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2 Things We’ll Always Offer and Why You Should Care

Did you notice this when you started your feminist business? There are 101 Facebook communities, masterminds, and 30-day challenges to join.  They all sound like the *thing* you need to get to the next step.  If you’re savvy, you’ll have seen that not all these groups add value to your business. Don’t get us wrong, some of them are valuable, …

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Get Tailored Business Insurance with Zensurance

We’re happy to announce that the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) has partnered with Zensurance to bring our members exclusive rates on tailored business insurance packages. Zensurance does the hard work of sifting through insurance products and providers to offer small business owners the best policy to suit their needs. Through this partnership, CanWCC members will receive a custom industry-specific …

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Rebuilding the Economy? Give Us Universal Childcare Now

by Tabitha Mirza When my mother immigrated from Bangladesh to Canada, she had thirteen dollars. She reminds me of this as we talk about my family’s experience trying to afford childcare. “When I first came to Toronto, I sent you to daycare for a short while. Weekly, I would have to pay five to six hundred dollars. We didn’t have …

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This is What Was In Our Pre-Budget Submission to the Canadian Government

Last week marked another milestone for CanWCC’s COVID-19 advocacy work. On Friday, we submitted our Pre-Budget Submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. In it are three recommendations to improve the economic outcomes for women-identified and non-binary entrepreneurs in Canada. CanWCC published an advocacy agenda to make sure the government is hearing the needs and priorities of …

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What Happens When You Join a Chamber of Commerce (Hint: 3 Things)

To say that this year, the world has gone through a shift in collective consciousness is an understatement. There’s never been a better time to join our chamber of commerce. If you’ve got challenges on top of challenges right now – you’re not alone. Nor should you be. Be honest, when you think of a chamber of commerce, do you think …

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3 Top Priorities for Women Entrepreneurs Right Now

Women, non-binary, and underrepresented entrepreneurs disproportionately bear the harsh impacts of COVID-19.  They already experience structural barriers to running their businesses pre-pandemic. 2020 has brought more challenges. They need our support now more than ever.  In May 2020, the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce released a report called Falling Through the Cracks: Immediate Needs of Canada’s Underrepresented Founders.  256 women …

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Falling through the cracks, report: Women and minority business founders hit harder by economic impact of Covid-19

Full Report: canwcc.ca/covid-survey May 13, 2020 (Toronto, ON) – According to the final analysis from a nationwide survey of women, visible minorities, indigenous, LGBTQ+, refugee and immigrant entrepreneurs, there has been a greater economic impact from COVID-19 on these underrepresented business owners in Canada than on other segments of the population. The Falling Through The Cracks survey of close to …