Western Economic Diversification Canada

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) promotes the development and diversification of the economy of Western Canada and advances the interests of the West in national economic policy, program and project development and implementation

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Our services and information

Services for business

Business development initiatives support a competitive and expanded business sector in Western Canada and support a network of community-based organizations that offer business information, small loans or assist with access to small business financing.

Services for not-for-profit organizations

Funding is available to not-for-profit organizations for projects that support at least one of WD's project activities: innovation, business development and entrepreneurship and community economic development.

Services for communities

WD invests in community-driven projects and other initiatives designed to increase productivity and competitiveness, and improve the quality of life in western communities.

What we are doing


Drywall Support Program

Learn more about the Drywall Support Program.

West at a Glance

This monthly report brings together key information related to the western Canadian economy.

Canada 150

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

Corporate information

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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