Many municipalities and First Nations want to collaborate as neighbours, but don’t know where to begin. Since 2012, the Community Economic Development Initiative (CEDI) has helped neighbouring municipalities and First Nations develop partnerships that establish and support their mutually beneficial economic development. Each community partnership promotes reconciliation and collaboration. They help coordinate local action to address regional issues and build a more sustainable economy for all.

For a better understanding of how CEDI works, watch this short video (Transcript).

For examples of CEDI's tangible impacts, see this 2-page infographic.

This initiative is implemented jointly with Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers) and funded by Indigenous Services Canada.

Photo: City of Vernon/Sproing Creative


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This program is funded by the Government of Canada and implemented in partnership with Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers).

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