Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH)
COVID-19 – Resources for Women Entrepreneurs in Canada
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Research

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The State of Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada 2020
The State of Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada 2020, the first annual report from the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), synthesizes government, academic, and expert…

Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub 11/08/2020

A Look at Québec Women Entrepreneurship During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are far reaching, and research has shown that women, in particular those that are entrepreneurs, have been disproportionately…

Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, Femmessor 19/08/2020

The Measurement of Business Ownership by Gender in the Canadian Employer-Employee Dynamics Database
“Understanding women’s business ownership and the performance of women-owned enterprises is important for designing policies to promote gender equality in leadership, economic empowerment of…

Grekou, D., Li, J., Liu, H., & Statistics Canada 01/01/2018 Statistics Canada

SME Profile: Ownership demographics statistics
The 2017 Survey on Financing and Growth of Small and Medium Enterprises was designed to determine the types of financing used by SMEs, and…

Huang, L. 01/01/2020 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Women-owned Exporting Small and Medium Enterprises
This report presents an analysis of majority women-owned, equally owned and men-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that export. Prior research found that women-owned…

Belanger Baur, A. A. 03/10/2019 Global Affairs Canada

The Changing Face of Canadian Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship is making a comeback in Canada: 44,700 Canadians started a business in 2018—the highest number in a decade. Who are these new entrepreneurs? And what…

Business Development Bank of Canada 01/10/2019 Business Development Bank of Canada

GEM Canada Report on Women’s Entrepreneurship 2016
Canada has emerged as a leader in women’s entrepreneurship, with the highest levels of early-stage activity (TEA), and the fifth highest established business ownership…

Hughes, K. 01/01/2017 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor

Women’s entrepreneurship study
Representing 97.9% of Canada’s businesses, small businesses are the lifeblood of the Canadian economy. But, for small businesses to truly thrive, Canada needs an…

Paypal Canada & Barraza & Associates 01/01/2018 Paypal Canada and Barraza & Associates

Gender Comparisons in Success Evaluation and SME Performance in Canada
One hundred fifteen female and 252 male entrepreneurs from Atlantic Canada and Ontario were compared to identify gender similarities and differences in terms of…

Robichaud, Y., Cachon, J., & McGraw, E. 01/01/2018 Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship

Strengthening Ecosystem Supports for Women Entrepreneurs: Ontario Inclusive Innovation (i2) action strategy
To inform i2 policies and practice, this report highlights the lessons learned from a comprehensive gender- based assessment of Ontario small business, innovation and…

Orser, B., Elliott, C., & Cukier, W. 01/06/2019 Telfer School of Management and Diversity Institute

Entrepreneurship among First Nations Women in the Atlantic Region
Although there have been advances in better understanding the scope and nature of Aboriginal entrepreneurship, including its contribution to job creation on a national level,…

Diochon, M., Mathie, A., Alma, E., & Isaac, S. 01/01/2014 Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chief Secrecrait

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE)
Today, women continue to make notable headways in the entrepreneurial landscape. In 2016 alone, an estimated 163 million women were starting or running new…

Mastercard 01/01/2018 Annals of Forest Science (Vol

Business as Plan B: Institutional Foundations of Gender Inequality in Entrepreneurship across 24 Industrialized Countries
This article develops and empirically evaluates an institutional theory of gender inequalities in business start-up, ownership, and growth orientation. I argue that in contexts…

Thébaud, S. 01/01/2015 Administrative science quarterly

A research agenda for women and entrepreneurship: Identity through aspirations, behaviors and confidence
The editors map out a vision for research on women and entrepreneurship and using a contextual framework that includes aspiration, behavior and confidence. They…

Greene, P., & Brush, C. 01/01/2018 Edward Elgar Publishing Limited

Women’s Entrepreneurship Policy: A 13 Nation Cross-Country Comparison
Purpose Government attention to women’s entrepreneurship has increased in the past two decades, however, there are few cross-cultural studies to inform policy development. This…

Henry, C., Orser, B.J., Coleman, S., Foss, L., & Welter, F., 01/01/2017 International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship

Extending women’s entrepreneurship research in new directions
The dramatic expansion of scholarly interest and activity in the field of women’s entrepreneurship within recent years has done much to correct the historical…

Hughes, K. D., Jennings, J. E., Brush, C., Carter, S., Welter, F. 01/01/2012 Entrepreneurship

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Resources

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CanExport
Apply for financial support and gain access to personalized advice from experienced trade commissioners.

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Canada
Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC)
WEOC works with women’s enterprise support organizations to champion innovation, broaden expertise, and enhance collaboration.

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Canada
Futurpreneur
Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for two decades.

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Canada
BDC
The Business Development Bank of Canada supports small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice.

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Canada
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Events

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September 15, 2020

Demystifying Incorporation: A 2 Part Workshop Series

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Remote

September 23, 2020

Ontario’s She-Covery: In Conversation with Government

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Remote, Ontario

September 17, 2020

Know and Thrive: Financial Strategies for Resilient Businesses

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Remote, British Columbia

September 23, 2020

How are Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs Building their Businesses?

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Remote, British Columbia

July 2, 2020

Weekly WEKH/FWE: Sharing Platform Ask/Give

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Remote, British Columbia

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