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 Council approved the recommendations of the Mayor’s Taskforce to Eliminate Poverty to create one.

Tpeoplefirsthanks to the support and commitments of Edmonton’s City Council, the Edmonton Community Foundation, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, and Homeward Trust, and the support of many others, the ECDC began its work in 2017 and in January 2018, Mark Holmgren was hired as the organization’s first Executive Director.

This is our interim website. We wanted to have an immediate web presence. As our work unfolds and the organization finds its legs, the website will be further developed and refined and other communication strategies will be deployed.

In the mean time take a look around. There is background information here, blogs by Mark Holmgren who will be writing an upcoming blog on People First Community Development.

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You can peruse a bit of background leading up to the birth of the ECDC, take a look at our current vision, mission, and principles, get a sense of our sense of scope of work going forward, see Mark Holmgren’s bio, and if you think you might fit here as a staff member, check out the employment page.

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