The Membership for Diverse Women and Non-Binary Business Owners.
Whether you’re a solopreneur, non-profit, charity, social enterprise, small or medium-sized business or the CEO of an organization that’s at least 50% women-owned, the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce is the place for you to find community, collaboration, connection and an organization advocating for your economic equity.
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The real reason you should join:

The more folks we have in our network, the stronger our case becomes in front of policymakers at the highest levels. We need as many individuals as possible to band with us so we can make real - and lasting - change for the better.

Join the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce today.

Join our Community - FREE!

Perfect for early entrepreneurs and allies of diverse women-identified and non-binary business owners in Canada

Become an Annual Member of CanWCC

For all diverse, women-identified and non-binary business owners at all stages of operations

FREE

Once you sign up, check your email for an invite to our community!
$99 Annually

Pay it forward for another member - $99 + whatever you can contribute to others!

Choose what you pay
Access to the CanWCC Community Circle Platform Limited only to the community + advocacy areas Full access
Professional network of like-minded founders and business owners supporting & collaborating with each other Included Included
Monthly virtual networking Included Included
CanWCC newsletters 1x month 2x month, and featured as a member!
Weigh in on our advocacy objectives Limited to surveys Included
Business workshops & courses (finance, funding, taxes, marketing & more) Limited 3x month included!
Curated funding opportunities from across the Canadian business ecosystem No Included
Marketing and promotions for your business No Yes, including our public member directory, CanWCC social media, member-hosted webinars, and member spotlights
Social media marketing tools for notable dates & months No Included
Live advocacy Town Halls Limited Included
Weekly live virtual events No Included
Access discounts for your business from trusted partners Limited Over $10,000 in savings available through trusted partners
Feel great knowing you've actually contributed to dismantling gender inequalities in Canada. Absolutely!
FREE

Once you sign up, check your email for an invite to our community!
$99 Annually

Pay it forward for another member - $99 + whatever you can contribute to others!

Choose what you pay
Join the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce today.
Become an Annual Member of CanWCC
For all diverse, women-identified and non-binary business owners at all stages of operations.

Full access to the CanWCC Community Circle Platform

Professional network of like-minded founders and business owners supporting & collaborating with each other

Monthly virtual networking

CanWCC newsletters 2x month, and featured as a member!

Weigh in on our advocacy objectives

Business workshops & courses (finance, funding, taxes, marketing & more) - 3x month included!

Curated funding opportunities from across the Canadian business ecosystem

Marketing and promotions for your business, including our public member directory, CanWCC social media, member-hosted webinars, and member spotlights

Social media marketing tools for notable dates & months

Live advocacy Town Halls

Weekly live virtual events

Access over $10,000 in savings and discounts for your business from trusted partners

Feel great knowing you've actually contributed to dismantling gender inequalities in Canada!

Join our Community - FREE!
Perfect for early entrepreneurs and allies of diverse women-identified and non-binary business owners in Canada.
FREE
Once you sign up, check your email for an invite to our community!

Access to the CanWCC Community Circle Platform - limited

Professional network of like-minded founders and business owners supporting & collaborating with each other

Monthly virtual networking

CanWCC newsletters 1x month

Weigh in on our advocacy objectives - limited to surveys

Business workshops & courses (finance, funding, taxes, marketing & more) - limited

Live advocacy Town Halls - limited

Access discounts for your business from trusted partners - limited

Feel great knowing you've actually contributed to dismantling gender inequalities in Canada!

Equity Pricing

We recognize the diverse experiences of newly immigrated, racialized, Indigenous, LGBTQIA2S+, gender non-binary, francophone, northern and rural, low-income, young and senior women, and women with disabilities.

We seek input from these communities to ensure programs, services, and resources provide equitable support to all women in business.

Pay it forward for another member - $99 + whatever you can contribute to others!

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Choose What You Pay

Those who identify with any of the following can self-determine the amount they can pay for their Annual Membership:

  • Income less than $30,000 CAD annually
  • Have less than 2 employees (self-included, not including contractors)
  • Is a member of the global majority
  • Operates out of rural or northern Canada (small towns, villages and other populated places with less than 1,000 population, rural areas of census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations that may contain estate lots, as well as agricultural, undeveloped and non-developable lands and remote and wilderness areas)
Choose what you pay
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Know a diverse, women-identified or non-binary entrepreneur?
Gift them an Annual Membership today
All you need is their name and email address, and you can choose the date to deliver this special gift right to their inbox. Check our membership requirements here before gifting.

Our members come for our community but stay for our advocacy.

See what some of our Community members say about CanWCC:

"This is the best decision we've made in a while and an empowering and transformative decision for a businesswoman.

Gaining access to a vibrant community of like-minded women entrepreneurs and professionals who are dedicated to supporting and advocating for one another.

It offers a range of resources, including educational programs, events, and initiatives tailored to empower women in their professional endeavours.

Being part of the Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce not only opens doors to new connections and collaborations but also enables members to contribute to the advancement of women in business."

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Nathalie Lévesque, founder and executive director of La Boîte interculturelle

"It is great to be seen and have a chance to talk about what I do.

I've got confidence in myself that I never had before as a woman.

As a woman, I really felt isolated and alone most of my life. I felt like other women were competition - more than they were companions, more than they were teachers. And it took a long time - a good hot minute - for me to get that message.

But I got it now. I feel that connection, that community that we all need - It's right here."

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Yvonne Bradshaw, Alchemy Photography

"Signing up for CanWCC was activism for me. Although I must admit having become familiar with what CanWCC offers – that connection is a very powerful aspect of what I get from the Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce. 

But what originally motivated me to join was as a feminist and an activist, I wanted to see women represented at the policy table. I wanted to see support and economic advocacy for women entrepreneurs.

We really saw during the pandemic how solopreneurs did not appear in the help that was offered. And we know that many, many solopreneurs are women. And so I wanted to add my voice to the voice of other women entrepreneurs. 

We need our own chamber."

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Shulamit Ber Levtov, The Entrepreneurs Therapist

"As an entrepreneur, it can be lonely. There are all kinds of entrepreneur organizations, but I was really missing that focus on women. 

I went to my first meeting, and it just felt like a breath of fresh air… like, you know all the books on my bookshelf and all the ideas in my head are being spoken by other people - I felt like I was home. 

And every time there's a meeting or a town hall, I just feel more and more hopeful about the state of the business world."

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Jennifer Lawrence, President of Process Design Consultants. Inc

"There are those of us out here, CanWCC chief among us (thank you!), who believe in you. 

We believe in what you’re doing even on the days when you do not. We’re in your corner and believe that what you are doing deeply matters, even more than you might think it does.

Having CanWCC has really helped me stretch into owning my place as an entrepreneur and believing that all of us women out here making it happen are valuable and important, not just in our immediate circles but to the economy and to our society. 

We matter."

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Belinda Clemmensen, Founder of Women’s Leadership Intensive
    Meet CanWCC Members
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    Membership Requirements
    Membership is open to all individuals who self-identify as a woman or non-binary person

    and

    Represent a Canadian resident business entity (sole proprietor, corporation, or partnership) that is at least 50% woman-owned – and has a woman leader/CEO

    or

    Represent a Canadian not-for-profit corporation with a minimum of 50% women at the Board of Directors level

    Frequently Asked Questions