Economic Empowerment for Women Entrepreneurs through the new Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

The Government of Canada is making funding available directly to women entrepreneurs through the Women Entrepreneurship Fund with the objective of providing support to grow businesses and facilitate the pursuit of opportunities in markets abroad.

The Fund is a $20 million investment providing up to $100,000 in non-repayable contribution funding for 12 months.

The Women Entrepreneurship Fund will fund women-owned and women-led businesses to invest in activities that focus on:

Supporting pursuit of market opportunities abroad (e.g. international marketing strategy, supply chain integration, promotions, business advisory services, online presence/website development)

Supporting Scale-up, Expansion and Growth (e.g. product/service development and improvement, inventory management, value stream mapping, upgrades to plant and equipment, process and technology improvements

Additional activities that support the objectives of the Women Entrepreneurship Fund

The Government of Canada invites eligible businesses to submit their innovative proposals for funding under the Women Entrepreneurship Fund.

Find information at the links below:

Application Process

Application Guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy here.