Montreal (Quebec), Jul 10 (Canadian-Media): Mary Ng, Federal Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion announced today an investment, through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund, of up to $3.2 million in the École des entrepreneurs du Québec, an organization that develops entrepreneurial skills by providing an accessible, innovative and collaborative learning environment, media reports said.
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Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, joined by local women entrepreneurs, business leaders and representatives of the WES Québec celebrated today women’s entrepreneurship in Canada and complements Canada’s efforts to advance gender equality, including pay equity, more affordable child care and putting an end to gender-based violence with the potential to add $150 billion in incremental GDP to the Canadian economy by 2026.
“Our government believes that women’s economic empowerment is not just the right thing to do...a strategy that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by increasing their access to financing, networks and advice. It’s a smart investment with an economic and social return,” said Mary Ng.
WES will help our government achieve its goal of doubling the number of majority women-owned businesses by 2025.
“We are committed to supporting women in business and ensuring their full and equal participation in our economy...Today’s investments will help women-owned and women-led businesses here in Montréal and all across Quebec grow, innovate and export to new markets,” said Rachel Bendayan, Member of Parliament for Outremont.