The search for funding options, free resources, and customized mentorship should be a vital focus for entrepreneurs wishing to break through the glass ceiling that prevents many Canadian startup businesses from reaching great heights.
Even in Canada, where feminism and the fight for equal rights have come a long way, women entrepreneurs continue to face unique challenges when starting their own businesses.
Business incubators are organizations and programs that provide entrepreneurs and start-ups access to mentorship, investors, and resources.
Startups and small businesses can access up to $1M in business expansion funding. Learn if you qualify for the Canada Small Business Financing Program.
The Ontario Creates IDM Fund: Futures Forward program provides startup workshops for those in the tech sector, including video games, interactive media, and more.
Canadian female and non-binary entrepreneurs are now eligible for the WEOC National Loan Program to help scale their businesses.
Up to $30K in fund matching is available for Southern Ontario startups via the i.d.e.a. fund for green growth.
The Canadian federal and provincial governments have teamed up to help Communitech create the Fierce Founders Uplift program, which has awarded $100K during this round of funding alone.
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) has been extended to October 2021. This program covers up to 75% of employee wages for eligible businesses impacted by COVID-19.
The Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund aims to reduce barriers Black Canadians face in accessing funding by providing support loans of up to $250,000 to eligible Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs for economic business growth and success.