NOW Program

Now Program

With only 16% of Canadian businesses being owned/led by women, the Government of Canada recognizes that advancing women’s economic participation in the economy is good for the country’s bottom line and has set the goal of doubling the number of women-owned/women-led businesses by 2025.

     A project to stimulate women-owned and women-led business start-ups and scale-ups by increasing access to business development supports throughout the Northern Ontario

Enable female entrepreneurs to access professional services they would typically not be able to afford on their own
Enable female entrepreneurs to access experts in the transportation sector
Provide access to consultants who can assist female entrepreneurs in operating more efficient businesses/realizing cost-saving measures
Educate female entrepreneurs with regards to the  regulatory requirements involved in exporting goods
Provide female entrepreneurs with the opportunity to attend, free of charge, workshops hosted by their local Community Funding Development Corporations


The NOW project will take place Fall 2019 to Fall 2022 throughout Northern Ontario


5001March 2020