About Us

The Emerging Leaders Committee is a group of young people established within the Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) with “the purpose of increasing the number and quality of young practitioners entering into the CED field and ensuring an active and meaningful voice in CCEDNet.” Their goal is to build a national movement of youth who are passionate about the future of their communities.

EL’s mission is to create awareness and action by youth, for youth, and about youth in the areas of: community economic development, community development, community civic engagement, policy development at all levels of governance, and program access.

EL members are involved in the areas above in order to address issues like basic needs (food, shelter, relationships); livelihood and livability for individuals and communities; access to and knowledge of the various economies within regions and provinces across Canada; mediums of expression (tools, processes, techniques and the innovation for CED); self-actualization (capacity building); and citizenship and stewardship.

For more information about CCEDNet’s youth programming and the Network as a whole, please visit the CCEDNet website at www.ccednet-rcdec.ca

Emerging Leaders’ Terms of Reference