SEDA has operated successfully for over thirty years as the non-profit association for those engaged in community economic development throughout Saskatchewan. During those years, we have witnessed the evolution of economic development into what is now an inclusive process that encompasses a variety of activities performed both at the community and regional level and within a global arena. From community economic development and social enterprise to international trade and investment, SEDA works consistently to support practitioners and community leaders in all paths of economic development.
We are intent on working towards achieving our mandate:
'To increase the capacity of communities to develop and determine their economic future in Saskatchewan'
SEDA is dedicated to enhancing provincial economic growth through the following service pillars:
Saskatchewan has a vibrant market of public, private and not-for-profit sector stakeholders striving to achieve a common goal. SEDA explores opportunities to better serve the province and increase business, community and economic capacity by providing a clear roadmap for our joint stakeholders.
SEDA is proud to offer the Professional Community and Economic Developer of Saskatchewan designation. The Association has a tradition of providing accessible professional development opportunities via online and classroom delivery.
Capacity building is about providing the proper tools so communities/regions may guide their own future. It is about working smarter and working together. SEDA provides access to research and best practices as well as online and classroom based learning.
Partnering is a mechanism to assist in bringing forth measurable and significant sustainable outcomes. SEDA is pleased to work with the Government of Canada, the Province of Saskatchewan and other stakeholders to coordinate, support and deliver programs to support increased economic capacity. Identifying gaps in service delivery within the provincial marketplace and working to resolve them is a ongoing function of the association.
LEARNING..SHARING..MENTORING. Networking is a means of transferring good practice, of disseminating innovation (often innovation in process) and of building on the lessons learned from others. SEDA is proud to offer annual conferences and forums each year.