CEDF and Partners look to advance Interactive Digital Media Industry in Northern Manitoba.

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, the digital space has seen a massive shift in working culture to working remotely. This change has created new opportunities where jobs in the area of Interactive Digital Media (IDM) that were primarily available only to residents of large urban centers, are now available to a much wider pool of candidates…

New Experiential Tourism Operator “Pickled Loon Kitchen” hosts dinner for Northern Tourism Advisory Committee

Lyn Brown, Owner/Operator of Pickled Loon Kitchen (PLK) is a new experiential tourism operator and culinary artist whose business offers experiential tourism adventures in and around Flin Flon, MB. She offers immersive adventures, culinary education, catering and foraged food products using plants, roots and trees harvested locally from the boreal forest. Lyn received support from…

World Trade Centre Winnipeg’s Trade Accelerator Program Fall Workshop

CEDF collaborates with a large network in advancing economic development and one of the organizations that we work in partnership with is “The World Trade Centre Winnipeg (WTC)”. WTC delivers the Trade Accelerator Program (TAP) within Manitoba which is an innovative and dynamic program aimed at helping Manitoba’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) overcome…

CEDF Interviews Recent Graduate of Computers 4 Schools Thompson

Communities Economic Development Fund (CEDF) in collaboration with the Northern Manitoba Sector Council were pleased to provide assistance for the Computers 4 Schools (C4S) Manitoba program in expanding its operations to Northern Manitoba and opening a location in Thompson, MB in October 2021.  One of the components of the Computers 4 Schools program is the…

CEDF CEO tours Northern Manitoba with Senior Director of Project Development of Canada Infrastructure Bank

  CEDF was pleased to host Jodie Parmar, Senior Director of Project Development with the Canada Infrastructure Bank.  Jodie first arrived in Thompson August 24th where Chris Thevenot, CEO for CEDF toured him around and attended some meetings.  The next two days saw the them traveling to both Flin Flon and The Pas/OCN where various…

CEDF reaches out to the Northern Business Community with Survey on impacts of Minimum Wage Increase as announced by Province

The Province of Manitoba has requested CEDF reach out to the business community across Northern Manitoba to get the business communities feedback on the following questions.  Please note, no personal business information is requested nor required.  If you have a few minutes to please complete the short four question survey and return by Friday, September…

Computers 4 Schools MB Expand operations to now include Thompson, MB

Communities Economic Development Fund (CEDF) in collaboration with the Northern Manitoba Sector Council (NMSC) and Community Futures North Central Development assisted in the expansion of Computers 4 Schools Manitoba (C4SMB) opening a branch in Thompson, Manitoba in October 2021.  C4SMB receives, refurbishes and upgrades donated electronics and provide free or heavily discounted computers, printers and…

Prospectors & Developers and Economic Development Officers from across Manitoba take in PDAC 2022 with funding opportunity

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, there were excited crowds at this international event which attracted over 17,000 bankers, government representatives, investors, executives, geologists, engineers, Indigenous leaders, students and experts and professionals from the exploration and mining industry.   Among those attending included an additional seven representatives (four Prospectors & Developers from across Manitoba…

CEDF attends NACC’s 50th Annual General Meeting

CEDF  would like to thank NACC for inviting us to their 50th Annual General Meeting that took place in Winnipeg August 23rd – 25th.  CEDF was provided an opportunity to present to the delegation with an overview on what CEDF has been working on over the last two years.  With the COVID-19 pandemic, this was…

August 29, 2022 CEDF Blog

CEDF in attendance to Celebrate Norway House Fisherman’s Co-op 60th Anniversary

The 60th anniversary celebration of the Norway House Fishermen’s Co-op was held in Norway House on August 11, 2022 to celebrate the hard work and dedication of many generations of fishermen since 1962. The event was organized by the Norway House Fishermen Co-op’s board, administrators and staff, who wanted to honour and thank the fishermen,…

Manitoba Chamber of Commerce Publishes Federal & Provincial COVID – 19 Support Guide

MCC has created a guide to capture the range of available special funds, tax deferrals, and employer programs, as well as information about who is eligible, how to apply, and where to find more information on the Government of Canada’s and the Province of Manitoba’s websites. Click read more to access Support Guide. Click Here…

CEDF Blog – Issue 1

With 67% of Manitoba’s land area and just over 7% of its population, northern Manitoba has been a long-term net contributor to the economic prosperity of all Manitoba, as the source of some of the province’s richest natural resources and tourism icons.  Today however, it is a region that has suffered significant job losses in…

February 12, 2020 CEDF Blog