Support for Women Entrepreneurs
, Minister Ng announced that the Government of Canada will provide $15 million in additional funding to support women entrepreneurs through the
Women Entrepreneurship Strategy
(WES). This money will go directly to select organizations that are currently
WES Ecosystem Fund
recipients and will help women entrepreneurs through the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the coming weeks, this investment will help thousands of women entrepreneurs and business owners navigate this crisis. It will help ensure women across the country—whether they're a restaurant owner in Campbellton, New Brunswick, a manufacturer in Prince George, British Columbia, or a retailer in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut—get the support they need through things like business workshops, mentorship and skills training to adapt to a digital marketplace.
Empowering women-owned businesses across Canada remains a key priority, and the government will continue working hard to ensure women entrepreneurs are supported through the pandemic and into the economic recovery.