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About the Project

The Community Action for Workforce Development program is an initiative funded by the Government of Canada through the Community Workforce Development Program that pilots intersectional, community-led workforce planning models in three rural communities across Canada that support economic diversification strategies that take action on climate change and contribute to clean growth. In each community, the process engages small and medium enterprises from a range of industries and sectors as well as relevant community-based organisations and public agencies in community workforce planning, training and work placements in order to provide upskilling and reskilling training, wrap-around supports and work placements.

About CCEDNet

The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) is a values-based, non-profit association committed to connecting people and ideas for action that builds local economies, strengthens communities, and benefits everyone. We have members throughout Canada, including organisations, networks, and individuals who are strengthening sustainable and equitable local economies. Members are active across many sectors such as community development, social enterprise, rural development, co-operative development, employment development, and housing.

We are committed to the values of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Dignity, Self-Determination, Solidarity, and Local Control. Together, we are working towards sustainable and inclusive communities directing their own social, environmental, and economic futures through our Theory of Change.

Project Partners

CCEDNet is working with the following community partners to complete this project:

Community Futures Lesser Slave Lake, Town of Slave Lake, Alberta

Golden Community Economic Development, Town of Golden, British Columbia

Community Data Program (CDP)               
CDP is preparing a rural community workforce development data portal for all municipalities across Canada to provide secondary data that can support these communities in developing their own workforce development plans and enacting a similar project.

Project Documents

Community Profiles

Arnprior, Ontario



Click here to download the Community Profile slides.

Golden, British Columbia



Click here to download the Community Profile slides.

Slave Lake, Alberta



Click here to download the Community Profile slides.

Click here to download the data used to produce the Community Profiles.

Clean Economy Profiles

Infographics and Dashboards

Community Profile Infographics - Demographic Profile


Click here to view this infographic.




How-to Guides

For more information, please refer to these step-by-step guides:

A video orientation for the Rural Community Workforce Data Portal is available here.

Click here to view definitions for terminology used in the Community Profiles.

For an orientation of the Beyond 20/20 software, skip ahead to the 30-minute mark of this orientation:

You can also contact if you have any questions about the data or this data portal.


Upcoming Webinars

  • TBD: Community Partner feedback on the Community Workforce Development Infographics

Past Webinars

See the full list of upcoming and past webinars here. Recordings are available for most past webinars.

CDP Membership

Is your organization already part of a Data Consortium? Register as an individual user and find out more about the CDP.

Do you represent a member organization that needs to renew their membership? Do it online.

If a Consortium already exists in your community, you can join an existing Consortium as a Member Organization.

If there's no Consortium in your community, we encourage you to start one! It's a great way to access small-area data, bring together local groups, and join the Canada-wide CDP network.