Western Economic Diversification Canada’s (WD) annual procurement strategy clarifies responsibilities and establishes the framework for the development, implementation and monitoring of the departments procurement activities. It is approved by WD’s Contract Review Committee.
Sustainable development is about meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. As a department focused on economic diversification, WD recognizes that sustainable development means taking a balanced approach to economic development that also integrates consideration of environmental impacts and the health and well being of Canadians.
WD’s Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy 2011-2014 provides a detailed description of the departmental contributions toward Federal Sustainable Development Strategy (FSDS). The Departmental Sustainable Development Strategy includes WD’s SD vision, a description of departmental SD decision making practices, implementation strategies for the commitments made to the FSDS, and a link to WD’s Greening Government Operations tables.
WD’s previous sustainable development strategies are available below.
Western Economic Diversification Canada is committed to the objectives of Section 41 of Part VII of Canada’s Official Languages Act to enhance the vitality and support the development of the English and French linguistic minority communities, and foster the full recognition and use of both English and French in Canadian Society. Consult the status reports for WD activities to date.
WD's Action Plan for the Implementation for Section 41 of the Official Lanuguages Act is a multi-year plan which builds on the success of previous years and is enriched by feedback from the community as well as the development of a long-term strategy. This strategy is a comprehensive and integrated approach to entrepreneurship and business development in western Canada's francophone communities.
WD's annual Status Reports cover the activities and achievements presented in the multi-year Action Plan.