ANNOUNCING CANADA'S PREMIER ANNUAL COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EVENT!
May 21-24, 2008, University of Saskatchewan
Each year, the Canadian CED Network holds a national conference to bring together those who support community-based efforts to improve social conditions and create economic opportunities in Canada and beyond.
As the premier CED event in Canada, the conference aims to:
* Strengthen CED practitioners and organizations
* Advance a pan-Canadian policy agenda for CED
* Contribute to skills development and capacity building
* Increase the profile of CED as a viable approach to the economic revitalization of Canadian communities.
Each year, the conference attracts over 400 CED practitioners, civil society representatives, civil servants, business and co-operative developers, and academics for dozens of learning and information sharing sessions, inspirational keynote speakers, networking opportunities, and local site visits. The annual conference provides an opportunity for participants to pause and reflect on our grassroots beginnings, while coming together to develop a vision for what we wish to achieve.