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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The State of Venture Capital in Western Canada

Looking at 20 years of data to describe the frequent trends and recent developments in the venture capital (VC) market in Western Canada.

West at a Glance

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

Our services and information


Grants and contributions support a wide range of programs responding to Western Canada's economic development needs and priorities.

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Funding is available to not-for-profit organizations, such as universities and other post-secondary institutions, research institutes, industry associations, and Indigenous organizations.


Funding is available for community projects that support innovation, business development and/or community economic growth.

All our programs

What we are doing


Concierge – Your guide to innovation

Connecting you to funding, expertise, facilities, and global opportunities to help you grow your business!

Regional Development Agencies

Regional Development Agencies across Canada help to address key economic challenges by providing regionally-tailored programs, services, knowledge and expertise.

Corporate information

The Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains

Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

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