Government of Canada grants $20.1M to Futurpreneur Canada to distribute pandemic relief funds to over 3,200 small businesses led by youth entrepreneurs that were impacted by COVID-19.
One woman-led cleantech venture will receive $1M in funding from MaRS Discovery District to advance and commercialize their technology. Find out more about the finalists.
Across 2019, CanNor announced over $2.8M in funding for a variety of northern projects. Read more about the awarded initiatives.
A major component showcased in the 2018 Federal Budget announcement, the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) is devoting nearly $2 billion to helping women grow their businesses through expertise, access to financing, and talent. This strategy is assisting the Canadian government in achieving its goal of doubling the number of majority
The Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) was developed as part of Budget 2018 to help women and their businesses compete and thrive on a global level, increase economic growth, and create good middle-class jobs. WES is devoting nearly $2 billion to helping women grow their companies through talent, expertise, and access
While there is greater gender equality in the workforce than ever before, there is still a gender divide amongst top leaders and entrepreneurs. Less than 16% of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are women-owned, yet the full and equal involvement of women in the economy is essential to Canada’s competitiveness.
Communitech, based in Waterloo, Ontario, is a public-private innovation hub that supports tech businesses as they start, grow, and prosper. Their accelerator program, Fierce Founders Accelerator, is intended to provide companies with tools and resources to scale up their business. One of the program’s eligibility criteria is that the company
Less than 16% of Canadian small and medium-sized businesses are women-owned, yet the full and equal involvement of women in the economy is essential to Canada’s competitiveness. The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) is an initiative funded through Budget 2018 that aims to reduce financial and knowledge barriers among women
Canadian women often face financial barriers as they start and expand businesses. While there are many factors that have led to women owning fewer than 16% of businesses in Canada, access to financial resources is undoubtedly one of the greatest hurdles to overcome. Although there is greater gender equality in
Please Note: This article refers to the application intake process for WEKH. This intake has closed and successful applicants were invited to participate in late 2018.
Entrepreneurship is a vital element of Canada’s economic well-being. To drive employment and innovation, Canada must find ways to help more entrepreneurs across the country,