• March 03, 2022 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    This message is for Conference Delegates Only....You received an email on March 3 asking for confirmation of your personal inforamtion.

    We will be sending our delegate list to the printer next week to prepare all of the Conference Name Badges.

    If the information is correct there is no need to contact us.  

    If any of the information is incorrect or missing:

    Please let Janice Grant know at: admin@edaalberta.ca by end of business Monday, March 7.

  • February 24, 2022 11:44 AM | Anonymous

    Friday, March 11 

    Submission Deadline, EDA Annual Awards of Excellence 

    Open to EDA Members, our Annual Awards of Excellence celebrates the hard work economic development professionals undertake in their communities. 

    There have been changes to the Community Awards categories plus a streamlined application process. 

    Apply here

  • February 23, 2022 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    EDA voting members in good standing are eligible to attend the EDA Annual General Meeting on Friday, March 31, 9:00 AM. Once again we are holding our AGM online via ZOOM.

    At the AGM voting members will elect the 2022-23 Board of Directors.

    Please note, registration is restricted to voting members, so please be sure you are signed in with the email and password associated with your EDA Membership. 

    You can prepare for the AGM by visiting the "AGM section" of our website.

    There you will find all the relevant documents you need to participate including Board Candidate profiles and the proxy voting form.

    Only EDA voting members in good standing will be able to access this part of the website. You must be logged in with the email and password associated with your EDA Membership. 

    If you cannot attend the AGM on March 31, you can vote by proxy. 

    If you want to be represented by proxy you must visit the AGM webpage, download the proxy form located there and submit the form by Monday, March 21 at 4:30 PM. 

    More in information and AGM registration 

  • February 22, 2022 11:35 AM | Anonymous

    Business and Investment Attraction March 8 - April 11


    Get involved in keeping Alberta's economy rolling by getting the best information on business and investment attraction.

    New investments drive our economy by expanding business opportunities, supporting jobs (and creating new ones,) accelerating innovation, and increasing exports.

    Join us for our Business and Investment Attraction online course through the University of Calgary and you'll get information to support BIA efforts that you can use in your community right now.

    The course runs March 8 - April 11. 

    Also, credits earned with this course can be counted toward your professional designation.

  • February 18, 2022 11:39 AM | Anonymous

    Guest rooms in the EDA block at the Pomeroy Mountain Lodge in Kananaskis are going fast.

    EDA has been thinking ahead, and we have secured accommodation at an "off site" location, a 20 minute drive from the Pomeroy Mountain Lodge. 

    Giving you two options for accommodation for EDA Xperience 2022.

    Offsite Option

    There is a block of rooms at the Stoney Nakoda Resort & Casino 

    To access our preferred rates, use "eda" as the Promo Code. 

    You will be responsible for your own transportation to the Conference Site. 

    To contact the Stoney Nakota Resort and Casino directly, call Vikki Ellis at: 403. 881. 2853

    Onsite Option 

    A reminder that after Friday, March 4 the EDA block of rooms will be released at the Pomeroy Mountain Lodge, the site of EDA Xperience 2022.

    Be sure to book now.

    To contact the resort directly call: 403. 591. 6255  

    There is ample parking at the Pomeroy Mountain Lodge. 

  • February 01, 2022 11:48 AM | Anonymous

    Economic Development Week

    May 9 -13 

    2022 Community Challenge in Alberta

    For the second year in a row; Alberta Municipalities and Rural Municipalities of Alberta are joining EDA to amplify the importance of economic development by inviting you to take part in the 2022 Community Challenge. 

    You can participate by having your community officially proclaim May 9 - 13 as "Economic Development Week."

    Last year, 34 Alberta Communities made the official proclamation, exceeding our goal of 25 communities.

    This year, we're upping the ante: our goal is to have 50 Alberta Communities make the official proclamation! 

    Read more here 
  • April 16, 2021 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    This morning, Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually with record attendance. 

