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Mandate

Since January 1996, the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities (CDEM) has been encouraging, stimulating and organizing economic development in bilingual municipalities.

Our mandate:

  • Identify the Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities Association's global vision for economic development.
  • Facilitate and articulate economic planning for the territory of those municipalities that are a member of the Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities Association.
  • Cooperate with local leadership in order to identify the potential for each region.
  • Cooperate with local leadership in order to carry out concrete economic development projects.
  • Support the communities, the individuals or the groups in the implementation of specific projects, especially by coordinating the studies required to verify their potential and feasibility.
  • Provide to the persons and groups interested the tools needed for the creation of community development corporations, as well as the creation of small businesses in those municipalities which are a member of the Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities Association.
  • Facilitate the creation of partnerships needed to carry out these projects, in order to ensure their success.
  • In collaboration with the appropriate institutions and individuals, initiate and participate in the development of training programs for entrepreneurs.
  • Develop and encourage mechanisms that highlight the value of entrepreneurship.