The WDM’s vision, mission and mandate guides how the Museum serves the public and the benefit we are trying to make for all Saskatchewan residents.
Our vision is a Saskatchewan where everyone belongs and histories matter. We believe that people’s lives are enriched by connecting with Saskatchewan’s diverse histories. We also believe that people experience a sense of place and belonging because their histories are shared through the WDM.
Mission: The Western Development Museum is the keeper of Saskatchewan’s collective heritage. The Museum shares the province’s unique sense of place with all people for their understanding and enjoyment – recognizing that the legacy of the past is the foundation for a sustainable future.
Mandate: As stated in the Western Development Museum Act, 1949, revised October 1983, Province of Saskatchewan:
The Board shall endeavour:
- (a) to procure by gift, donation, devise, bequest or loan wherever possible, and by purchase where necessary and desirable, tools, machinery, implements, engines, devices and other goods and chattels of historical value and importance connected with the economic and cultural development of western Canada;
- (b) to collect, arrange, catalogue, recondition, preserve and exhibit to the public, the tools, machinery, implements, engines, devices and other goods and chattels referred to in clause (a);
- (c) to stimulate interest in the history of the economic and cultural development of western Canada;
- (d) to cooperate with organizations having similar objects. R.S.S. 1965, c.400, s.11.