Announcing the WEOC National Loan Program

Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund (https://weoc.ca/loan-program/)

September 21, 2022 – Join the WEOC Cafe Conversation Series (see below)

WEOC News & Events – Fall 2022
Announcing the WEOC National Loan Program

On August 15, The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development made a stop in Winnipeg to announce that that WEOC will soon start providing loans through the Women Entrepreneurship Loan Fund. On hand for the announcement were Terry Duguid, M.P. Winnipeg South, WEOC CEO Alison Kirkland and representatives from the WEOC Board of Directors and member organizations.

“It’s really important to ensure that women-led businesses are very much a part of, not only the economy of today, but the economy of the future. Women are powerhouse entrepreneurs.” – The Honourable Mary NgWEOC is proud to deliver the WEOC National Loan Program, which will provide loans of up to $50,000 to women entrepreneurs, as well as wrap-around services to support them as they start, scale, grow and maintain their businesses.
Photo courtesy Government of Canada
Read more:
WEOC National Loan Program informationFAQ for entrepreneursMedia releaseRegistration: Is “woman” an inclusive term?
As organizations that support women entrepreneurs, how do we evolve our language to represent the intersectionality of our clients while also adhering to our funding mandates?
Join us September 21 at 1:00 PM ET for the first in our WEOC Café conversation series. Our guests will be:
Paulina Cameron, The Forum, Pru Girme, Pride at Work Canada, A.J. Stewart, Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

The WEOC Café conversation series provides a space for open, respectful dialogue and continued conversation. We hope you will join us this season.

Register now for the Sep. 21 session
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The Finance Cafe cohort is almost full, with participants from six provinces gearing up to start the six-week program on September 22.
Participation is free and open to WEOC member organizations. 
The Finance Cafe course is Canada’s first gender-focused business financial learning program designed to help women entrepreneurs – and those who support them – explore what’s behind the numbers.
Interested in participating? Please email us at  info@weoc.caWEOC Café To-Go podcast, sponsored by TD
This summer WEOC launched a podcast series of quick conversations with experts from across the ecosystem. Thanks to our partners at TD, we will be continuing to share episodes throughout the fall. Find the series on Anchor, Spotify and Google Podcasts. Guests include Cate Friesen, Penny Tremblay and Kelly Thibodeau. 
This season was made possible with the support of our sponsor TD.

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