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Moving Forward

With so many great initiatives under our belt – initiatives that make WD proud of the work we do and proud of the people behind the work – it would be easy to sit back and take a more passive role. But living the Blueprint 2020 vision isn’t an afterthought. WD takes ownership of the work that still needs to be done. Here’s a glimpse of what to expect from WD in the months ahead as the Department continues to embrace Blueprint 2020:

  • Enhance WD’s engagement and strategic investments in the clean technology sector.
  • Serve as a convenor of key stakeholders and advocate for western interests in national decision-making with regard to economic policy, program and project development, and implementation.
  • Continue to work with other federal organizations to deliver the Economic Development Initiative as part of the Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013–2018.
  • Build relationships with key stakeholders, and with other federal organizations by proactively engaging potential partners, sharing information, and collaborating on economic development initiatives of interest to Western Canada.
  • Work with Indigenous Peoples across the West to partner with industry, other government departments, post-secondary institutions, and other organizations in support of business and economic development for Indigenous Peoples and communities.
  • Continue to address actionable items from the PSES results and DM Let’s Talk Sessions.
  • Engage with employees through WD Town Hall meetings and learning sessions, both department-wide and regionally, on priorities and topics of interest to WD staff.
  • Continue to improve internal business processes and leverage technology to ensure WD remains a high performing organization.
  • Continue to collaborate with other RDAs in exploring opportunities for improvement toward the efficient delivery of their programs and services to Canadians.
  • Support talent management through recruitment and retention strategies, including training and employee development, to maintain consistent program delivery, policy implementation, and client service.
  • Continued participation in the Government of Canada's office modernization initiative.
  • Participate in the migration of departmental website content to the one-stop Canada.ca : link 2 website to ensure government programs and services are accessible to the public.