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 was created to recognize and promote recent or long-standing Indigenous economic development initiatives throughout Canada.


ED Award Updated

In 2022 there will be one Economic Developer of the Year Award:

Individual EDO
two awards: small community & large community

– will receive a trip immersed in Indigenous cultural experience
provided by an Indigenous tour operator

Business Category

- will receive business consulting hours to grow/expand/diversify your business

Community Category

– will be provided artwork sourced from a local artist 

All regions are eligible.
Multiple nominees from each region is encouraged.

Finalists will be selected by Awards Committee.

All award nominators will be entered into a draw to win an Apple Watch - nominate an indivdual EDO, business or community today!

Download ED of the Year Award Nomination form here.

Deadline for nominations - March 11, 2022