Celebrate the Journey

For 20 years, we’ve been supporting Francophone and Francophile businesses, projects, and innovation in our community and in British Columbia with a voice, a space, and the tools to be successful. We’ve worked with countless businesses and entrepreneurs over the years, and now we’re taking the time to look back and celebrate the journey we’ve shared together.

Look to the Future

But before we do that, we would like to offer our support to the Francophone and Francophile businesses and entrepreneurs we have yet to meet. If you’re looking to grow your business, we invite you to leverage our experience, resources, and insights we’ve built up over the last two decades. Please contact us using the form below and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Memorable Milestones

Each month, we will be showcasing some of the memorable milestones that have helped to define us over the last two decades. Each post will profile a story that is near and dear to our hearts, with a logo inspired by the individual milestone. We invite you to take a trip down memory lane with us, with an eye to what the next 20 years will bring!

SDE : Celebrating 20 Years in British Columbia

Since 1998 we have been supporting innovation and initiative to provide B.C. entrepreneurs and businesses with a voice, a springboard, and the tools to succeed, all while fostering a sense of community with one another.

SDE: Promoting Our Heritage Through Tourism

For Summer, we want to highlight SDE’s work with key tourism partners to strengthen bilingualism; and share the unique, rich Francophone heritage and culture of B.C. with the world.

Next Stop, Paris!

This month, we are celebrating the launch of Air France’s direct flight between Vancouver and Paris, and SDE’s role in facilitating this project.

SDE: Supporting B.C.’s Cultural Mosaic

For Canadian Multiculturalism Day, we highlight our support to individuals new to our province and initiatives to help reduce their barriers to achieving successful economic integration.

SDE: We’re Only as Good as Our People

With May 1 marking International Workers’ Day, we would like to honour the dedication of the people behind La Société de Développement Économique.

SDE: Our Commitment to a Greener Economy

Earth Day is coming up on April 22, and in honour of this event, we are celebrating our contributions to sustainable development.

SDE FAM: Supporting Francophone Women in Business

In honour of Women’s Day on March 8, we are celebrating the launch of our network that humbly began in 2004, at the request of four Vancouver businesswomen.

SDE: The Francophone Voice of the 2010 Olympics

With the recent Olympics, it only makes sense to kick off our monthly series with a look back at SDE’s role in the 2010 Winter Olympics, held in our hometown of Vancouver.


Élan is a celebration for the Francophone and Francophile entrepreneurs and organizations shaping the B.C. economy.

It is a one-day event full of resources and insights from leading speakers, experts and panelists from across Canada. Join the conversation and learn the latest trends and hot topics about Technology, Innovation, Immigration, Millennials and Sustainable Development. It is an event you don’t want to miss!


Our Partners

So much of our success in the last 20 years is a direct result of the relationships we’ve forged with our amazing partners. Below are just two of the many organizations we’d like to thank for helping us and the entrepreneurs we support get to the point we’re at today.

Primary Fund Providers

For the full list of our Partners, please click here

SDECB, a non-profit Francophone organization, strives to give a voice each day to the Francophone and Francophile business community in British Columbia. The SDECB 20th Anniversary campaign is a celebration of two decades supporting these businesses, and a look forward to what’s to come in the next 20 years.

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