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Request for Proposals

CEDEC is a leading partner and driving force for community economic development and employability. CEDEC sparks economic innovation in building forward-looking, prosperous and confident communities across Quebec through sharing expertise, knowledge and building partnerships.

Project Description

CEDEC plans to develop a one-day course for entrepreneurs that will provide entrepreneurs with practical skills related to sales and sales management. The course curriculum will focus on the following areas:

  1. Sales Strategies: Introduction to the primary methods to increase sales.
  • Driving existing products through existing or new sales channels
  • Driving modified existing products through existing or new sales channels
  • Adding new products to current product lines for existing or new sales channels
  • Introducing new product lines for existing or new sales channels
  1. Operations – Introduction to the operational management of sales strategies
  • Managing Finances and cashflow
  • Selling using sales channel partners
  • Understanding the end users
  • Managing operational costs and fixed costs
  • Implementing R&D, production and quality control
  • Managing staff effectively
  • Managing the impacts of sales strategies on each area of the business operation


The Curriculum Development Specialist will work with the CEDEC’s Business Advisor to create  instructional modules for the skill areas outlined in the project description above. This will include a lesson plan for the course facilitator and a resource kit for course participants.

All deliverables must be received by CEDEC no later than Thursday, November 30, 2017.


All submissions should include the following components: cover letter, contact information, information about consultant and/or company, work plan, relevant experience, three customer references, and a detailed quote.

Proposals must be received no later than 5:00 pm on September 15, 2017 and should be sent via email to the attention of Peter Stastny at peter.statsny@cedec.ca. Please indicate “Curriculum Development Specialist: Sales Course” in the subject line.

Questions may be submitted to Peter Stastny at the above email address.

Employment Opportunities with CEDEC

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Volunteer Opportunities

CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to participate fully in life. One of Canada’s oldest charitable organizations, CNIB will celebrate 100 years of existence in 2018.

A New Start

Over the next two years, the Quebec Division will undertake an ambitious program to increase its visibility and philanthropy and enhance its programs, in such areas as employability, to improve the quality of life for people living with vision loss.

Role of the Advisory Board Members

The Advisory Board (AB) members support division management in achieving service objectives, visibility and philanthropy relating to the organization’s mission. They act as ambassadors and educators in their community, develop understanding and their ability to advocate in issues relating to vision loss and social, occupational and personal promotion of people who are blind or have partial vision.

Given the repositioning of CNIB’s mission in Canada and Quebec, as well as its presence among the broad range of charities addressing the public, the organization should be perceived as a start-up business and AB candidates should be available to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing context in which solutions will have to be invented quickly, in ongoing consultation with professionals, volunteers and CNIB staff. As technological innovations like smart phones open up a treasure trove of opportunities for people living with vision loss, the organizations that support these people must also interact creatively with technology to stimulate innovation. The candidates we need are entrepreneurs, pioneers, builders.

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