CanWCC Holidays Box Contest – CLOSED

12 Days of Members THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who entered. Congratulations to all of the winners of the CanWCC Holidays Box Contest! Watch our YouTube Live replay to see who won: We’d like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to the 16 Members who generously donated their goods and services to our promotion. They are …

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Our Take on Budget 2023

On March 28th, the 2023 Federal Budget was announced. Just like Budget 2022, women-owned businesses did not get a mention. In fact, the only businesses mentioned in the Budget were those in the cleantech sector, which includes manufacturing, technology, construction, skilled trades, and other male-dominated industries. There is no doubt that Canada needs to transition to clean energy – but …

MEDIA RELEASE: Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce Announces Trusted Partnerships to Support Business Members

[TORONTO, CANADA, February 1, 2024] – The Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC), a national advocate for women-identifying and non-binary entrepreneurs, is proud to announce a series of strategic partnerships aimed at bolstering support and resources for its members. These partnerships with leading organizations across various sectors represent CanWCC’s commitment to providing comprehensive support and opportunities for its diverse community. …

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Resources for Black Business Owners this Black History Month

This February, CanWCC celebrates the rich culture of Black Canadians during Black History Month while acknowledging the ongoing disparities in housing, health, and economic inclusion. To better support the Black members of our community, we have compiled a list that includes resources to help educate and support Black business owners and entrepreneurs beyond Black History Month. This list includes resources …

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Resources for Transgender Awareness Month

At CanWCC, we firmly believe that trans rights are human rights. We believe in supporting each other, regardless of gender identity. Everyone has a right to live their life and express their gender the way they choose. But that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to express yourself how you want to, or even exist, in our modern world. November is …

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Resources for Women’s Abuse Prevention Month

In its fifth consecutive year, shelters across the province are actively engaging the community to raise awareness about the often-overlooked issue of women’s abuse in Canada. November is designated as Women Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario. However, the strength of an entire community is essential to putting an end to violence against women. This November, we extend an invitation to …

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CanWCC Bids Farewell to Twitter Amidst Rising Discrimination

Dear CanWCC Community, After six years of active engagement on Twitter, CanWCC is announcing a decision to discontinue the use of our Twitter account. This move is not taken lightly but is rooted in our commitment to creating a safe and inclusive space for all women-identified and non-binary entrepreneurs and business owners. Over the past year, we have observed a …

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Member Spotlight: Nicholle Ellis

In the ever-evolving business world, some individuals possess a keen eye for identifying gaps and opportunities within the market. One such trailblazer is Nicole, the founder of Altitude B2B, a thriving consulting firm offering comprehensive services to small and medium-sized businesses. During our recent interview, Nicole graciously shared her journey, the challenges she encountered, and the triumphs that led her to where she is today.

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Member Spotlight: Maria Vassiliou

In our Member Spotlight series, we have the privilege of getting to know the incredible individuals who make up the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Today, we’re delighted to introduce you to Maria Vassiliou, a dynamic entrepreneur with a unique and inspiring journey. We sat down with Maria to learn more about her business, motivations, and advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. …

MEDIA RELEASE: CanWCC Names Catherine Chan as Chief Operating Officer

[TORONTO, CANADA, September 12, 2023] – The Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) announces Catherine Chan as its new Chief Operating Officer. Ms Chan was initially contracted as a fractional COO for CanWCC in December of 2021 to assist in growth planning and execution. In February 2022, Chan stepped into a full time position as Director, Operations & Stakeholder Relations, …