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Section IV: Other Items of Interest

Organizational Contact Information

E-mail Address: info@wd-deo.gc.ca
Mailing Address: Suite 1500, 9700 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4H7
Telephone: 780-495-4164
Toll Free: 1-888-338-WEST (9378)
Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-877-303-3388
Fax: 780-495-4557

Additional Information

In 2012–13, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) continued to work with other federal departments to deliver the Economic Development Initiative (EDI), as part of the federal Roadmap for Canada's Linguistic Duality 2008–13: Acting for the Future. For more information about EDI and WD’s other efforts related to the Official Languages Act, please see: Status Reports on the Implementation of Section 41 of the Official Languages Act.44: footnote


1 Western Canadian Business Service Network, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/99.asp

2 Community Futures organizations are community-based, non-profit organizations that provide SMEs in their communities with loans, technical support, training and information. They are also involved in community economic development projects. For more information, visit http://www.communityfuturescanada.ca.

3 The Government of Canada’s Policy on Management, Resources and Results Structure (MRRS) changed since the preparation of the 2012–13 Report on Plans and Priorities with updates to the MRRS nomenclature. “Program Activity Architecture” is now “Program Alignment Architecture,” “Program Activity” is “Program” and “Sub-Activity” is “sub-program.”

4 Type is defined as follows: previously committed to—committed to in the first or second fiscal year prior to the subject year of the report; ongoing—committed to at least three fiscal years prior to the subject year of the report; and new—newly committed to in the reporting year of the Report on Plans and Priorities or the Departmental Performance Report.

5 WD – News Release, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/77_14796.asp

6 WD – Media Centre, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/44.asp

7 WD – News Release, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/77_14739.asp

8 WD – Media Centre, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/44.asp

9 Ibid.

10 Ibid.

11 WD – News Release, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/77_13821.asp

12 Aerospace Industries Association of Canada – News Release, http://www.aiac.ca/uploadedFiles/07.06.12%20-%20FIAS%20WD%20Funding_FINAL_EN.pdf

13 WD – News Release, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/77_13810.asp

14 WD – News Release, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/77_14471.asp

15 WD – Media Centre, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/44.asp

16 Ibid.

17 Ibid.

18 Jobs created or maintained through lending by Community Futures and Women’s Enterprise Initiative organizations.

19 Jobs created or maintained through business services provided by Community Futures organizations and Francophone Economic Development Organizations.

20 WD – Policy, Advocacy and Coordination, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/13737.asp

21 In order to align with departmental authorities by Program, as presented in Vol. II of the Public Accounts, services provided without charge amounts for employer’s contribution to employee insurance plans, such as the Public Service Health Care Plan and the Public Service Dental Plan provided by the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, accommodations provided by Public Works and Government Services Canada, Workers’ compensation provided by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and legal services provided by the Department of Justice are not included in this figure. This information is presented in Departmental Financial Statements only.

22 Public Accounts of Canada 2013, http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/recgen/cpc-pac/index-eng.html

23 Environment Canada, http://www.ec.gc.ca/dd-sd/default.asp?lang=En&n=C2844D2D-1

24 WD – Audit and Evaluation, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/60.asp

25 Ibid.

26 WD – Sub-Program Descriptions, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/14854.asp#a

27 WD – Success Stories, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/14855.asp

28 Survey of Intellectual Property Commercialization in the Higher Education Sector, http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/88-222-x/88-222-x2010000-eng.htm

29 WD – Audit and Evaluation, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/60.asp

30 WD – Sub-Program Descriptions, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/14854.asp#b

31 WD – WD Success Stories, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/14855.asp

32 WD – Sub-Program Descriptions, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/14854.asp#c

33 WD – WD Success Stories, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/14855.asp

34 WD – Media Centre, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/44.asp

35 WD – News Release, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/77_14301.asp

36 WD – News Release, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/77_14272.asp

37 Western Economic Diversification Act, http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/W-6.8/

38 WD – Audit and Evaluation, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/14700.asp

39 WD – Sub-Program Descriptions, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/14854.asp#d

40 Western Canada Shipbuilding Summit, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/13736.asp

41 WD – Departmental Plans and Reports, http://www.wd.gc.ca/eng/59.asp

42 Ibid.

43 Department of Finance – Government of Canada Tax Expenditures, http://www.fin.gc.ca/purl/taxexp-eng.asp

44 WD and the Official Languages Act, Section 41, http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca/eng/10885.asp