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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15Aug 16
Opening A World Of Opportunity For Women Through The G20

Opening a World of Opportunity for Women through the G20

When women succeed, the global economy grows. The crucial role of women in achieving prosperity and the need for gender equality was acknowledged by the world’s 20 leading economies (G20) in 2015, with the launch of an engagement group W20. Established in 1999, the G20 meets annually to discuss key financial issues affecting the global economy. The W20 was formed in Turkey in 2015 as a permanent engagement group of G20 to focus on encouraging gender equality and economic growth.  Canada was invited to attend the inaugural summit in 2015. This year, about 200 delegates participated in the May 2016 W20…

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14Jul 16
Dual City Trade Mission To Atlanta And Orlando, June 2016

Dual City Trade Mission to Atlanta and Orlando, June 2016

June was a busy month for the WEOC partners, as we participated in a dual city trade mission to the US, led by the Global Affairs Canada, Business Women in Trade Program.   The first stop was Atlanta, Georgia, where US, Mexican and Canadian delegates participated in the Women In Business Summit.  The event took place on the beautiful GeorgiaTech Campus, and we were very impressed with the city, the vibrant entrepreneurial community, and of course, the top notch panels of experts sharing their knowledge and experience.    After two and a half days of learning and relationship building in Atlanta, many…

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