Distressed communities have the capacity to build stable housing, create employment,and further the economic and social development of their neighbourhoods.
The need for a local community development corporation was promoted, discussed, and debated for several decades, finally becoming a reality in 2016 when Edmonton’s City Councilapproved the recommendations of the Mayor’s Taskforce to Eliminate Poverty to create one.
Thanks to the support and commitments of Edmonton’s City Council, the Edmonton Community Foundation, United Way ofthe Alberta Capital Region, and Homeward Trust, and the supportof many others, the ECDC began its work in 2017 and in January 2018, Mark Holmgren was hired as the organization’s first Executive Director.
Our purpose, vision of the future and the principles that guide our work
Learn about the various projects and initiatives currently underway at the ECDC.
Read the postings and updates by ECDC staff and guest bloggers.
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It's all about neighbourhood economic development in partnership with residents
This growing section provides links and info relevant to neighbourhood development.