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July 23, 2019

How to make your tourism business stand out

In Canada, tourism generates $102 billion in annual economic activity, 1.8 million jobs, and contributes as much to our country’s wealth as agriculture, fisheries and forestry combined. Over half (56%) of tourism jobs are in rural areas and tend to be filled by young people and new Canadians. And increasingly, seniors are taking jobs in [...]
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April 17, 2019

Enhancing Economic Activity on Quebec’s Lower North Shore

March, CEDEC joined Coasters Association in St. Paul’s River, QC to celebrate our respective 20th and 30th anniversaries and highlight how our organizations have worked together and leveraged each other's work during this time.  Over three decades, the English-speaking communities along the Lower North Shore coast have weathered changing times and economic tides and today [...]
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March 23, 2019

CEDEC and Coasters Association – Working Together

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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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August 15, 2018

Economic development the underlying theme of InSitu art exhibits

The importance of economic vitality and economic development for rural communities was a strong underlying theme in an evening of tribute to the community of Barachois on August 5, 2018, featuring the documentary Barachois In Situ (2016 edition). Serving also to present the artists participating in the 2018 Barachois InSitu, CEDEC hosted this event in [...]
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