About WEOC

WE ARE

an association of organizations that provide programs and services directly to women business owners in Canada

WE SERVE

on behalf of all individuals and organizations that support the success of women business owners in Canada

OUR OUTCOMES

are enhanced business success for women entrepreneurs in Canada

THE VALUE OF WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS IN CANADA

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Canada has some of the highest levels of female entrepreneurial activity among innovation-driven economies. Nearly one million women owned and operated their own businesses in Canada in 2014, comprising 36% of the total self-employed.

Internationally, both the G7 and the G20 have identified that supporting women’s entrepreneurship is a priority economic development strategy in both developing and developed economies.

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OUR PURPOSE

Our member organizations work together to…

Create linkages and foster alliances among organizations that promote and enhance women’s entrepreneurial skills throughout Canada
Provide organizations that support women entrepreneurs with access to high quality programs, services and resources throughout Canada
Gather and share knowledge and expertise with our members
Collaborate to develop innovative programs and services, and improve the quality of resources available to women entrepreneurs in Canada
Facilitate, promote and carry out activities and programs which are beneficial to women entrepreneurs throughout Canada
Support and promote innovation

THE VALUE OF MEMBERSHIP

By joining WEOC, member organizations gain:

Access

to additional financial resources

ENHANCED

opportunities for collaboration

Improved

new or innovative programming

Increased

access to, and awareness of, best practices

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