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Tools and Pathfinding


Visit our PATHFINDING page for links to valuable organizations and websites.

To assist you on the journey, we have created an extensive library of best practices, tools and templates that can be accessed on SEDA's online campus ecdevonline.ca

You will find:

  • Tools and Templates accessible via FIVE GATEWAYS: Getting StartedFinding Money, Special Interests, Library and Study Room.
  • Documentation on successful practices and templates from communities, regions and experienced development specialists.
  • Linkages to hundreds of non-profit organizations organized by enterprise region, providing access to potential partners and collaborative efforts.

Download our FREE Information Booklets

Discover why investing in community economic development is a strategic imperative for communities and regions.

Download INVESTING IN THE FUTURE
View basic concepts and approached for practitioners.

Download  BASICS FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PRACTITIONERS

New DIY Guidebook Series

SEDA is developing a Guidebook Series to be made available at no charge to network members. The series will also be available for sale online. The first two resources are now available:

1. Community Needs Assessment: Getting Started

Elected officials, staff and volunteer leaders must often identify community needs in order to develop strategies and action plans to support sustainable communities. One effective method for identifying problems, challenges and needs is conducting a Community Needs Assessment Survey. This Guidebook provides a menu of potential survey content. 

SEDA Members may download the Guidebook from the Community Planning (subscribers only area) of Ecdevonline.ca or email the SEDA office at seda@seda.sk.ca to request an electronic copy.

Non-Members pay purchase the guidebook HERE

2. Community Resource Mapping: Getting Started

Community resource mapping is not a new strategy or process. It has been in use for many years in varying forms. Community resource mapping is sometimes referred to as asset mapping or environmental scanning. This Guidebook provides basics on how to get started and sample resource inventories.

SEDA Members may download the Resource Mapping (subscribers only area) of Ecdevonline.ca or email the SEDA office at seda@seda.sk.ca to request an electronic copy.

Non-Members pay purchase the guidebook HERE.


Recent SEDA Sponsored Research

2015 Saskatchewan Salary Survey Report: Economic Development, Human Resources & Organizational Priorities. Members may download the report from the Workforce Development (subscribers only area) a tEcdevonline.ca. Non-members may purchase the report HERE.

2015 Business Threshold Analysis for Rural Areas and Small Urban Centres may be downloaded from the Feasibility Analysis (subscribers only area) of Ecdevonline.ca.

SEDA Members may also contact the SEDA office for electronic copies of these reports.