For the first time in its history, RDÉE Canada and its Network conducted a comprehensive accountability exercise, compiling data to meticulously measure their contribution to the growth of Francophone and Acadian communities.

Ottawa, 3 October 2017. RDÉE Canada (Réseau de développement économique et d’employabilité) is pleased to present the socio-economic impact study of its Network. This accountability exercise documents the socio-economic impact of the national Network as a whole through an assessment of the economic impact of its activities and the quantification of the socio-economic benefits of the services it provides to Canada’s Francophone and Acadian communities (FACs).

RDÉE Canada, which is inherently concerned with the economic progress of the Francophonie, gratefully acknowledges the funding received from the Employment and Social Development Canada (ECDC) Enabling Fund for official language minority communities (OLMCs).

Efficiency and transparency are the organization’s gold standards, which is why the Network set out to prove that the expertise it has developed substantially enhances economic opportunities for FACs. The study’s principal finding is that the Network’s monetary impact on society is more than four times (4.2) the cost of its actions ($20.6 million).

Statement by Jean-Guy Bigeau, CEO of RDÉE Canada:

“We look forward to providing the government and the communities with a clearer picture of the positive impact of the work done by the Network’s 12 member organizations. Furthermore, I am confident that we will continue to enhance the services offered where they are most needed, and that we will pursue our constructive analysis.  

The study is available online at

About RDÉE Canada

For 20 years, RDÉE Canada has promoted the economic development of Francophone and Acadian communities by supporting the collective actions of its members and by providing national leadership based on cooperation and partnerships.

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Émilie Delattre
Communications Manager
RDÉE Canada