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Updates, information and ideas from WEOC and other organizations around the women’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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PARO explores mental health issues for women entrepreneurs

Reposted from NWONewsWatch. By Sandi Krasowski

The responses garnered by the surveys highlighted an “alarmingly high” need for immediate crisis and peer support for family caregivers.

Stacy’s Rise Project Launches for Second Year!

Grants of $25,000 for five women entrepreneurs in Canada. Closes Dec. 15, 2023

With a long history of empowering women business owners, Stacy’s® Pita Chips is proud to continue championing women entrepreneurs through the launch of the 2024 Stacy’s Rise Project. Partnering once again with Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada, the brand has increased the number of Canadian recipients and funding, awarding five founders a $25,000 grant along with mentorship and community resources.

The State of Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada 2023

July 4, 2023

The State of Women’s Entrepreneurship (SOWE) annual report is a go-to resource for the most complete picture of research on women’s entrepreneurship in Canada. It spans sectors and regions across the country.

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More News From Across the Ecosystem

When one woman rises, we all rise

Stacy’s Rise Project winners announced January 20

Congratulations to the first-ever Canadian Stacy’s Rise Project grant recipients! We were thrilled to be a partner in this project that celebrates women entrepreneurs.

Introducing the Class of 2023 winners:

Kristyn Carriere (Edmonton, AB), founder of 7 Summits Snacks

Jolene Johnson (Tobique First Nation, NB), founder of Wabanaki Maple

Elaine Tan Comeau (Coquitlam, BC), founder of Easy Daysies Ltd.

Carolyn Simon (Toronto, ON), founder of Choose Life Foods

WEOC Board Welcomes New Chair

November 16, 2022

At the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) Annual General Meeting in St. John’s, NL on October 28, 2022, Jennifer Bessell (frontrow, centre) was named Board Chair for a two-year term. Bessell Is the CEO of Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE).

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Minister Ng announces WEOC will deliver much-needed access to capital to women entrepreneurs

August 15, 2022

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, announced that Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) will be providing loans of up to $50,000 to women entrepreneurs and business owners this fall through the Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund.