Can you imagine an organization that listens to women in business and takes action to address the challenges you face in reaching your goals?

WE CAN.

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CanWCC is not just another networking group.

CanWCC is an advocacy network of strong women founders and business owners just like you. It was created to understand what you need to be successful in business, take action, and to drive change.

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What is a
Chamber of Commerce?


  • A Chamber of Commerce is an organization with a goal to further the interests of the businesses they serve and to advocate at all levels of government for the interests of their members.

  • 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.
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Why does Canada need
a women’s Chamber of Commerce?


Women and non-binary entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs deserve the same opportunity to reach their full economic potential as men and people who traditionally hold power do. While there is a Canadian Chamber of Commerce, we know not everyone feels welcome, seen, or heard there. CanWCC is here to prioritize the needs of women and non-binary entrepreneurs. Not make them an afterthought.

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Who should
join CanWCC?


We believe gender expression and identity is a fundamental right. Our membership is open to all women-identified and non-binary people. We are committed to inclusive and anti-discrimination practices in our organization and membership offerings.

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

Click here for full details about becoming a member – including pricing, what’s included and how to join.

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WHAT DO WE DO? Here's the plan:

We are creating a network of women building strong, sustainable businesses (that’s you, by the way!)

We ask you what you need and want to achieve your goals – and we listen to what you tell us.

We take that information directly to policymakers and demand that they change, revise, or develop new, equitable policies for all women in business.

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Imagine...


  • Being part of an uplifting and supportive community of likeminded women
  • Knowing exactly what resources – and funding sources – exist for you and how to access them
  • Growing your business through a strong and authentic referral network
  • Having a trusted place to turn to for advice, solidarity and understanding
  • Never feeling alone in your entrepreneurial journey
  • Helping to shape the future of entrepreneurship in Canada
  • Saving thousands of dollars per year

This is what’s available to you through CanWCC – plus events, an online community and more.

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WHO CAN JOIN? 


We welcome those who:

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 leader/CEO


OR

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

MEMBER BENEFITS


We know you’re working to build a successful business today, tomorrow, next week and next year.  That’s why we offer a membership package full of opportunities and access to tools and resources to help you reach your goals…. while we work on the big picture.

Resources & education to help you set up and grow your business

Like…

  • Connections to funders and lenders that cater to women and different industries
  • Education and information about money, pricing, social media and (so) much more
  • Tools and training that meets your needs and fits your busy schedule

Discounts and special offers from our trusted partners

…on everything from insurance to co-working to skills coaching.

More than just a business card: meaningful and relevant connections (both online and offline)

Including…

  • A vetted network of professionals including accountants, lawyers and marketers
  • Networking opportunities specific to your need, situation and/or goal(s)
  • Intimate events designed to foster authentic personal connections

The opportunity to expand your reach and impact

…within this community and beyond

Resources & education to help you set up and grow your business

Like…

  • Connections to funders and lenders that cater to women and different industries
  • Education and information about money, pricing, social media and (so) much more
  • Tools and training that meets your needs and fits your busy schedule
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MEAninGFUL IMPACT


Though we offer our members a ton of benefits you won’t find anywhere else, what makes us unique is we're the first – and only – Chamber of Commerce for women business owners in Canada. That opens doors at the highest levels of government for us to have a voice at the table. 

Simply by joining you’re helping increase our influence (power in numbers!) – but beyond that, you’ll also have an opportunity to provide input every year that will shape our bi-annual advocacy agenda.

And, along the way, you’ll gain access to things you need to grow and thrive in business – without any of the fluff or extra noise.

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We’re a diverse group of creative, ambitious women who believe in collaboration, inclusion, intentional action and innovation.

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"We are mentors, nurturers, companions, caregivers, confidants, leaders … we are women. We show up first, leave last and bridge gaps. Our brilliance, strength and silent power is acquired through pressure, demand and necessity … much like that of rare and precious stones. Being in the company of other women in, on and wrapping up this journey of invincibility is why I am a member of Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce."
Michelle Leong Francis
Chief Business Architect, TTG Group Consulting Inc.

What’s Included in Your Membership


The Table

Our member community, available online via web and mobile platforms.

Member Logo

CanWCC member badge to post on your website, social media and marketing.

Advocacy

An opportunity to provide input into our national advocacy agenda.

Dress for Success

10% of your annual membership fee goes to support programs for women who face barriers to employment.

Press Reader

VIP subscription to Press Reader, with full digital access to newspapers and magazines.

Discounts and Promotions

Thousands of dollars of money saving partner discounts.

...and (so much) more!
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Discounts & Offers


One of the most valuable things you’ll receive as part of your membership is a growing list of offers and discounts from partner businesses. As a member you can save on everything from skills training to co-working to business building tools.

Here’s a sample of the benefits our current members enjoy:
  • Get $60 off when you register your business with Ownr
  • 25% off coworking packages and meeting room rentals at The Workaround
  • 30% off monthly packages from Virtual Gurus
  • Discounts on mastermind groups through InFounders

… and many more. We are always working to add practical benefits for our members.

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"As a female entrepreneur of a tech startup, it’s difficult to navigate the landscape that’s set up for the old boys club. We need groups like CanWCC to inherently see the value in what we’re doing so we can hit the ground running."
Catherine Chan
CEO, FitIn.io
We’re not selling you empowerment. We’re working to make it a reality.

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