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31Jul 17
WE FOR SHE Goes National: Join Us To Step It Up For Gender Equality Across Canada

WE FOR SHE goes national: Join us to step it up for gender equality across Canada

On November 17, the WE FOR SHE movement is launching Canada’s commitment to gender equity at WE FOR SHE: Step it up for Gender Equality in Vancouver. You’re invited to come to Vancouver and be a part of this incredible event! This forum is one of North America's largest gatherings of women's organizations, companies, experts, business leaders, advocates and young women and we encourage WEOC members to get involved at this important juncture as the initiative expands across the country. The WE FOR SHE movement was launched in 2014, as a result of years of advocacy and action to increase…

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05May 17
Report On The W20 Summit In Berlin, April 2017

Report on the W20 Summit in Berlin, April 2017

Laurel Douglas, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre and a director of Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), was part of the two-person Canadian delegation at the 2017 Women20 Summit in Berlin, Germany in late April. WEOC is Canada’s only national organization dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs, and the authority on women’s entrepreneurship in Canada. Douglas is pleased to support Canada’s important role at the W20, and ensure that the interests of Canadian women entrepreneurs and women in business are represented. The W20 is the newest permanent engagement group of the G20, established in 2015. It was created to help advance…

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28Mar 17

WEOC Response to Budget 2017

As the Chair of Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), I would like to note the many aspects of the 2017 budget that address current issues of gender inequality. Among other things, we are very pleased to see the recognition of the importance of measuring gender disaggregated data that will have a significant influence on policies designed to ensure women’s equal access to government programs. The gender lens will clarify many of the underlying inequities in our systems and we are grateful that this government has heard our voice in establishing this very important metric. We applaud the availability of debt…

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