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Government of Canada investing up to $19 million to support women entrepreneurs in Ontario

Thursday, August 22, 2019

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WE EDC  will receive up to $692,000 to provide coordinated support to women entrepreneurs in the Windsor-Essex region to start and grow businesses in emerging technology sectors such as agri-food, automation, automotive and mobility.   Read full media release - https://www.canada.ca/en/innovation-science-economic-development/news/2019/08/minister-ng-announces-women-entrepreneurship-strategy-investments2.html


Minister Ng announces Women Entrepreneurship Strategy investments
From: Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
                                                                        

August 22, 2019 – Toronto, Ontario
The Government of Canada is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES), a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025.

Today, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, joined Julie Dzerowicz, Member of Parliament for Davenport, to announce an investment of up to $19 million in women entrepreneurs and organizations supporting women entrepreneurs in Ontario. This funding is administered through FedDev Ontario and FedNor.

Through the Women Entrepreneurship Fund (WEF), 74 women-owned or -led businesses will each receive an investment of up to $100,000 to help them grow their business and reach new export markets. The total investment in these entrepreneurs is up to $6,858,759. See list of recipients of WEF support.

WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation located in Windsor, will receive up to $692,000 to provide coordinated support to women entrepreneurs in the Windsor-Essex region to start and grow businesses in emerging technology sectors such as agri-food, automation, automotive and mobility.

Read full media release - https://www.canada.ca/en/innovation-science-economic-development/news/2019/08/minister-ng-announces-women-entrepreneurship-strategy-investments2.html