Community Economic Development and Diversification (CEDD) in British Columbia

The CEDD program supports economic development initiatives that contribute to the economic growth and diversification of communities across British Columbia.  Through this program, PacifiCan enables communities to leverage their capacity and strengths to:

PacifiCan accepts applications for CEDD on an ongoing basis. For information on how to apply, please contact one of our local offices.


Strong projects demonstrate:

Eligible organizations

  1. not-for-profit organizations, including industry associations, economic development organizations, cultural organizations and societies
  2. post-secondary institutions
  3. co-operatives
  4. hospitals and regional health care centers
  5. Indigenous-led not-for-profits and organizations, which may include but not limited to First Nations as represented by their Chief and Council, Tribal Councils, Indigenous representative organizations, Métis and Inuit organizations and Settlements, as well as First Nation/Métis Settlement wholly-owned businesses where all profits accrue solely to the First Nation/Settlement to benefit community members
  6. municipal governments and organizations created by them
  7. federal Crown corporations (Treasury Board Secretariat will be consulted prior to any funding decisions for federal Crown corporations.)
  8. provincial government departments, agencies and crown corporations
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