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The West Means Business

For more than 25 years, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has been working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. We aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation and community development.

Together, we are showing the world that the West Means Business.

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The Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification.

Western Diversification Program Call For Proposals

WD makes strategic investments that enhance and strengthen the economy of Western Canada through the Western Diversification Program (WDP). Project proposals for WDP are solicited via a Call for Proposals issued up to twice per year. 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. >> Read More (Article Link)

Western Innovation Forum

Innovation Video

On April 16 and 17, 2014 Western Economic Diversification collaborated with Mitacs and the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI) to host the Western Innovation Forum in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Forum brought together innovators in business, government, academia and key economic sectors to discuss and share ideas and best practices, and to explore opportunities for innovation and technology commercialization – all from a uniquely western Canadian perspective. Watch the video for a showcase of innovation in action!

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