The Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce is committed to providing its members and the broader community with the information they need during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Group Discussion for Entrepreneurs: Social and Economic Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CanWCC) is holding Online Discussion groups throughout April and May to discuss the social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives and businesses.

We recognize that our members, women-identified entrepreneurs, and all underrepresented entrepreneurs, are disproportionately affected by this crisis. As an advocacy agent, we want to hear your stories and communicate your experiences and perspective to policymakers.

You can register for one of our Online Discussions here or click the button below to view upcoming dates.

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3-Month CanWCC Membership for $1

To support women-identified entrepreneurs, founders, and business owners during this challenging and uncertain time, CanWCC is offering a 3-month membership for one dollar ($1). 

To take advantage of this offer, register for the 3-month Trial Membership on our Membership page.  On the bottom of the registration page, click the 'Have a coupon?' link and a Coupon Code entry field will appear.  Enter coupon code: 1FOR3CANWCC

This offer expires on June 30, 2020.  This offer only applies to new CanWCC members.




Latest News

The last few weeks have been difficult for seniors across the country. To help them with extra costs during the pandemic, the Government of Canada is announcing a special payment in July. Learn more:

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that seniors eligible for the Old Age Security pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement will receive their special one-time, tax-free payment during the week of July 6. Learn more:

Watch live: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the #COVID19 situation from Rideau Cottage, in Ottawa.

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We’re helping to increase awareness & reduce the stigma of #FASD in Quebec through a project with the Association pour la santé publique du Québec. The investment of nearly $1M announced today will help support this initiative and prevent FASD in Canada.

Canadians deserve to live their lives in comfort and dignity. Yet, only 30% of people have access to #palliative care. This Action Plan on #PalliativeCare provides next steps for #HealthCanada to help improve end-of-life care in Canada.

The @NCCDH_CCNDS is helping to address inequalities in our society that affect the health of Canadians. I was pleased to visit them today at @stfxuniversity and announce an eight-year renewal of their funding. #HealthEquity #HealthResearch

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List of Resources

Government: Federal


Additional Support for Canadian Businesses from the Economic Impacts of COVID-19: An explanation of various supports for businesses (e.g. extension of tax filing dates, loan programs for businesses).


Canada Emergency Response Benefit: How to Apply


Assistance from Regional Development Agencies


*New* Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

Advocacy and Policy


UN Women (2020). COVID-19: How to include marginalized and vulnerable people in risk communication and community engagement.


Gender and the Economy Research and Insights: Gender inequality and COVID-19


Centre for feminist foreign policy: Feminist resources on the pandemic


Helen Lewis’s article in the Atlantic (March 19, 2020): The Coronavirus is a disaster for feminism.

Consolidated Resource Lists


Women’s Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH): A comprehensive list of resources sourced from WEKH's network and program partners.

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CBC News Compilation: Financial help for Canadians affected by COVID-19