Western Economic Diversification Canada
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WD focuses its efforts on programs and investments that strengthen innovation, foster a competitive and expanded business sector, and contribute to economic development in communities across the West.

The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which WD makes strategic investments in initiatives that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada. Funding is available to not-for-profit organizations (e.g., universities and other post-secondary institutions, research institutes, industry associations, Indigenous organizations) for projects that support innovation, business development  and/or community economic growth.

Our investments are helping the region compete in the knowledge-based economy, developing a more diversified economic base and creating new skilled employment for western Canadians.