Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is a department of the Government of Canada. WD is headed by the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. The Deputy Minister is Daphne Meredith.
The Department's Head Office is located in Edmonton, Alberta, co-located with the Regional Office for Alberta. Regional offices are located in each of the other western provinces, in Winnipeg, Saskatoon and Vancouver and an office is located in Ottawa. A regional satellite office also exists in Calgary.
The Department's Deputy Minister resides in Edmonton, and Assistant Deputy Ministers (ADM) are in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba. In addition to their corporate accountabilities, each of the western Assistant Deputy Ministers has responsibility for the delivery of programs and services in their region that contribute to achieving the department's Strategic Outcomes. The Assistant Deputy Minister Policy and Strategic Direction and the Executive Director, Policy, Planning and Performance Measurement lead the department's advocacy activities. A Director General Operations reports to each ADM. WD has approximately 425 employees.