Ontario government uses Internet for user-friendly community and economic development

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Ontario government uses Internet for user-friendly community and economic development

TORONTO, Dec. 19 /CNW/ - The Ontario government today launched a user- friendly Web-based resource tool to help Ontario municipalities plan and promote community and economic development.
The new Community and Economic Development Resource (CEDR) consolidates information on provincial field services, programs and strategies in a one- stop, web-based centre to help economic development offices and municipalities around the province. The site simplifies all of the programs and services onto a board game design to help users locate the various topics of interest.
"This is about making it easier for municipalities and others concerned with community and economic development to find the resources we offer," said Economic Development and Trade Minister Bob Runciman. "This government supports the goal of making this planning process more efficient and user- friendly."
CEDR is the province's latest initiative to improve the government's approach to service delivery and provide more electronic services for greater convenience and efficiency.
The ministries engaged in the program are Economic Development and Trade, Municipal Affairs and Housing, Tourism Culture and Recreation, Training Colleges and Universities, Northern Development and Mines, Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, Citizenship, and Consumer and Business Services.
The Community and Economic Development Resource site is located at www.cedr.gov.on.ca.

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