    EDA voting members elected the 2021 - 2022 Board of Directors as follows: 

    2021-2022 EDA Board of Directors

    Trevor Lewington - President (Lethbridge)

    Eleanor Miclette -  Vice President (Canmore)

    Mary Lee Prior - Past President  (Vermilion)

    Martin Ebel - Secretary Treasurer (Lethbridge County) 

    Ben Young - Director (Taber)

    Peter Casurella - Director (Lethbridge) 

    Pat Nicol - Director (St Albert)

    Shane Olson - Director (Strathcona County)

    Danielle Carter - Director (Morinville)

    Deana Haley - Director (Calgary)

    Kent McMullin - Director (Edmonton)

    "Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) has a proven track record of providing our members with leading edge professional development programs, best practice sharing, networking opportunities and other valuable tools to help create thriving communities. We are a member driven organization working to elevate economic development as a profession and at the same time support practitioners in their critical roles to promote sustainable long-term growth that benefits all members of our society.

    EDA has a long history of innovative responses to contemporary challenges. While we are proud of the recognition we receive from national and international organizations with which we work, the best recognition comes from the tangible impact we can have in the communities which we serve.

    We are fortunate to be able to collaborate with a wide range of sponsors, partners and supporters in the delivery of our mission. Economic development is often referred to as a team sport and that is true now more than ever as we face the multifaceted and complex challenges brought on by the largest public health challenge and resulting economic crisis in many generations.

    EDA will continue to be dedicated to meeting the needs of our members while at the same time building strong communities - together." - Trevor Lewington, EDA President 

    See the 2021 - 2022 Board of Directors here


    Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is Alberta’s only professional organization for economic developers. The organization is dedicated to advancing the economic development profession in the province of Alberta by providing an active network of professional development, information and networking opportunities. It is a not-for-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors, who represent the interests of its membership as a whole. www.edaalberta.ca

    For more information please contact:

    Trevor Lewington, EDA President

    Email: trevor@chooselethbridge.ca

    Leann Hackman-Carty, EDA CEO

    Email: leann@edaalberta.ca

  • April 08, 2021 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    Deadline to Cast Your Vote by Proxy is TOMORROW

    If you are unable to attend in person EDA's (Zoom) AGM being held Friday, April 16 at 9:00, you may cast your vote by proxy for the 2021 EDA Board of Directors.

    The deadline to submit the proxy form is tomorrow, Friday April 9 at 4:30 PM. 

    Please note, only EDA voting members in good standing are eligible to vote.

    Please click the button below to access the webpage we have created that houses all the relevant forms for the AGM including the proxy form. 

    Please note only EDA voting members in good standing are able to access this web page.

    Please ensure you sign into the EDA website with the email associated with your EDA membership and password.

    Thank you for voting. 

    AGM Page

  • March 29, 2021 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    EDA Annual Awards of Excellence


    You have TWO DAYS to apply for our Annual Awards of Excellence. 

    The deadline: Wednesday March 31, 4:30 pm.

    Our Annual Awards of Excellence recognize the province’s best economic development marketing materials, programs, partnerships and professionals that have made significant contributions to the profession. 

    Here is what one of the 2020 Award of Excellence winners had to say:  "Winning the EDA Award of Excellence has been a great feather in the cap for Northeast Alberta in the area of Tourism Development. 

    As a region striving to develop a tourism economy, this award has aided in the ongoing support of the efforts."

  • March 24, 2021 4:00 PM | Anonymous

    Platinum Partner

    Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API)

    Economic Developers Alberta (EDA) is pleased to welcome Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API) our brand new Platinum Partner at EDA Xperience 2021, EDA's Leaders' Summit and Conference.

    This new partnership underscores the importance of this event as it brings together, for the first time, the cream of the crop in the Alberta economic development landscape to discuss the opportunities present in the Alberta economy and insights on how to accelerate them.  

    Challenges and opportunities for local and regional economies in 2021 are very different than those we have encountered in the past, and EDA Xperience 2021 provides a platform for these important discussions by Alberta political and economic decision makers.   

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