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Connecting and celebrating Canada’s women’s entrepreneurial network.

We are expanding the expertise of our members and supporting the big dreams of women entrepreneurs through the WEOC National Loan Program.

WEOC Leadership Summit 2024

Attention leaders: The inaugural WEOC Leadership Summit is April 17-18 in Toronto. Tickets are now on sale.

Jam-packed with inspiring speakers and incredible conversations, the conference includes an evening reception and full day of interactive and engaging presentations, panels, workshops and networking among colleagues from across the country.

These bananas can help you transition your business into fair trade

New export articles from our online Export Hub

When inflation causes grocery prices to fly, customers can usually count on bananas to be the cheapest item in their baskets. To Equifruit president Jennie Coleman, that isn’t necessarily a good thing. The forced labour of adults and children in countries like Brazil and Nicaragua and low farmer wages in Venezuela and Ecuador are what keep Canadians’ bananas $1.29 per kilogram

How Poptronic turned a virtual dream into a reality

Discover more WEOC National Loan Program success stories

In late 2022, the Poptronic team heard about the WEOC National Loan Program – a program offering loans of up to $50,000 to women-identifying entrepreneurs starting or expanding their businesses…

“Without WEOC, we wouldn’t be here right now. The loan was basically our calling card to get the tech we needed to start proving our thesis throughout the past six months.” The funding they received allowed them to expand their business and design their studio space in Akwesasne.

Empowering women entrepreneurs: Ravens Rest Retreat journey with the WEOC National Loan Program

From the Centre for Women in Business, Nova Scotia

Founded in 2021 by Heidi Penning and Jim deVries, Ravens Rest Retreat was built with nature in mind. Offering three rustic cabins, (and one deluxe cottage coming Spring 2024!) on the Noel Shore of Nova Scotia, Ravens Rest Retreat overlooks Burncoat Head Park. This relaxing retreat offers those who are looking for a peaceful getaway…

WEOC National Loan Program


Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada is proud to deliver the WEOC National Loan Program, which supports women entrepreneurs as they start, scale, grow and maintain their businesses.

More than $5 million in loans have already been approved. Take your great idea to the next level with the WEOC National Loan Program!

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