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Design for Change is a four-week UX Design Challenge for university and college students across Canada aimed at shifting social transformation toward greener behaviour and sustainable practices. Design for Change is
Design for Change is a four-week UX Design Challenge for university and college students across Canada aimed at shifting social transformation toward greener behaviour and sustainable practices.
Design for Change is a great opportunity to hone your skills and direct your talents towards a great cause! Think about how human behaviour has led us to where we are – how might we harness that behaviour for a positive change in the way we interact with and relate to our environment? Students will learn, create and be part of the transformational force that maximize usability and user experience towards sustainable practices and drive ecological impact.
The Challenge Statement: How might we create social transformation that shifts users towards greener behaviour and sustainable practices?
As a participant, you will also have access to insights and mentorship from industry leaders with workshops and personalized touch points throughout the challenge – no prior UX experience required! On top of that, participants will get the chance to compete for prizes!
1 (Lundi) 7:00 pm - 27 (Samedi) 6:00 pm
Laurier University's UX Design Program
Entrepreneurship can be a great career option for immigrants to Canada, but the decision to launch a business in a new country can come with many questions about this new
Entrepreneurship can be a great career option for immigrants to Canada, but the decision to launch a business in a new country can come with many questions about this new market.
Join Alpana Sharma, WEC Business Advisor and Immigrant entrepreneur, who will teach you how to find new opportunities that match your skills and experience.
In this free interactive session, you’ll learn how to answer some key questions, like:
– What skills can you use to start or grow a business?
– How can you use these skills to identify new opportunities?
– Will your business idea work in BC?
– What do you need to know about your potential customers?
– Where can you find support and information to research new opportunities?
You will also hear from Immigrant women entrepreneurs who will share how they zeroed in on the right business opportunity.
Join Women’s Enterprise Centre for this session to learn how to research and determine a viable business idea, then sign up for their next session, “How to Find Sources of Funding as an Immigrant Entrepreneur.”
March 2 | 10am to 11am PT | Free Webinar
Facilitator: Alpana Sharma | Export Business Advisor and FITT-Trained Professional, Women’s Enterprise Centre
Panelist: Shaina Azad, Suva Beauty, Surrey
(Mardi) 10:00 am - 11:00 am PT
Women's Enterprise Centre
Diversity and inclusion are both fundamental to a more inclusive society, where all Canadians are able to participate and thrive. Canada is home to diverse women with a rich linguistic, ethnic
Diversity and inclusion are both fundamental to a more inclusive society, where all Canadians are able to participate and thrive.
Canada is home to diverse women with a rich linguistic, ethnic and multicultural diversity. This includes newcomers, immigrants and refugee women of color who have chosen Canada as their home. The journeys to their settlement are stories of hope, resilience and promise but have recently been marred by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. This pandemic has impacted Black women and women of colour the most, disrupting their careers and their ability to contribute to the workforce. The pandemic has also shed a spotlight on all inequities and exacerbated the already longstanding systemic barriers through the glare of systemic racism, gender inequalities and related inequities in employment, income, healthcare, housing, family and resources. Recent research has also found that Black women and women of colour were more likely to be laid off or furloughed, while working mothers were picking up more of the childcare and household responsibilities.
Despite these harsh trajectories, these women have time and again triumphed with resilience. Resilience has been interwoven in their journey as they navigate their dreams and aspirations through cultures and social processes, and advocate their rights often governed by gender inequality and everyday discrimination. This is the norm for most racialized women. History is witness to their resilience and perseverance, enduring challenging times while reinforcing their faith in compassion and humanity and keeping hopes alive for a better world. The recent global movements spotlighting Black Lives Matter have renewed calls for justice, equality and diversity, but there remains a gap in women’s representation in shaping the conversation, sharing their diverse perspectives and inspiring other racialized women. The Black History Month presents an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Black women in Canada who have molded the future of a multicultural Canada.
