Western Economic Diversification Canada

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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. Their aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation and community development.

In 2005,  Western Economic Diversification announced $1.8 million in funding to support University of Victoria projects related to oceans research and technology.

In 14 April 2014, Western Diversification announced a federal investment of $9,127,000 to support Smart Ocean and installation of underwater observatories and high frequency radar systems planned for Campbell River, Kitimat, the Douglas Channel waterway, Prince Rupert and the Port of Vancouver.