Western Economic Diversification Canada
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Organizational profile

Appropriate Minister:

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Institutional head: Dylan Jones

Ministerial portfolio: Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Enabling instrument(s):

Western Economic Diversification Act, R.S.C. 1985, c.11, (4th Supplement)

Year of incorporation / commencement: 1987


Headquarters - Edmonton, Alberta

Offices - Vancouver, British Columbia

Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Ottawa, Ontario


Reporting framework

The Western Economic Diversification Canada’s (WD) Strategic Outcome and Program Alignment Architecture of record for 2016-17 are shown below:

  1. Strategic Outcome: A growing and diversified western Canadian economy
    1. 1.1 Program: Business Development and Innovation
      1. 1.1.1 Sub-Program: Trade, Investment and Market Access
      2. 1.1.2 Sub-Program: Business Productivity and Growth
      3. 1.1.3 Sub-Program: Innovation Capacity Building
      4. 1.1.4 Sub-Program: Technology Commercialization
    2. 1.2 Program: Community Economic Growth
      1. 1.2.1 Sub-Program: Infrastructure Programming
      2. 1.2.2 Sub-Program: Community Development
      3. 1.2.3 Sub-Program: Community Futures Program
      4. 1.2.4 Sub-Program: Targeted Economic Initiatives
    3. 1.3 Program: Policy, Advocacy and Coordination
      1. 1.3.1 Sub-Program: Advocacy and Coordination
      2. 1.3.2  Sub-Program: Economic Analysis
    4. Internal Services

Supporting information on lower-level programs

Supporting information on results, financial and human resources related to WD's Program Inventory is available in the TBS InfoBase.


Supplementary information tables

The following supplementary information tables are available on the WD website.

Federal tax expenditures

The tax system can be used to achieve public policy objectives through the application of special measures such as low tax rates, exemptions, deductions, deferrals and credits. The Department of Finance Canada publishes cost estimates and projections for these measures each year in the Report on Federal Tax Expenditures. This report also provides detailed background information on tax expenditures, including descriptions, objectives, historical information and references to related federal spending programs. The tax measures presented in this report are the responsibility of the Minister of Finance.


Organizational contact information

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Suite 1500, 9700 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4H7

Telephone:       780-495-4164

Fax:                 780-495-4557

Web:                http://www.wd-deo.gc.ca