DESTA and CEDEC Partnership

DESTA has partnered with CEDEC to build and scale-up businesses, support entrepreneurs, and generate economic development in Montreal’s Black communities and beyond.

“DESTA’s range of culturally relevant education, workforce development and entrepreneurship programming combined with CEDEC’s Small Business Support continuum of hands-on and timely referrals to resources and contacts will bring immense added value to our businesses that are working to scale-up and grow,” said Barkley Cineus Jr., Interim Executive Director at DESTA Black Youth Network.

“CEDEC is pleased to directly enhance DESTA’s efforts to increase business development among Montreal’s youth,” said John Buck, President and CEO of CEDEC. “Thanks to our growing network of partners within the education sector as well as service providers and funders within the public and private sectors, CEDEC’s team of business advisors are able to provide customized support and referrals to help businesses grow.”

From L to R: Grant Myers, Terry Ngala, Heldden Byumvuhore, Michel Theroux, Mikaella Goldsmith, Nina Kim, Barkley Cineus Jr, Wanda Huskinson, Leslie (Laszlo) Acs, Peter Stastny, Bonnie Zehavi, John Buck, Kelly Boutillier, Pierre Didone, and Ian Kott.


About CEDEC:

CEDEC is a leading partner and driving force for community economic development and employability. CEDEC supports business development and growth, helps employers connect with the right talent, and builds community capacity for planning and partnership development that generates new economic activity and opportunities for communities and businesses to thrive.