The Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) makes strategic investments in initiatives that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada.
The Call for Proposals (CFP) process is a fair, open, transparent and widely accepted business process whereby interested parties develop project proposals and apply for funding. CFP will be issued up to twice per year. Projects involving all industry sectors will be considered.
Through the CFP process Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) will be able to strengthen our responsiveness to economic trends and industry needs and ensure alignment to Government of Canada plans and priorities.
The WDP Call for Proposals process closed at 12:00 p.m. (CDT), May 30, 2014. The next Call for Proposal will be announced at a later date.
Detailed instructions for completing your business’ application are available in the Applicant Guide.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications via WD’s online application tool. If you cannot submit your application online, please contact a WD regional office for assistance.
Funding is provided to not-for-profit organizations such as:
For-profit organizations can access funding for innovation projects through WD's Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative.
Contributions will be made to projects that support the development and diversification of the western Canadian economy, and activities where economic and/or employment benefits accrue primarily within Western Canada.
Projects involving all industry sectors will be considered. Activities funded under this program will be in the areas of:
WD supports projects that are aligned with its mandate and meet its priorities. Preference may be given to projects that focus on or include one or more of the following elements: