Export Development Canada
Name: Export Development Canada
Year Founded: 1944
EDC is Canada’s export credit agency, established in 1944. It provides risk management and financial support to Canadian exporters and Canadian companies investing abroad. As a Crown corporation working closely with the Canadian government, it supports both direct investment abroad and investment into Canada. EDC has facilitated more than $1,041 billion in exports and foreign investment.
EDC’s Compliance Officer was established in 2001 to provide a mechanism for resolving complaints either through dispute resolution and mediation or through a compliance audit to determine if EDC is following its corporate social responsibility practices and policies.