ICYMI: WES Ecosystem Fund Application Info Session

On January 11, The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development announced a new call for applications for the WES Ecosystem Fund. A key element of Budget 2021’s commitment to accelerate the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, the WES Ecosystem Fund aims to help close service gaps and strengthen capacity within the women entrepreneurship ecosystem in Canada.

The Government of Canada is currently accepting applications from not-for-profit organizations to support new projects that are focused on responding to systemic barriers and gaps for diverse, intersectional and/or under-served women. Please note that current recipients of funding from the 2018 WES Ecosystem Fund call for application are not eligible to submit an application for this Call.

To answer questions about the program and application process, the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) hosted an information webinar in collaboration with Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED.)

If you weren’t able to join us live, watch the replay here. Transcripts are available in English and French.

If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact [email protected].


Collaborate on your application

Organizations looking to collaborate on applications can use the WEKH/The Forum: Sharing Platform to connect. We recommend using the “Connections” category to post or find others to collaborate with on your application.

The free online platform is available at sharing.wekh.ca. If you’ve never used the platform before, you’ll need to take a minute to create an account and then you’ll instantly be able to post your “Ask” or view others’.

If you have any questions about the Sharing Platform, contact WEKH directly at [email protected].