Atikokan Economic Development CorporationWorking in partnership with the people of Atikokan and the surrounding areas, to generate and maintain permanent employment through the creation and support of self-employment initiatives and economic-based community projects.
About the AEDC
The Atikokan Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit, community based corporation. We are governed by a Board of Directors who are elected at the Annual General Meeting for a three year term. The Atikokan Economic Development Corporation works to promote the community and area. We also work to maintain and recruit business to the community. We offer a number of services including business plan development and community strategic planning, etc.
Atikokan Economic Development Corporation Staff
Garry McKinnon, B.Comm
General management responsibilities including personnel, financial planning and management, business planning, government relations, technical and advisory services to businesses and organizations.
Senior Community Development Advisor
Gord Knowles, B.A., Ec.D, CEcD, APEC-CBC
Business planning and counseling, loan disbursal and compliance, CED projects, tourism marketing and promotion, liaison with community groups and organizations.
Community Development Advisor
Katie Hannon, B.T.M.
Business planning and counseling, loan disbursal, CED projects, marketing and promotion, liaison with community groups and organizations.
Contract administration, financial record keeping, bookkeeping, loans administration, benefits administration, recording of official minutes.
Reception and customer relations, banking, correspondence, record keeping, community information.
Atikokan Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors (2017)
Chair: Jim Turner
Vice-Chair: Tami Stinson
Secretary-Treasurer: Mark Makarenko
Past Chair: Dave Elder
Town of Atikokan Appointees: Rob Ferguson, Harold Mosley
Village of Upsala Appointee: Cleo Wolsiffer
First Nations Appointee: Julian Jordan (Lac La Croix FN)
Directors at Large: David Bjorkman, Dennis Brown, David Homer, Jack Pierce, Robert Potts, Shannon Riding, Dr. Ken Sawchuk, Brian Stimson
Member Emeritus: Vic Prokopchuk