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.
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 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.
Neighbourhood residents and stakeholders collectively influence their community’s future to attain a quality of life that is socially and economically healthy, sustainable and attractive.
Edmonton CDC is the community’s development company.
Edmonton CDC engages and collaborates with urban core neighborhoods to understand their needs and aspirations, and to help build community capacity to further their economic and social development. The Edmonton CDC works to foster:
– adequate income,
– affordable and relevant housing,
– attractive local businesses,
– enhanced employment opportunities and
– supportive social programs.
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.
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