June 2021
As the first quarter of WEOC's new fiscal year comes to an end, we reflect on the past year and use its key learnings as the foundation to deliver new content and resources for our members.

Pivot, essential service, unprecedented, lockdown, social distancing, and WFH (work from home) became key words in last year’s business lexicon and continue to influence our work as we kick-off the new year.

Over the next few months, our goal is to continue to grow our learning library, build membership, connect peers in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, and plan our autumn calendar events.

As we head into the summer, we look forward to releasing the results of Phase 2 of our survey of women entrepreneurs around COVID-19 resilience and recovery. It was conducted in Spring 2021 to understand how the landscape changed from autumn 2020 when we conducted Phase 1 of the research. We were amazed by the optimism shared by women entrepreneurs across the country, and we thank everyone who participated.

We are optimistic and excited about what lies ahead for WEOC and its members.

Take care, I hope to see you all soon.
Alison Kirkland, CEO
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Membership for non-profit organizations is now open and free until September 30, 2021.

By becoming a member of WEOC, you will have:
  • Exclusive access to our Learning Library, an evolving collection of online tools and resources
  • Free access to WEOC events and training sessions
  • Deeper connections through one-on-one and group discussions with peers across the country
  • The opportunity to share your perspectives and learn from others

Click here for more information and to join our community. Please contact membership@weoc.ca if you have questions.
2020-21 Annual Report

Our 2020-21 Annual Report is now available on our website.

Read all about our highlights from the past year including: WEOC X, Phase 1 of our national survey, and our new brand, website, and membership portal.
The Go To Podcast

WEOC is proud to support this engaging podcast, produced by The Forum in partnership with the Scotiabank Women Initiative. Each episode is full of advice and insight from some of Canada’s most innovative women entrepreneurs.

Listen to latest episode The Power of The Pause and brand Canada here.
We are happy to introduce Chantal Herriot, WEOC's new Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Chantal has been working with WEOC since 2019 and has decades of experience engaging with clients and customers in both the corporate and non-profit sectors. Fluent in French and English, Chantal’s deep commitment to customer service is felt in every interaction she has with our members, Board, staff, and within the broader women’s enterprise ecosystem.  

Please join us in congratulating Chantal in her new role, and take a moment to connect with her at cherriot@weoc.ca and through her LinkedIn profile.
Check out the latest content added to the WEOC Commons

Highlights from June:

  • Cash Flow: Tips & Tricks for Entrepreneurs, RevolutionHER
  • 5 Questions to Consider Before Taking a Business Global, RevolutionHER

  • The Most Effective Facebook Advertising Tools to Grow Your Business, Talk Shop Media

  • Legal Tips for Running a Business, RevolutionHER

  • Successful Partnerships: How to Bring Sponsors, Donors, and Partners Onside to Support Your Vision, Devon Smiley

Access all of the latest content here.
WEOC Export Minute Videos

Accessible and shareable, our Export Minute videos help entrepreneurial advisors explain common export-related terms and concepts to clients.

Watch our Export Minute videos in English and French:

On June 21, Canada celebrated National Indigenous Peoples Day. All Canadians are responsible for understanding the history of the Indigenous peoples, as well as being aware of and acting on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's 94 Calls to Action.

Here are a few other recommendations to further educate yourself:

  • Take the University of Alberta's free Indigenous Canada course that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada

  • Check out the Native Land resource to find out more about local Indigenous territories and languages

Credit: Thank you to Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (WECM)
Upcoming Events

Find links to upcoming events from WEOC and its members here.

Other notable events in the ecosystem:

Resource Knowledgebase
Check out the Resource Knowledgebase on our website, where we share innovative and engaging ideas from the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Find stories, tools, research, videos, podcasts and other content curated for those whose work supports women entrepreneurs in Canada.
The Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada is located in Treaty 1 territory
on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples,
and the homeland of the Métis Nation.