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Women Entrepreneurship Fund

Western Economic Diversification Canada is pleased to share that the Government of Canada launched the Women Entrepreneurship Fund, a new program under the Budget 2018 Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES). This Fund is part of a comprehensive, whole-of-government plan to help women grow their businesses through access to financing, networks and advice.

The Women Entrepreneurship Fund:

Investments under this program will help women-owned and women-led businesses to grow their existing businesses, so they can pursue opportunities in domestic and global markets. It will provide non-repayable funding up to $100,000 for projects that focus on the:

  • pursuit of market opportunities abroad;
  • scale-up, expansion and growth; and,
  • additional activities that support the objectives of the Women Entrepreneurship Fund

Applications for the Women Entrepreneurship Fund closes on November 15, 2018. Details on the application process can be found at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/128.nsf/eng/00003.html.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) pages for additional information:


For further information, please contact Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) at [email protected] or 1-800-328-6189.