On July 11, 2018, the Minister of Small Business and Tourism announced the launch of an $8.6 million competitive process to create an independent, third party-led Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub to accelerate the accumulation and dissemination of data, knowledge, and best practices regarding women entrepreneurs.
The Knowledge Hub is part of Budget 2018 announcement of Canada’s first Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a nearly $2 billion, nationally-coordinated suite of initiatives designed to address barriers hindering the full participation of women in entrepreneurship.
The news release announcing the Knowledge Hub can be found here.
Details regarding the application process (the application form, guide, and a collection of frequently asked questions) can be found here. Post-secondary institutions and not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply. We encourage partnerships with academic institutions and women’s business support organizations in order to provide pan-Canadian coverage with services in both official languages and to diverse women.