Collaborative Economic Development as a Best Practice at Rural Economic Development Roundtable in Rimouski

CEDEC was delighted to organize and participate in a Rural Economic Development Roundtable discussion among key economic development stakeholders in Rimouski led by Mr. Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Rural Economic Development. Special thanks to our guests who shared information about existing and potential opportunities for collaborative economic development in Rimouski.

This occasion was made possible thanks to Mr. Lauzon’s active participation in the Creating Inclusive Economies: Building Bridges Between Public, Private, and Civil Society Sectors conference which took place in Rimouski, May 25-27, 2022.

Watch the Fireside Chat with Dr. Heather Hall of University of Waterloo and Mr. Stéphane Lauzon as they explore the opportunities and issues in rural Canadian communities from the perspective of the Government of Canada and the Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation.

Pictured above (L-R): Patrick Otis, Director General of SADC de la Mitis; Stéphane Lauzon, Michel Théroux, CEDEC, Alexander Reford, Director of Reford Gardins / Jardins de Métis; Shanti Sarrazin, Assistant Director of the Collectif régional de développement du Bas-Saint-Laurent; Gilbert Marquis, President of the Union des producteurs agricoles, Bas-Saint-Laurent; Yvan Collin, Director General of SADC de la Neigette; and Martin Beaulieu, Director General of the Société de promotion économique de Rimouski (not present in the photo).