Adrian Scovell
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Western Canada Growth Strategy engagement launches across the western provinces

We invite our members to participate and share their ideas with Government for the future growth of BC and western provinces. Read the message from Government below.

“The Ministry of Advanced Education Skills and Training, Workforce Innovation and Skills Training Division would like to notify you of an opportunity to engage with the federal government to lay the foundation of a “Made-In-Western-Canada” growth strategy.

In partnership with provincial economic development Ministries, the Western Economic Diversification department has begun public engagement to inform development of a federally-led, regional economic growth strategy for Western Canada. Consultation events and roundtables are being planned for BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, and feedback will be solicited online.

Please read the below email “Western Canada Growth Strategy engagement launches across the western provinces”  to learn more about how businesses, industries, academia and Indigenous People’s in BC can put forward input, ideas and recommendations.  The public engagement period ends November 16, 2018 and you are encouraged to participate.

 Western Canada Growth Strategy engagement launches across the western provinces 

The Government of Canada launched an engagement plan to help strengthen the western Canadian economy, and lay the foundation for long-term growth and prosperity across the four western provinces.

The federal government is initiating a conversation with business, industry, academia, Indigenous Peoples, and different levels of government, to help develop a truly “Made-in-Western-Canada” growth strategy. This strategy not only reflects the unique regional advantages of each province, but also helps to stimulate economic growth.

Your input will help shape the Western Canada Growth Strategy, a roadmap to build an innovative and inclusive Western Canada — one that stimulates the economy, strengthens the middle class and increases job opportunities for all Canadians, including Indigenous Peoples, women, youth, and new immigrants.

How to Participate:

You are invited to share your ideas by visiting the Western Canada Growth Strategy website.

There you will find information about the regional landscape of Western Canada in the Western Canada Growth Strategy Engagement Paper.

You can share your ideas through:

  • Online discussion forum: Share your thoughts on five key discussion questions.
  • Group discussion: Organize your own group discussion by checking out this toolkit for tips on how to plan a session, shape your conversation, and report back.
  • Email: Send an email at with your ideas or suggestions.
  • Letter: Send a letter to Western Economic Diversification Canada before November 9, 2018.

Western Economic Diversification Canada

C/O: Western Canada Growth Strategy Engagement

Suite 1500, 9700 Jasper Avenue

Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4H7

If First Nations, Métis and Inuit organizations require additional information please email and officials from Western Canada Economic Diversification Canada will follow-up with you directly.

The engagement period will close on November 16, 2018.

Thank you for sharing your ideas on how we can build a stronger western Canadian economy!

Follow #MyWesternCanada on Twitter or visit the Western Canada Growth Strategy website for updates.

Western Economic Diversification Canada

Twitter: @WD_Canada, #MyWesternCanada