Orientation to the Occupation of
Indigenous Economic Development Officer

Guidebook Cvr ImgUnderstanding the occupations is increasingly important in order to understand the results or outcomes Indigenous EDOs are responsible for – and the skills and knowledge they require in order to perform their jobs well.

This interactive tool, "Orientation to the Occupation of Indigenous Economic Development Officer” will provide a better understanding of the Aboriginal EDO occupation.

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Guidebook Contents


Here is a quick overview of what you will find in the Orientation to the Occupation Guidebook:

1)  Introduction
2)  Starting the Basics

  • Indigenous EDO Profile     
  • Advantages and Limitations of the Occupation
  • Job Description and Performance Appraisals


3)  The Current Environment

  • CED – Community Economic Development
  • Authorities, Duties, Reporting Lines
  • Making connections
  • Indigenous EDOs and Traditional Knowledge
  • Increased Complexity in the Occupation


4)  Indigenous EDOs and Planning

  • Comprehensive and Holistic Community Planning
  • Strategic Planning
  • Indigenous EDO Work Plans


5)  Professional Associations
6)  Sample Job Analysis and Description
7)  Glossary of Terms


For more information:

Western Region (Manitoba and west)
Geraldine Potts, Cando Certification Coordinator at 1-780-990-0303 ext 221
or email: geraldine.potts@edo.ca for more information.

Eastern Region (Ontario and east)
Anita Boyle, Cando Certification Coordinator at 1-506-623-9596
or email: anita.boyle@edo.ca for more information.