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How We Serve

The Saskatchewan Economic Development Association (SEDA) is Saskatchewan’s leading non-governmental organization with a focus on community and economic development.

SEDA believes that the people and communities of Saskatchewan have the ability to shape their own future. We are committed to enhancing the economic vibrancy, competitiveness, and resilience of Saskatchewan by providing programs and services that celebrate the legacy of those across the province who are working towards a brighter future for their communities and citizens.

SEDA is a social enterprise and relies on revenue generated from membership; program and service delivery; training and event hosting. We work with many partner organizations who share our passion for developing a better and more resilient Saskatchewan! 

Download our 2016 to 2018 Strategic Vision

Today, local economic development is a multi-dimensional approach that recognizes economic, environmental and social well-being are interdependent.- Federation of Canadian Municipalities

It is a collaborative process between all levels of government, non government organizations and local citizens that builds up the economic and social capacity of an area to improve its economic future and overall quality of life. - United Nations

YOUR success is our Mandate....

We Provide Community Coaching, Concierge Services and Management Support

Much of economic development is learned on-the-job. SEDA provides an accessible ‘lifeline’ for community leaders and professionals to access on demand. In addition to ongoing coaching and concierge services, SEDA also provides interim economic development services and/or management of new staff hired with a community development focus. Have a look at our Coaching and Peer to Peer Mentorship Program.

We Provide Resources

SEDA has continually expanded its use of technology and online learning to support our provincial audience of communities and economic development organizations.

  • Economic Development Online ( is our learning platform with hundreds of best practices, tools and online learning modules to provide support for community leaders and professionals.
  • SEDA Corporate Site ( ) supports our direct clients with access to: special events; educational opportunities; online member directory and special programs.
  • INSIDE SASKATCHEWAN, is SEDA’s monthly community economic news, which monitors the provincial landscape for evidence of community success profiling announcements, new projects, business openings, and events. The monthly INSPIRATION FILE also provides stories, best practices, and new resources.

We Deliver Educational Experiences

SEDA has over 20 years’ experience in offering local economic development training via ONLINE and CLASSROOM delivery. SEDA also offers the Professional Community and Economic Developer of Saskatchewan Certification Program, in partnership with the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network. Delve into our classroom based and online training here.

We Develop and Support Programs to Business and Community

SEDA programs and services are delivered province wide and to a multi-jurisdictional audience including community and regional stakeholders, business groups and not-for profit organizations. Popular programs include First Impressions Saskatchewan, Strategic Doing Action Planning, Business Counts and ThriveSask Alliance.

We Foster Economic Preparedness and Recovery

SEDA has provided a planning framework for local business and community leaders to develop economic preparedness and recovery strategies for their own community. Have a look at our FREE online resources here.