following her extensive tourism and social media marketing experience. In May 2017, she graduated from Acadia University with her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. Professionally, she has worked in the tourism industry, event planning, and customer service.

Halifax, November 15, 2019 – The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gwen LeBlanc as Manager of Community Economic Development and Innovation Services. Gwen transitioned to her new position as manager on November 12.

Gwen LeBlanc is from Wedgeport, Nova Scotia and a graduate of Université Sainte-Anne. She started at CDÉNÉ in 2009, as a Community Economic Development Officer representing the Argyle region.

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The VisitezNE.ca website, developed by the CDÉNÉ, offers tourist tours, news and a calendar of events in the Acadian and Francophone regions of Nova Scotia.
Available in French and English.

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VisitezNE.ca allows visitors to plan their trip by choosing the place of departure, Amherst, Digby, Halifax, Sydney or Yarmouth and the duration of their trip in our beautiful province. We offer tours from 3 to 14 days which include detailed itineraries day by day. A description of each region visited is included and presents the tourist attractions according to the traveller's interests.

The itineraries have been developed to promote and extend stays in the Acadian regions. We encourage travellers to stay overnight in our regions. The tours invite tourists to visit the icons and sites that have accompanied Acadians over the decades. For example, and without hesitation, the national site of Grand Pré, and the Fortress of Louisbourg. The city of Halifax and many other must-see places are also designated as landmarks not to be missed.

Each tour is presented as a day-by-day itinerary with a variety of attractions to suit the traveller's interests. This interactive website will allow the user to see the suggested routes with lots of information about the regions and sites to visit.

VisitezNE.ca also promotes events that take place in our regions. The news section offers texts that will provide more information to our visitors. We include photos, links to videos and websites of regional tourism associations. We also include our Chemin de l'Acadie passport for those who are passionate about the game of Geocaching.

According to the Ivany Commission's 2014 report "How to Build the Provincial Economy", the tourism industry was expected to provide our province's economy with $4 billion in revenues by 2024. By the end of 2018, we were late in achieving this goal. However, we are hopeful that with the new promotional tool visitezne.ca, the Acadian and Francophone market will help to achieve the proposed result for 2024.

The Acadians of Nova Scotia are very proud of their heritage. They like to share and teach visitors their customs and how they live in French on a daily basis. They want travellers to visit more than one region. Indeed, Acadians are unique from one region to another, and from one community to another...

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Halifax, November 12, 2019 – The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) is pleased to announce the hiring of Michèle Pignol as an Economic Immigration Officer. Michèle joined the CDÉNÉ team on November 4.

Originally from France, Michèle studied in Aix en Provence, Strasbourg and Toronto. She has a strong professional experience in economic immigration and employability. She began working in these fields in 2006 in Toronto with organizations such as the French Consulate in Toronto, RDÉE Ontario (now the Société Économique de l'Ontario) and Dalhousie University in Halifax.

Halifax, November 7, 2019 – This fourth reception for Acadian and Francophone municipal councillors was organized by the Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse (CDÉNÉ) in conjunction with the annual conference of the Federation of Nova Scotia Municipalities and in partnership with the Nova Scotia Department of Municipal Affairs. This event, organized under the leadership of Julie Oliver, Executive Director of the CDÉNÉ, was an opportunity for participants to network in French and discuss their professional practices throughout the province.

Allister Surette, Chair of the board of directors of CDÉNÉ, President of Université Sainte-Anne, delivered the opening welcoming remarks by introducing the special guests.

The CDÉNÉ is pleased to have the Honourable Lena Metlege Diab, Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, Minister of Immigration of Nova Scotia and Mark Bannerman, Executive Director of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, back in attendance. Simon d'Entremont, Deputy Minister of Seniors, Deputy Minister of Energy, was also in attendance. Many Wardens, Deputy Wardens, Municipal Councillors and CAOs were present: Ronnie LeBlanc, Warden of the Municipality of Clare and Deputy warden of the CDÉNÉ, Jacques Dubé, Chief Administrative Officer of the Halifax Regional Municipality, Danny Muise, Warden of the Municipality of Argyle, Nil Doucet, Deputy Warden of the Municipality of Clare, Alfred Poirier, Deputy Warden of Inverness County, to name a few.

Minister Lena Diab thanked the CDÉNÉ for this important initiative and networking opportunity for elected members and staff from Francophone municipalities.

Once again this year, the CDÉNÉ would like to thank Michelle Saulnier, Coordinator of French Language Services for Municipal Affairs, for her presence and support.

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Julie Oliver, Executive Director of the CDÉNÉ, the Honourable Lena Metlege Diab, Minister of Immigration, Minister of Acadian Affairs and Francophonie, Allister Surette, President of Université Sainte-Anne and Chair of the board of directors of the CDÉNÉ