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The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub will serve as a one-stop source of knowledge, data and best practices for women entrepreneurs. Through a competitive process, the Government of Canada will provide a consortium of eligible organizations up to $8.62 million over three years to establish this Hub.
The Government of Canada is investing $85.3 million over five years to help Canadian businesses, creators, entrepreneurs and innovators understand, protect and access intellectual property (IP) through a comprehensive IP Strategy.
Digital Skills for Youth (DS4Y) connects underemployed post-secondary graduates with small businesses and not-for-profit organizations where they can gain meaningful work experience to help them transition to career-oriented employment.
Computers for Schools Plus (CFS+) program has helped extend the useful life of electronic equipment, reduce the environmental impact of electronic waste and offered practical work internships to young Canadians to help them develop advanced digital skills for the job market.
The 50 – 30 Challenge is an initiative between the Government of Canada, business and diversity organizations. Together with project co-creators, many of whom have been striving to increase corporate diversity for decades, the government has developed a plan to improve access for women and/or non-binary people and other equity-deserving groups
CanCode aims to equip Canadian youth, with a focus on inclusion of underrepresented groups, with the skills they need to be prepared for further studies, including advanced digital skills and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses, leading to the jobs of the future.
The Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) is a partnership between the Government of Canada, Black-led business organizations, and financial institutions. With an investment of up to $265 million over four years, it will help Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses and succeed now and into the future.
Futurpreneur has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprises for over two decades. They provide ﬁnancing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Futurpreneur internationally recognized mentoring program hand-matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,600 volunteer mentors.
Working with member organizations across the country, WEOC represents a network of organizations committed to creating a more inclusive entrepreneurial system. We do this through delivering the WEOC National Loan Program, developing a library of tools and resources, and hosting talks and networking opportunities with our members.
The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA) is the umbrella organization for a network of 50+ Indigenous Financial Institutions (IFIs) across Canada.
Over the last 35+ years, the IFI network has provided more than $3.2 billion to support economic development and the unique and specific needs of 50,000 Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) loans in Indigenous communities all across Canada.
The Support Network For Indigenous Women and Women of Color (SNIWWOC) confronts barriers that limit access to healthcare and complete reproductive choice for Canadian BIPOC women, two-spirit, and non-binary folks. They operate from a holistic and integrated service model addressing this community’s social, cultural and political realities.
As the voice of Canada’s private capital industry, the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (CVCA) works with the investors behind some of the biggest innovations fuelling the Canadian economy. We are focused on broadening industry awareness through market research and networking opportunities so that our members can make the best investment decisions.
Northumberland Business Development Assistance Corp. o/a Northumberland Community Futures Development Corporation (NCFDC) is an innovation NGO providing financing and strategy for entrepreneurs. Governed by a volunteer board of directors (entrepreneurs-in-residence) and staffed with business professionals delivering an array of entrepreneurial development and finance programs funded by FedDev Ontario.
Coralus collectively practices different ways of doing things for a better now and a new inheritance. Members offer and access resources at their own pace, creating a self-regenerating pay-it-forward pool of skills, connections, funds, and support used to advance ventures and the collective doing world-changing work. Coralus has circulated nearly $16.5M to 170+ women- and nonbinary-led ventures by distributing capital via collective decision-making. 45% of those founders are from chronically excluded racial and ethnic groups. The payback rate on its unsecured 0% interest loans is 95%. Founded in Canada in 2015, Coralus’ current footprint includes the US, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.
Oeuvrant dans les 17 régions du Québec, Evol se dédie au développement de l’entrepreneuriat diversifié et inclusif et a pour mission de contribuer directement à la création, à la croissance et à l’acquisition d’entreprises qui ont un impact positif sur la société.
CanadaVenture.news is a leading startup magazine covering the Canadian startup ecosystem. The website provides in-depth coverage of Canada’s most innovative startups, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and investors. CanadaVenture.news covers the latest news, trends, and insights in the Canadian startup scene, and is dedicated to supporting the growth and development of the startup ecosystem.
Adventure Capital Inc. invests in people. They believe a small segment of the population has the ambition and vision to change the world. The people they’re attracted to have the clarity to succeed, the drive to win and the discipline to execute. Adventure Capital wants to align with companies whose founders and teams share these attributes.
Pocketed helps companies across North America access billions of dollars in grants, tax credits, and incentives with their intelligent matching platform and funding solutions. Since launching in 2021, over 10,000 businesses have used Pocketed to access over $100M in government funding.