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Why Become A Member

EDAM Member Benefits

Members are provided access to a variety of professional services, networking and training opportunities, and are regularly exposed to new ideas and initiatives in the ever-expanding field of economic development. As a member of EDAM, you'll enjoy:

  • - Professional Development Opportunities - learn the skills to make you the best at your job
  • - Forums & meetings on topics of professional interest
  • - Networking Opportunities - meet other professionals in the field, learn best practices that you can bring back to your community
  • - Career Opportunities in the field of economic development
  • - In the Loop - our e-newsletter, the best way to stay up to date on new funding programs, training opportunities and much more!
  • - Members helping Members - need advice & best practices with your community project


Who Should Join

  • - Provincial and federal governments working in a development-related capacity
  • - Community Futures Corporations
  • - Regional Development Corporations
  • - Community Development Corporations
  • - Urban and rural community and economic development organizations
  • - Aboriginal economic development organizations
  • - Crown Corporations working in development
  • - Private sector consulants involved in economic development or related professions
  • - University and college students involved in community economic development or related disciplines
  • - Other individuals and practitioners interested or involved in rural or urban economic development

To learn about the different types of membership available, please see the Membership Tiers page.

To become an EDAM member today, click here to download the membership application.