A short video showing WEOC staff meeting colleagues across the country in May 2023.

WEOC is going places!

Over the past month, WEOC staff have been reconnecting with colleagues across the country in support of entrepreneurship and innovation. We hope to meet all our members, partners, friends and colleagues in person in the months to come!

A game changer for women entrepreneurs

By Lindsay Stewart Glor, Prairie Manufacturer Magazine

Sludge, bias, and bottlenecks. When it comes to accessing funding, these three things can stop women entrepreneurs in their tracks, pushing them towards self-financing and away from more traditional lending options. With a commitment to supporting the growth of women entrepreneurs, WEOC has released a series of online supports for financial institutions and advisors... 


What is sludge (and why should I care)?

SLUDGE: Any element of a process that increases its difficulty or unpleasantness, thereby impeding progress.

WEOC's Bootstrap or Borrow? report breaks down how "sludge" impacts the way that entrepreneurs access and navigate financial and business supports. Curious how your processes and documents stack up? Check out our resources for financial institutions and advisors:

Summer School Series

Learn a little something along with us this summer. We will be sharing some of our favourite conversations and resources, from our own library and from our members across Canada.

Lesson 1: "is woman an inclusive term?"

Have a resource you think we should check out and share this summer? Let us know at [email protected].

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Upcoming Events

June 14 - Women in Business Summit, Canadian Chamber of Commerce virtual event

June 14-16 - Global 2SLGBTQI+ Business Summit and Supplier Diversity Forum, Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

June 16 - Small Business Expo

September 28 - The Startup Canada Tour makes stop #3 in Calgary. We hope to meet you there!


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Become part of a network of entrepreneurial advisors from across the country by becoming a WEOC member. All member organizations are easy to find at weoc.ca, listed under Find a Member Organization, our most searched page.

Welcome New Member: Centre for Women in Business

Nova Scotia-based Centre for Women in Business is dedicated to helping women business owners and entrepreneurs across Canada succeed through exposure, connection, and learning. From one-on-one business advice and skills training, to networking and membership programs, they help clients launch new business ideas, propel established companies to new levels of success, and thrive as owners, CEOs and industry leaders.


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WEOC members have exclusive access to our Learning Library, an evolving collection of online tools and resources. Membership also includes access to WEOC events and training sessions, and a way to connect through one-on-one and group discussions with peers across the country

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The Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada’s network of members is spread across many territories. We respect and honour the shared land on which we live, work and play. We are committed to understanding our shared past and moving forward in the spirit of reconciliation.