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Sharing our stories and celebrating our successes will ensure that economic development initiatives continue to grow. In 1995, the Cando Economic Developer of the Year Award was created to recognize and promote recent or long-standing Aboriginal economic development initiatives throughout Canada.

Three outstanding examples of Aboriginal economic development were awarded for their hard work over the year. Delegates at the National Conference voted in three categories: 

Congratulations to this year’s ED of the Year Award Winners & Recognition Recipients!

2013 ED of the Year Award Winners

 2013 ED of the Year Award Winners 

L-R: Trevor C. Acoose, Kahkewistahaw Economic Management Corporation; Sarah Erasmus, Erasmus Apparel; and Darrell Balkwill, Whitecap Development Corporation

2013 ED of the Year Award Recognition Recipients

Read about past Economic Developer of the Year Award winners.