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WES Ecosystem Fund Info Session

On July 28, the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development, announced a new call for proposals for projects under the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Ecosystem Fund.

Under this new second call, $40 million is allocated to support projects that will provide business supports for women entrepreneurs and strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Canada.

This funding will provide an opportunity to further strengthen relationships between organizations within the entrepreneurship ecosystem; deliver supports that will contribute to business development and growth; and will prioritize support for activities in areas of strength for women entrepreneurs (including in the care economy, and the retail and service sectors) as well as for projects which provide services to women entrepreneurs in rural and remote areas or the North.

To answer your questions about the call for proposals and/or application process, the Government of Canada has asked WEKH to host an information session. During the session ISED will explain the program, eligibility requirements and answer questions from participants. Please register below to join us!

WES Ecosystem Fund Application Info Session

  • August 17, 2022
  • 1:30 PM EST
  • Online, via Zoom


This session will be presented in English and French and is intended for not-for-profit organizations supporting women entrepreneurs, not individuals. Please note that this session will be recorded and a replay will be made available following the presentation.

For questions about the information session, contact [email protected].

For questions about the WES Ecosystem Fund, contact [email protected].