The Diverse Women of Canada: Stories of Resilience event is a testament to the resilience of racialized women and aims to celebrate racialized newcomer, immigrant and refugee women who form an integral demographic in Canada’s population. The event organized by Skills for Change and supported by the Government of Canada, will bring together 20 women from diverse backgrounds to acknowledge their remarkable journeys highlighting thematic topics on empowerment, leadership, equality, employment, education, entrepreneurship and mental health and wellbeing. The event will provide a reliable and safe knowledge sharing platform where women will share their authentic stories, be heard, highlight challenges unique to women of colour and build a community that fosters integrated thinking and develops innovative approaches to tackling challenges such as racism, microaggressions in the workplace, systemic bias, discrimination and related inequalities. The event also provides the chance to build solidarity, seize opportunities to reshape narratives and to rebuild a fairer, more equitable, inclusive and resilient recovery that celebrates Canada’s growing diversity.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the event will be held on 9 March 2021 with the objective to promote intercultural understanding of Black women and women of colour while celebrating their unique heritage and culture in respective ways, creating more awareness about Canada’s diverse and inclusive society. Through the event we hope to inspire more women to emerge as leaders and to mobilize support for their further integration in the Canadian economy, raising awareness of the unique challenges they face, and work towards enabling societal behavioral changes through an enlightened mindset and create a network of respect. These inclusive and equitable outcomes are essential to ensure that racialized women are not left behind as Canada continues to embark on rebuilding better.
The event running from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. will be broadcast virtually via pheedloop, streamed and shared on different social media platforms, including YouTube, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. It will be preceded by a two-hour networking session providing for deeper engagements between participants. A subsequent multimedia campaign will profile the stories of 20 racialized women, their achievements, lessons learned, resilience and journey of overcoming obstacles only unique to Black women and women of colour.
Join us on March 9 to celebrate the stories of resilience of Black women and women of colour, their heritage and applaud their accomplishments while uplifting all racialized women with a message of hope, recovery, reconciliation, peace and unity to progress as a multicultural and inclusive Canada.
Diversity Women of Canada: Stories of Resilience: “This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.”, “Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada”.
(Mardi) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Skills for Change416 662 2450
In honour of International Women’s Day, Women’s Enterprise Centre is hosting a fun, interactive discussion about accessing capital focused on the future, and we want to unite you with the
In honour of International Women’s Day, Women’s Enterprise Centre is hosting a fun, interactive discussion about accessing capital focused on the future, and we want to unite you with the funding programs aligned with your goals.
They’ve invited panelists from different sources and stages of funding to answer questions, posed by local woman entrepreneur Vivian McCormick, Co-Owner of Flax Sleep!
On March 10, explore:
– Highlights from our insightful new report, sharing the funding paths of over 400 BC women entrepreneurs and how current options do – and don’t – fit
– How to choose the right funding for your business, at each stage
– New funding models that you might not know about
– How to develop a strong application or presentation
After the panel, you’ll have the option to go into virtual breakout rooms so you can connect directly with funders and Business Advisors in a matchmaking session.
This is your event! Bring your burning questions and share your experience. At the end, you’ll feel inspired and empowered to plan your funding journey.
This session is right for you if you:
– Are a current or aspiring woman business owner who is looking for funding
– Have self-funded your business and are looking to explore some external options
– Have been impacted by the recent pandemic and are curious what financial support is available to you
– Are a champion of women entrepreneurs and would like to gain more insights on their funding needs
It’s never too early or too late to explore the world of funding!
To make sure everyone has a chance to interact and make connections, registrations are capped and spots are FCFS. Grab your seat today!
(Mercredi) 9:00 am - 10:30 am PST
Women's Enterprise Centre
With most people working and staying at home, now is the BEST time to increase your website’s visibility. If you have any online presence, then you probably know that SEO, or
With most people working and staying at home, now is the BEST time to increase your website’s visibility.
If you have any online presence, then you probably know that SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, helps your website show up higher in search results so more customers can find you.
