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More information on training can be found in the Members' Area of the NEDA website including Upcoming Training Opportunities, Training Resources and Personalized EDO Training Plans.  In addition to that area, here is some additional general training information.

Part of NEDA’s mandate is to enhance the economic development professional by implementing or supporting initiatives aimed at meeting the professional development needs of its members. NEDA works with ED&T, MTO, EDAC, CLEY, IHT, INAC, NT and CANDO to deliver courses in Nunavut that will give economic development professionals access to certification.

NEDA also hosts an annual conference that includes a variety of training sessions and provides an invaluable networking opportunity for the EDOs and the staff of various agencies and organizations they work with daily. As of 2004, NEDA has also co-hosted conferences with each regional Community Economic Development Organization and ED&T regional office. Both of these conferences serve to ensure that the EDOs in each region are aware of new programs, funding guidelines and contacts.

For a copy of the presentations presented at the AGCs, please contact NEDA.

Municipal Training Organization (MTO)

The Nunavut Municipal Training Organization is a non-profit society formed as a partnership between the Nunavut Association of Municipal Administrators and the Department of Community & Government Services, Government of Nunavut. MTO delivers some of the CANDO-certified courses offered by Nunavut Arctic College.


Economic Developers Association of Canada (EDAC)

EDAC is Canada's national organization of economic developers pursuing excellence in the field since 1968. The Association's mission is to enhance the professional competence of economic development officers and ensure placement of qualified people in the field of economic development; to advance economic development as a distinct, recognized, and self-governing profession; and to contribute to Canada's economic well-being. EDAC is an eager partner with municipalities nation-wide.

EDAC website

Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (CANDO)

CANDO is Aboriginal-controlled, community-based and membership driven, and is directed by a national regionally represented volunteer board of elected EDOs representing regions of Canada. As a federally registered, non-profit society, CANDO has been instrumental in facilitating partnerships with EDOs, academics, Aboriginal leaders and senior corporate and government representatives.

CANDO is unique because it is the only national organization that focuses on education and professional development for EDOs working in Aboriginal communities or organizations.

Cando website

Inuit Heritage Trust (IHT)

The Inuit Heritage Trust is an Inuit organization established by and for the Inuit of Nunavut. The Trust is dedicated to the preservation, enrichment and protection of Inuit cultural heritage and identity embodied in Nunavut’s archaeological sites, ethnographic resources and traditional place names. The Trust’s activities are based on the principle of respect for the traditional knowledge and wisdom of our elders. IHT offers training opportunities for those interested in archaeology, heritage, research and interpretation.