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Federal Election 2019

Make your voice heard in the 2019 Federal Election Canada’s Federal Election is scheduled for October 21, 2019. CanWCC encourages everyone to make their voice heard by voting in the upcoming election. The best place to learn more about the election, how to register to vote, and who the candidates are is Elections Canada. DOES YOUR PREFERRED CANDIDATE SUPPORT ISSUES THAT …

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CanWCC Receives 4-year Grant from Department of Women and Gender Equality

EXCITING NEWS! We are so excited to (officially) announce that the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce is one of the recipients of a four-year grant from the Department of Women and Gender Equality (formerly Status of Women Canada)! The grant funds are designed to help organizations focused on gender equality in Canada to build their capacity and sustainability. CanWCC was awarded approximately …

Why the ‘Business Case’ for Hiring More Women Isn’t Working

Originally published:Globe and MailWednesday, March 6, 2019 Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director, Institute for Gender and the Economy, Rotman School of Management, University of TorontoNancy Wilson, CPA, Founder and CEO, Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce As we mark International Women’s Day on Friday, many people – including us – will note that not enough progress has been made on women’s economic …

Op-Ed: What’s a ‘Women-Led’ Company? We Need a Standard Definition

By Nancy Wilson, Founder & CEO, Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce How many women does it take to make a “women-led” company? It turns out you just need one. That is, if you are a tech company looking for investment from a venture fund marketed to support women’s entrepreneurship and participation in the tech sector by the Business Development Bank of …

Media Release: Collaboration Creates Business Growth Opportunities for Women in Business

Toronto, ON and Abbotsford, British Columbia (April 15, 2019) – With nearly 14 percent of Canadian women starting or running their own business, two national organizations recently launched a partnership to help support them. The Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) and GroYourBiz™ (GYB) will provide their respective members access to benefits such as peer business advisory boards, resources, mentoring, skill development, discounts on services, …

CanWCC Advocacy Agenda: Clarification from the BDC

Following the release of the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce’s Advocacy Agenda earlier this year, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) contacted us to clarify their policy regarding loan application fees. Flavie Cote, the Senior Media Advisor for the BDC, issued the following statement: “When it comes to loans referred by partners, there are no costs for women entrepreneurs who wish to apply …

CanWCC Scores a Hat Trick with BrainStation Partnership!

THREE PARTNERSHIPS IN THREE WEEKS! NEW MEMBER BENEFIT ANNOUNCEMENT: BRAINSTATION The Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) is thrilled to announce our exciting new partnership with BrainStation, a global leader in digital skills training.  BrainStation’s mission is to empower one million individuals with digital skills training by 2025. The partnership includes valuable benefits for CanWCC members who want flexible, hands-on …

Partnership Announcement: CanWCC + Women on the Move

NEW MEMBER BENEFIT & PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT The Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) is thrilled to announce our exciting partnership with Women on the Move, a women’s co-working community and the birthplace of a truly unique revenue acceleration ecosystem Moving to a Million (M2AM). Women on the Move is also launching Canada’s first AI Sales Coach for women entrepreneurs: Tracy AI.  As part of the …

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Exciting New Partnership: CanWCC & Women of Influence

NEW MEMBER BENEFIT & PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT The Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) is thrilled to announce our exciting new partnership with Women of Influence (WOI) through their new membership program: WOI CONNECT.  Women of Influence is one of the largest communities of professional women committed to advancement. The WOI CONNECT membership offers the following benefits: Special member pricing for Women of Influence …

Our New Partner & Venue Sponsor: The Workaround

The Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) was founded to create a strong, national, unified voice for women in business, providing advocacy at all levels of government, and to create a national network of women’s business organizations. We are proud to announce our partnership with The Workaround, a parent-friendly co-working space in Toronto, to enhance professional development and business opportunities for …