But before you can do SEO, you need to know what people are searching for online – in other words, the ‘keywords’ your customers are using.
So Women’s Enterprise Centre is hosting SEO specialist, Glynis Tao, for a free session to take you through the process of “How to do keyword research for SEO”.
Keyword research is the process of discovering words and phrases that people use in search engines with the ultimate goal of optimizing content around those terms and ranking for those terms in search engines.
In this webinar, they’ll use a sample website to go start-to-finish through the process of doing keyword research. You’ll have your chance to ask questions and gain valuable tips as they cover:
– What is keyword research and why is it important?
– How to do keyword research – which tools can you use?
– How to find the right keywords for your business and niche
– How to use keywords on your website – where do you put them?
If you’ve been putting it off, or don’t know how to increase the traffic to your website through organic search, then this is the session for you!
March 11 | 10am to 11am PT | Free Webinar
(Jeudi) 10:00 am - 11:00 am PT
Women's Enterprise Centre
So, you’ve identified a great business opportunity and have done your market research. You’re almost ready to start your company! But, now you need money to make your dream a
So, you’ve identified a great business opportunity and have done your market research. You’re almost ready to start your company! But, now you need money to make your dream a reality.
Women’s Enterprise Centre knows that accessing funding can be a barrier for many newcomer entrepreneurs, because they may have little to no credit history or few assets in their new home country.
Join Alpana Sharma, Women’s Enterprise Centre Business Advisor and immigrant entrepreneur for a free, interactive session to learn about the different types of funding support that can help make your business dreams a success!
As a development lender, Women’s Enterprise Centre can often provide business loans when other funders cannot because we look at your skills and opportunities, not just your credit score. And they’re part of a large network of funding sources that may be able to support you.
During this free, interactive session Alpana will share:
– How to overcome barriers to funding for immigrant entrepreneurs
– Funding programs available to support immigrant entrepreneurs in BC
– What you will need to apply for funding
March 16 | 10am to 11am PT | Free Webinar
Join Women’s Enterprise Centre for this session to chat about funding opportunities. Our panelists will share how accessing funds at the right time helped them in business growth and success.
(Mardi) 10:00 am - 11:00 am PT
Women's Enterprise Centre
Connecture Canada will be continuing a monthly Entrepreneurs' Market. These events will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. There will be networking private sessions opportunities as well, so
Connecture Canada will be continuing a monthly Entrepreneurs’ Market. These events will take place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
There will be networking private sessions opportunities as well, so the participants can interact and learn more about the products and services offered.
This online event will take place Wednesday, February 17th, 2021 at 12:00 PM EST.
If you would like to be an exhibitor, please send us your company’s business details (name, email, website, social media pages, slogan) logo’s, a short paragraph about your company that you would like to include in the marketing of your booth.
Our email address: email@example.com
(Mercredi) 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Connecture CanadaMaria Sol Cano 1030 Kamato Ave
Do you have questions about how you can sell your goods or services to the government? Do you need clarification on the procurement process? Join Women’s Enterprise Centre for a casual
Do you have questions about how you can sell your goods or services to the government? Do you need clarification on the procurement process?
Join Women’s Enterprise Centre for a casual information session with The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME) and the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) to learn about how to do business with the Government of Canada!
Women’s Enterprise Centre is hosting Kristina Jelinic of OPO and the Government of Canada and Afnan Al-Hashimi of OSME and Public Services and Procurement Canada for an interactive discussion that will include:
– An overview of how the Government of Canada buys goods and services
– Details on the processes in place to ensure fairness
– A Q&A with our panel of experts to get answers to your burning questions
All registrants will be offered a one-on-one meeting to discuss specifics relating to their business. ASL interpretation and closed-captioning will be provided for the webinar, and are available as required for one-on-one meetings.
March 25 | 2pm to 3pm PT | Free Webinar
Open to everyone!
(Jeudi) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Women's Enterprise Centre