WEOC National Loan Program

Increasing oppportunity. Advancing innovation. Furthering women’s entrepreneurship in Canada.

The WEOC National Loan Program supports women and non-binary entrepreneurs in their entrepreneurial journey as they start, scale, grow and maintain their business.

Become a Lending Partner

Partner Organizations

If you are an organization that works with women entrepreneurs and would like more information about becoming a lending partner, please send an email via the link below to set up a meeting with our loans team.

Access Loans

Women & Non-Binary Entrepreneurs

The first loan funds will become available in late fall 2022. If you are an entrepreneur and would like to apply to the loan program, please send an email with your name and location using the link below. Our loans team will be in touch in the coming months to connect you with a provider in your region.

About the Loans Program

Program Updates & Information

Established through the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund, a new initiative that seeks to provide smaller amounts of affordable financing to women entrepreneurs, particularly for start-ups, underrepresented groups or sole proprietorships which may experience more difficulty in accessing financing. WEOC is one of five organizations selected to deliver this fund.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review the FAQs below for answers to common questions. If you still can’t find the information you’re looking for, feel free to email the WEOC loans team at [email protected].

How does my organization become involved with the loan program?

WEOC is currently looking for organizations to become loan program providers. To find out more about the program and what is involved as a provider, please email [email protected] to book a meeting with us.

Are there currently already loan program providers set up?

Yes, there are six member organizations being trained to be loan program providers currently.

Who is eligible for a loan through this program?

Any woman entrepreneur who owns more than 50% of her business. There are no regional restrictions, the loans are available to entrepreneurs in any area or community in Canada.

How much are the loans for?

Loans are a maximum of $50,000.

Who is distributing the loans?

WEOC’s participating member organizations will be distributing the loans, as well as providing all wrap-around services to entrepreneurs. Membership is open and continuing to grow with a goal of having loan fund partners in all regions of the country.

I’m an entrepreneur, how do I find a loan program partner in my region?

Please email [email protected] and tell us where you are located in Canada. This information will help us connect you with the nearest loans partner to your region.