Dalhousie University, through its Local Government Program, has created a new certificate program in Community Economic Development (CED). This program will be targeting those already working in the field of CED, predominately at the local government level, through the College of Continuing Education. The program will consist of 6 distance education courses in the following areas:
- Local Government
- Municipal Law I
- Local Government Finance
- Citizen Engagement and Consultation
- Community Economic Development: Business and Community Development I
- Community Economic Development: Business and Community Development II
Offering these courses by distance will help CED professionals to remain connected to their communities. The certification attained through this program will be recognized by the Economic Developers Association of Canada (E.D.A.C.).
This certificate program, offered in partnership with CCEDNet member Cape Breton University – a leader in CED education in the country – will have its first student cohort in the fall of 2014.