Western Economic Diversification Canada
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Services for Business

Western Economic Diversification Canada’s business development and innovation initiatives support a competitive and expanded business sector in Western Canada.

  • WD’s Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative is a $100 million five-year federal Initiative that offers repayable contributions for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada to move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace.
  • WD's Western Canada Business Service Network consists of several integrated organizations that provide entrepreneurs with services and resources to help western Canadians start, grow and expand their businesses. This network of more than 100 offices across the West.
  • WD's Western Diversification Program indirectly supports business by assisting not-for-profit organizations (e.g. industry associations) to respond to economic trends and industry needs.