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January 16, 2019

Building tricultural partnerships for economic development

Within the geographic boundaries of the MRC Avignon, there are three main cultural groups: French speakers, English speakers, and Mi’kmaq. Historically, there has been little cross cultural cooperation, socially or economically, but we are seeing signs of positive change. The Mi’kmaq communities of Gesgapegiag and Listuguj present an interesting contradiction to some prominent socio-economic trends [...]
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January 11, 2019

4 Tips for the Entreprecurious

Running your own business, being your own boss – the sweetest sounding words to aspiring entrepreneurs. But there’s more to starting your own business than having a great idea and grit. If you’ve been playing with the idea of starting a business, before doing anything else you should consider the following: Take time to explore [...]
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December 19, 2018

Quebec’s English speakers ready to work

In September 2017, CEDEC joined forces with Kebaowek First Nation, a tiny community of 800 Algonquin people in Kipawa, Quebec and several other partners to create an employability training program for Kebaowek's youth to prepare them for future tourism job opportunities at the new Opémican National Park, set to open in 2018 with an official [...]
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December 5, 2018

CEDEC and DESTA partner to support business scaleup in Montreal’s Black community.

Montreal (QC) – December 5, 2018 – CEDEC and DESTA Black Youth Network announced their new partnership to support entrepreneurs to build and expand businesses and generate economic development in Montreal’s Black communities. “DESTA’s range of culturally relevant education, workforce development and entrepreneurship programming combined with CEDEC’s Small Business Support continuum of hands-on and timely [...]
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November 20, 2018

Quebec Entrepreneurship Index 2018

On November 6, 2018, the Fondation de l’entrepreneurship released its special edition “10 years of the Entrepreneurial Index Quebec (2009-2018)." CEDEC was on hand at the announcement and shares these key takeaways that are relevant to Quebec’s English-speaking community and our experience working with existing and prospective small business owners. With a strong economy and [...]
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