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.

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 innovationbusiness development and/or community economic growth.

Special Requirements

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.

Applications received must directly support one (or more) of the following WD Strategic Priorities:

  • Clean technology; and/or
  • Indigenous economic growth (IEG)

Last updated:  May 18, 2018