Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about our organization, membership and business partner program.
CanWCC is the first – and only – Chamber of Commerce for women-identified and non-binary business owners in Canada. (Before 2017, we didn’t exist, so there’s a lot of catching up to do). As a chamber of commerce, we represent your needs with the government. Our position and title as a chamber gives us access to people who impact change. We’re working hard to make the change you deserve now- not in 100 years.
We welcome you if you:
- Identify as a woman or a non-binary individual AND
- Represent a Canadian resident business entity (sole proprietor, corporation, OR partnership) that is at least 50% woman-owned – and has a woman or non-binary identified leader/CEO OR
- Represent a Canadian not-for-profit corporation with a minimum of 50% women at the Board of Directors level
Yes you can, if your business is registered in Canada and you are a Canadian resident for tax purposes (i.e. the net income is reported to the Canada Revenue Agency). For sole proprietorships and partnerships, this means that revenue and expenses for the business are reported on your Canadian personal tax return. For incorporated businesses, this means that an annual corporate tax return is filed with the Canada Revenue Agency.
Most of the CanWCC magic happens on our online platform called The Table. You will receive immediate access once you sign up – and regular prompts and updates (via email) when there’s new info there or something we think you won’t want to miss.
We also communicate fairly regularly via email, and you can always check our events calendar for live events coming up near you.
By joining CanWCC, you have the opportunity to share your business and life struggles with us and we’ll take that information and advocate on your behalf with the government. Joining us gives you a voice. We hope you’ll become a member so we can elevate your unique perspective.