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Professional Development

Courses and Seminars

CNED, in collaboration with the University of Waterloo and the Economic Developers Association of Canada has hosted in Whitehorse, EDAC Year 1 and Year 2 Economic Development programs. Participation in these programs can be used towards  a certificate, diploma, and/or professional designation in economic development. More information is available on Economic Developers Association of Canada website.

Michael Pealow presenter NEDP 2012 copy

The first five-day course was held in Whitehorse, Feb 6-10, 2012

The second five-day course was February 11-15, 2013

If you are interested in the participating in future programs, please contact Michael at and we’ll add you to our contact list.


(EDAC 2012) The Economic Developers Association of Canada 2012  was held in September/October in Iqaluit. There were two Yukon participants, both of whom spoke at the conference. It was an excellent conference with many practical applications to economic development in the Yukon.

Monthly Lunch Meetings
CNED has lunch meetings every month, giving you the opportunity to network with your peers, learn about what they’re up to, and informally discuss a topic of relevance to economic development in the Yukon. Keep your eye on this site for announcements about the dates and locations for the lunch meetings or visit the Yukon Economic Development Forum LinkedIn page.

Yukon Chamber of Commerce Monthly Lunch Lectures
The Yukon Chamber of Commerce holds monthly lunch lectures on topics of relevance to economic development in the Yukon. Visit Chamber website to learn more.