RDEE IPE Inc.
RDÉE Prince Edward Island Inc. is the provincial francophone economic development council of PEI. Its head office is located in Wellington, in the Community Business Centre. It also has a satellite office at the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean in Charlottetown.
Its mission is “to contribute actively to entrepreneurial and community economic development within the Acadian and francophone community of Prince Edward Island, while collaborating to the economic development of the province.”
It offers support services for community economic development (CED) and co-operative development services as well as certain services for entrepreneurs.
The RDÉE, which has existed since 2000, first operated as a program of the Baie Acadienne Development Corporation. In March 2010, it was officially and independently incorporated as a non-profit organization.
NETWORK AND PARTNERS
RDÉE Prince Edward Island is a full-fledged member of a national economic development network called RDÉE Canada.
CCAFLIPE: In January 2011, RDÉE PEI resurrected the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI (CCAFLIPE) and integrated it directly into the RDÉE. The CCAFLIPE is guided by a spokesperson and an advisory committee. The Chamber’s mission is to organize events that will help entrepreneurs to network, to learn and to exchange best practices.