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Fundamentals of Community Economic Development (Year 1 OnSite)

May 5 to 10, 2024



Year 1 is about two things: building a strong foundation of knowledge in economic development and building connections with your peers.


This course helps economic development professionals learn the basics of the field, from what an EDO really does, to measuring success. Generalists will learn strategies for handling the many and diverse tasks they are expected to do. Specialists will learn about the spectrum of economic development activities and become more insightful team members.


Registration Fee

EDAC Member*

Non-EDAC Member

Early Bird

$1250 + applicable taxes

$1550 + applicable taxes

Regular - After April 7th

$1395 + applicable taxes

$1695 + applicable taxes


Please note that on-campus accommodation/meal packages to be provided closer to event.


*EDAC member discount is for those who have paid their annual membership fee. Should your EDAC membership not be paid in full by the date of course/seminar registration, you will be responsible for paying the full (non-member) registration fee. Membership has to be in your name, not just under your municipality, to qualify for the lower registration fee. Not sure if you are a member then email KaitlinVidler at EDAC - kait@edac.ca.


Registration cancellations less a $100 administration fee will be accepted on or before Sunday, April 21, 2024, and registration cancellations less a $150 administration fee will be accepted after Sunday, April 21, 2024. Cancellations are to be sent to Sharon Jones at s4jones@uwaterloo.ca. Substitutions are welcome.


If you have any questions on the course program or registration please contact Sharon Jones at s4jones@uwaterloo.ca.



St. Jerome's University at University of Waterloo
290 Westmount Road North
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G5

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