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Network strives to support diversity in the workplace

October 30th, 2017|Blog, Communications and Marketing, Communiqués du RDÉE Canada, Economic Immigration, Employability, Entrepreneurship, Immigrants, Media, Network, Partnership, Politics, Press release, Public, Social media|

Ottawa, October 30, 2017 – On the occasion of National Francophone Immigration Week, coordinated by the FCFA (Fédération des communautés francophones et acadienne du Canada), RDÉE Canada (Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité) and its member organizations (the Network) are gearing up to celebrate diversity in the workplace. Immigration has deep roots in Canada's history, and the Network actively promotes the economic integration of newcomers and supports Canadian employers facing [...]

Exploratory mission to Magdalen Islands to inspire experiential tourism development on PEI

September 08th, 2017|Atlantic Canada, Blog, Business exchange, Canadian Economic Francophonie, Entrepreneurship, Network, Partnership, Press release, Private, Public, SMEs, Trade Missions|

WELLINGTON – Sept. 8, 2017 – Fourteen representatives of PEI tourism businesses, community organizations, cultural events and Acadian municipalities will be heading off on an exploratory mission to the Magdalen Islands Sept. 19-21 to hopefully get inspired in the creation of new tourism experiences and attractions on the Island. Gilles Arsenault, tourism development officer with RDÉE Prince Edward Island who is coordinating the mission, explains that the Magdalen Islands are primarily [...]

“The Hard Workers” back in action to serve community

July 19th, 2017|Atlantic Canada, Blog, Canadian Economic Francophonie, Culture, Customer Service, Economic Youth, Éducation, Employability, Entrepreneurship, Network, Press release, Private, Public, Sale, SMEs, Youth|

Youth Services Co-op looking for work contracts ABRAM-VILLAGE – July 12, 2017 – Ten young workers from the Evangeline region have just rebooted “The Hard Workers” Youth Services Co-op for the summer of 2017 to offer an odd job service to businesses, organizations and individuals from the local community. The bilingual workers, aged 12 to 15 years, are ready to babysit, mow laws, wash cars, paint, clean, do gardening, do housekeeping [...]

26 francophone Young Millionaires selling variety of products this summer

July 19th, 2017|Atlantic Canada, Blog, Canadian Economic Francophonie, Culture, Customer Service, Economic Youth, Éducation, Employability, Entrepreneurship, Network, Press release, Private, Public, Sale, SMEs, Youth|

CHARLOTTETOWN – July 11, 20167 – Thanks to the francophone edition of the Young Millionaires Program, 26 Island youth from the Charlottetown (14), Summerside (2), Evangeline (8) and West Prince (2) areas have just establish summer businesses. Their 19 businesses offer tourists and Islanders a wide variety of products: treats and snacks, toys, arts and crafts, scented “bath bombs”, bar clams, tie-dyed T-shirts, fire starters, dog clothing and accessories, herbs, lipstick, [...]

Island employers slowing making their operations “greener” and requesting supports

June 30th, 2017|Blog, Education, Environment and Sustainable Development, Green Economy, Management, Politicians, Press release, Researchers, Statistics|

CHARLOTTETOWN – June 29, 2017 – Even though the concept of a green economy doesn’t seem to yet be much of a preoccupation on PEI, a growing number of employers throughout the province want to become “greener”, either with the help of new employees or by training current staff in the relatively near future. A survey conducted by Mathieu Arsenault, a consultant from Charlottetown’s Think Forward Solutions, for RDÉE Canada [...]

PERCÉ Internship Program Gives and Gets Back

June 21st, 2017|Atlantic Canada, Blog, Canadian Economic Francophonie, Customer Service, Economic Youth, Éducation, Employability, Entrepreneurship, Media, Network, NPO, Partnership, Politicians, Press release, Private, Public, SMEs, Youth|

Twelve-week program is open to multiple disciplines June 21, 2017 – Evangeline, PE – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency With a mission to support entrepreneurial and community economic development within the Acadian and francophone communities in Prince Edward Island, the Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité (RDÉE Î.-P.-É. Inc.) continues to play an important role in growing the Island economy. The governments of Canada and PEI encourage students to stay and [...]

Searching for Island businesses for sales mission to Montreal

May 25th, 2017|Atlantic Canada, Blog, Business exchange, Canadian Economic Francophonie, Employability, Entrepreneurship, Partnership, Press release, Sale, SMEs, Trade Missions|

CHARLOTTETOWN – May 24, 2017 – RDÉE Prince Edward Island is looking for eight Island business that have an ability do carry out business in French to participate in a third sales mission to Montreal Oct. 23-27, 2017. “Our first two sales mission to Montreal generated exceptional results: more than $400,000 in sales as well as several other major contracts that are still being negotiated,” reports RDÉE mission co-ordinator Robert [...]

From a small seed sprouts a great school-community gardening project

May 18th, 2017|Atlantic Canada, Blog, Canadian Economic Francophonie, Culture, Customer Service, Economic Youth, Éducation, Employability, Entrepreneurship, Environment and Sustainable Development, Finances, Management, Press release, Public, Youth|

CHARLOTTETOWN – May 17, 2017 – A simple project to build small picnic tables equipped with seed trays, launched two years ago, continues to sprout by leaps and bounds. It has now extended into a Charlottetown entrepreneurial class and could soon become part of a project designed to meet curriculum needs in all of the province’s French first-language high schools. Stéphane Blanchard, youth economic development officer with RDÉE Prince Edward [...]

Acadian tourism operators encouraged to not “miss the boat” in regards to experiential tourism

May 09th, 2017|Blog, By Clients, Communiqués du RDÉE Canada, Ecorismo Canada, Network, Press release, Topics|

During Provincial Acadian Tourism Forum SUMMERSIDE - May 2, 2017 - Over the years, the Magdalen Islands experienced significant increases in their tourism numbers each time a new ferry was introduced. The local entrepreneurial community therefore took advantage of these opportunities to develop a variety of tourism experiences. Acadian and francophone tourism operators on PEI were similarly encouraged April 29 to not "miss the boat" in regards to experiential tourism [...]

New self-guided tours to explore the Yukon

May 03rd, 2017|Blog, Canadian Economic Francophonie, Media, Network, Northern Canada, Politicians, Press release, Researchers, SMEs, Tourism|

Whitehorse, May 2, 2017 — The Association franco-yukonnaise (AFY) is proud to announce the launch of a network of sightseeing circuits, “Le Yukon autrement: head out to discover untold stories” on the BaladoDiscovery mobile application. These unique self-guided tours mark a new milestone for Francophone tourism development in the territory. The six tours plunge users into the heart of the Yukon to discover little-known faces and stories, past and present, [...]