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What We Do

NEDA is an advocacy group for economic development officers (EDOs). It is committed to lobbying on behalf of its members by:

  • voicing their concerns;
  • emphasizing the value of their jobs;
  • making others aware of the role of the EDO;
  • making others aware of the potential of EDOs to contribute to Nunavut’s economy; and
  • seeking a better of understanding and more input into economic development funding.

Since NEDA became a registered society in 1999, a great deal has been accomplished, including:

  • Currently planning a series of CED workshops using the revised CED Workshop material recently completed that will help communities, at the municipal level, better understand the importance of community economic development and what a plan can do for the community
  • Completed a Socio-Ec project that developed a Socio-Economic Assessment and Monitoring guide for communities throughout Nunavut.
  • Providing training at our Annual General Conferences as identified by the EDOs. Assist EDOs to participate in northern trade shows and events.
  • Improving our website with resources for EDOs and a "Member's Only" section that will house training materials and individualized training plans.
  • Producing a regular newsletter to showcase events, training and local initiatives across Nunavut.
  • Fostering partnerships with training and funding organizations to meet EDO educational needs.
  • Supporting ED&T regional conferences for EDOs to learn about new programs and policies offered by economic development organizations and funding agencies.
  • Completing a skills inventory of Nunavut EDOs, and regularly surveying to update training needs.
  • Creating and updating regularly a CD-ROM resource toolkit for EDOs.
  • Policies and Procedures
  • By-laws governing the organization