Equal Opportunity

These specialized programs and services offer tailored support to help female-identifying and non-binary founders launch and scale their business.

Women’s Equity Lab

An entry point for women to engage in early state investing, participants will co-invest with a small amount of risk capital following a step-wise educational process. Ventures can apply for consideration of the fund.

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Offers small business loans (up to $150,000) to women-owned businesses in BC that can help you start, enhance, or grow your business. Services include business skills training, personalized business advice, mentoring, practical business resources and a supportive community.

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Start Up Canada Women Entrepreneurs Program

Supports women entrepreneurs, particularly those from marginalized backgrounds, to start and scale thriving businesses.

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Women’s Enterprise Initiative

Provides a variety of unique products for women entrepreneurs, including business advisory services, training, networking opportunities, loans and referrals to complementary services. The WEI organizations support women entrepreneurs to take their businesses to the next level.

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