EDA is the humanitarian arms of the Quebec architecture field. For the last 10 years, the organization has contributed significantly to developing safe and sustainable buildings while promoting equality, dignity, self-sufficiency, and resilience among the most vulnerable.
Its action concentrates on reinforcing community capability, through construction projects, coaching and training to populations in situations of conflicts, crisis and disasters (natural, technologic or human). EDA also act in emergencies along with partners on the field.
The organization is seeking innovative and anthropomorphic solutions which foster cultural exchanges and the emergence of sustainable responses to favor the appropriation of the projects by the local population through empowerment. Appropriation, ongoing development of communities of practice and resilience are the organization's main objective, along with the enrichment of intercultural relations based on solidarity and respect.