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Business as usual? Helping women entrepreneurs move forward in a time of uncertainty.

This is an uneasy time for all Canadians. For entrepreneurs, there are many additional layers of uncertainty around things like supply chains and export, business closures, remote working and employee illness. This page includes links to timely information about available financial supports, as well as tools for those who work with women entrepreneurs on a variety of relevant topics.  
All resources are listed in English, then in French (as available)
Read Our COVID-19 Message

 

Calling all women entrepreneurs – Tell us what what supports and services you need during, and after, COVID-19. Take the survey now.

Take the Survey graphicWEOC is seeking women entrepreneurs in businesses large and small in diverse regions and industries to fill out our confidential national survey. Our goal over the next few months is to learn more about what women entrepreneurs need to thrive during and post-pandemic.
The responses will be incredibly important for the evaluation of existing programs and the development of new programs to ensure they match the needs of women entrepreneurs across Canada. The survey results will also help inform policy discussions.
We hope you will assist us in our efforts to hear from as many women as possible by participating in and circulating the link to our national survey by December 4, 2020.

Cover or report with magenta and purple COVID-19 graphicsWomen Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub – The Impact of COVID-19 on Women Entrepreneurs

Report summary: The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub has been sharing information with its network on the new programs launched by the Government of Canada and collecting
feedback on what is working and what could be improved to meet the needs of diverse
women entrepreneurs. This report reflects the feedback from more than 200 organizations
in the ecosystem supporting entrepreneurs as well as more than 100 individual
entrepreneurs.

 

 

English and French links to all Government of Canada resources can be found below.

Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada

Government Support Benefits Available to Entrepreneurs:

Latest Government Support Updates:

 

Key Links / Liens clés

Resources by Audience / Ressources selon les destinataires:

 Small Businesses / Petites entreprises :

Manufacturers / Fabricants:

Non-Profits and the Arts / Secteur à but non lucratif et des arts :

Freelancers and Start Ups / Pigistes et entreprises en démarrage:

Resources by Topic / Ressources par sujet: 

Business Pivoting & Planning / Pivotement d’une entreprise et planification des affaires:

Recommended Podcasts:

How to Pivot Your Small Business Podcast from Biz Chix PodcastIt’s a bananas time. How can we collectively look for the opportunities in the massive changes that are coming every day? Today we are taking a long walk while listening to 411 – How to Pivot Your Small Business on the Biz Chix Podcast. We appreciate Natalie Eckdahl’s positive tone and ideas for navigating, and thriving, during unexpected business changes.⁠

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funding and Finances / Financement et finances:

Wage Subsidies and Payroll / Subventions et masses salariales:

HR and Staff Management / Gestion des RH et du personnel:

Commercial Leases and Rent / Baux commerciaux et loyer:

Logistics, Workspaces and Return to Work Policies and Guidelines / Logistique et espaces de travail:

Export and Business Supply Chains

Wellness / Bien-être:

 

Read Government of Canada Updates

 

COVID-19 PROVINCIAL UPDATES

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WEOC is committed to providing a safe space for employees, vendors and visitors. Read more about the POST Promise.

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