Our Mandates

1. Information
Favor the exchange of information and the sharing of expertise between the CEDAs of the First Nations who are members of the FNQLEDC and/or other organizations involved in the First Nations economic development. Ensure the gathering and distribution of information required by the CEDAs to deliver “quality services” and relevant to the economic development of all clienteles.

Activities like symposium, forums and sectoral seminars, bulletin (4 editions/year), web site, specific News Bulletins, inventory and circulation of expertise available among the members,
promotion and marketing of the FNQLEDC.

2. Training
Favor the enhancement of skills for the analysis of requests and current and future needs of the clientele. Take into account the overall training needs of the CEDAs. Favor the development of a training follow-up for the CEDAs, through support and direction.

Responsabilities like recognized training program for the CEDAs, training and customized development courses for the clientele, training follow-up program, updating of training needs.

3. Support to members
Provide technical support to the CEDAs to fulfill the tasks that are linked to their functions and to specific requests. Provide support for the coordination and exchange of information on regional projects. Ensure the networking of the CEDAs according to projects that are common to several communities.

Support like advisory services in economic development, technical Files (Starting kit), bank of sectoral resources, specific researches according to the members’ needs.

4. Representation
Act as representative of the CEDAs and CEDOs at meetings. Collaborate in the development of political mandates linked to economic development. Ensure a strategic watch on all the programs and opportunities susceptible to be of interest for the economic development of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador.

Favor networking, concertation and creation of partnerships between all the organizations who work in the economic development field with the First Nations communities.

Responsabilities like participation in AFNQL’s and Chiefs’ meetings, in sectoral tables, in working groups, events and various committees linked to regional economic development, make contact and interact with interveners from the governments and ministerial representatives.

5. Research and development
Respond to the research mandates confided by the General Assembly, the Board of Directors or the Chiefs’ Assembly. Identify the needs in development tools and mechanisms, ensure the development, validate the feasibility, favor the application and support its implementation. Of course, according to the financial, technical and human capacities of the FNQLEDC.

Responsabilities like strategic watch on the opportunities of the circle and on the needs of the members, identification and development of tools and mechanisms that meet the needs of the members, feasibility study on tools and mechanisms, application and implementation of tools and mechanisms, survey on the comprehensive needs of the members.