Western Economic Diversification Canada Programs


Western Economic Diversification Canada's (WD) invests in community-driven projects and other initiatives designed to increase productivity and competitiveness, and improve the quality of life in western communities.

Western Diversification Program (WDP) is the main program through which WD invests in projects that support our program activities of innovation, business development and entrepreneurship and community economic development.

Special Requirements

Groups eligible to apply under these programs include universities and other post-secondary academic institutions, research institutes, industry associations and other not-for-profit organizations.

Projects will be assessed against how well they contribute to one or more of WD's Strategic Priorities. Preference will be given to projects that can demonstrate industry participation/support and support priority initiatives identified by industry sectors that will position them for success over the longer term.

Last updated: March 23, 2016