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Partners

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National

This page lists our national partners. To view the list of our regional partners, click on the tab to the right.

Cisco Systems

Cisco Systems
Services: Technology mentoring, student internships

Exclusive to BDC clients, Cisco’s Circle of Innovation program helps women better leverage technology in their business.

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CPA Canada

CPA Canada
Services: Financial literacy, accounting

Offers financial literacy workshops tailored to women entrepreneurs so they can better manage their business finances.

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Export Development Canada (EDC)

Export Development Canada (EDC)
Services: Trade financing, foreign markets expertise

Helps Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities and is an active supporter of BDC’s WE Boot Camps.

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Futurpreneur

Futurpreneur Canada
Services: Financing and mentoring for start-ups

Provides financing, mentoring and support tools to help aspiring entrepreneurs under 40 start and grow successful businesses.

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Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
Services: Trade mentoring, consular relations

Encourages international trade by managing Canada’s consular relations and humanitarian efforts. An active supporter of BDC’s WE Boot Camps.

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Startup Canada

Startup Canada
Services: Start-up communities, resource sharing

A network of entrepreneurs who organize events, initiatives and create online platforms to support and encourage small businesses across Canada.

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Women Business Enterprises Canada (WBE Canada)

Women Business Enterprises Canada (WBE Canada)
Services: Women’s leadership, corporate networking

Certifies Canadian firms that are at least 51% led by women and connects them to corporations seeking to diversify their suppliers.

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WEConnect International

WEConnect International
Services: Women’s leadership, global networking

Certifies firms outside the U.S. that are at least 51% led by women and connects them to multinational corporate buyers.

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Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC)

Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC)
Services: Peer-to-peer networking, professional development and mentoring

Provides an array of services dedicated to women in business including skills development, access to financing and trade opportunities.

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Women on the Move

Women on the Move
Services: Business acceleration training, networking and co-working

Helps women scale their businesses by providing them unique training, coaching, networking, mentoring and specialized industry programs.

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Regional

This page lists our regional partners. To view the list of our national partners, click on the tab to the left.

Women’s Enterprise Centre of British Columbia (WEC BC)*

Women’s Enterprise Centre of British Columbia (WEC BC)
Services: Business-growth mentoring, professional development Region: British Columbia

Helps women realize their business potential by providing them with the financing, mentoring and training they need to start or scale their company.

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Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)*

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE)
Services: Peer-to-peer networking, professional development and mentoring Region: Alberta

Provides an array of services dedicated to women in business including skill building, network development and access to financing.

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Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK)*

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (WESK)
Services: Financing, networking, skills development Region: Saskatchewan

Offers advice, financing, training and events to empower women business owners with the opportunities and resources to grow their business.

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Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (WECM)*

Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (WECM)
Services: Business-growth mentoring, professional development Region: Manitoba

Helps women develop their business knowledge, management skills and network to successfully start or expand their business.

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PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise (PARO)*

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise (PARO)
Services: Financing, networking, skills development Region: Ontario

Helps women who want to start and grow a business by offering development programs, networking opportunities and financing.

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Community Innovation Lab*

Community Innovation Lab
Services: Professional development, growth mentoring Region: Ontario

Offers unique training programs designed to help entrepreneurs take their business to the next level.

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Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec (RFAQ)

Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec (RFAQ)
Services: Professional development, networking Region: Quebec

RFAQ’s Economic Development Program (EDP) supports the growth of women-owned businesses through networking, professional development and personal enrichment.

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Website in French only

Femmessor*

Femmessor
Services: Financing, women’s leadership Region: Quebec

Offers financing and advice tailored to the needs of women entrepreneurs so they can grow profitable businesses.

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Website in French only

Newfoundland & Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE)*

Newfoundland & Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE)
Services: Professional development, networking Region: Newfoundland and Labrador

Helps women realize their business potential by providing them with the financing, mentoring and training they need to start or scale their company.

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* WEOC partners

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