RDÉE Canada is a national not-for-profit organization working for the vitality and economic development of minority Francophone communities and is present in all of the provinces and territories through provincial and territorial RDÉE member organizations, which together form the national Network.

This national Network contributes to the development of economically strong and vibrant Francophone and Acadian communities, helping them to meet challenges and take full advantage of potential business opportunities.

Recognized for its expertise, this extensive Network draws its strength from the fact that its stakeholders are members of the community. These business people from a variety of sectors work to secure the conditions for building a robust and sustainable economy.

Our issues

  • The Canadian Economic Francophonie
    In 2006, the economic activities generated by the Canadian Francophonie represented $230.5 billion, or 19.4%, of the total Canadian GDP. Each dollar of the GDP that comes from the Francophone economic space contributes to generating 52 cents more for the Canadian GDP. RDÉE Canada want to help Francophone businesses contribute more to this wealth. That’s why the Network works with its members on ways to provide a wide range of services to businesses, including start-up support, Francophone business succession planning and transfers, new market development, business networking, trade mission organziation, and more. Each year, an average of some 20,000 entrepreneurs are directly involved in one of the activities undertaken or coordinated by our member organizations. The number of participants increased annually by 8.5% from 2009 to 2012.
  • Economic Immigration
    153,000 Francophone immigrants have already settled in Canada outside Quebec. Our country wants to welcome more economic immigrants and has expressed the desire to increase the percentage of French-speaking economic immigrants to 4% in 2018. RDÉE Canada and its members are working to promote the recruitment and economic integration of immigrants in the Francophone and Acadian communities (FACs).
  • Tourism
    Tourism activity represents 2% of our nation’s GDP, and contributes to maintaining more than 170,000 businesses and some 627,000 jobs. By promoting French-language tours, RDÉE Canada and its members are helping to develop and encourage Canadian tourism.
  • Green Economy
    By 2020, it is estimated that green economy markets will soar to US$ 2.7 billion, or 2.1% of the global GDP. RDÉE Canada and its members also apply sustainable development principles.


Six reasons for choosing one of the twelve RDÉE Canada’s member organizations in your region.

Why choose RDÉE Canada members?


RDÉE organizations drive economic development in Francophone and Acadian communities.


Working together on behalf of Francophone and Acadian communities, they form an action network that connects businesses and professionals.


Our experienced members can provide strong and effective support to French-speaking business people and skilled workers.


Our members contribute to the economic growth of Francophone and Acadian communities.


They encourage collective action in Francophone and Acadian communities.


They promote good practice sharing, knowledge transfer, strategic partnerships, and cultural diversity.

Our economic impact

who participate in the member organizations’ activities each year

created directly or indirectly


Generated in financial investments


from the community, the private sector, and the different levels of government

Thank you to our partners

Gouvernement du Canada
Emploi et développement social Canada

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