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