Capital, Community, Capacity (C3) Project

Supporting the deliberate and sustained growth of women business owners in BC and across the country.


Expanded support for women entrepreneurs!

WeBC is delighted to share that we’re receiving continued funding from the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund, as part of the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy!

This funding supports our new “Capital, Community, Capacity (C3) Project,” an initiative that enables us to continue to support the deliberate and sustained growth of women business owners. Working with our national partners, WeBC will expand on our 28-year history to deliver on-demand and live skills development, business advising, mentoring, and network building.

C3 is a two-year project that includes:

    • Entrepreneurship training and mentorship for women in select universities across Canada, in partnership with FL2F

    • SmartStart and SmartGrowth skills development programs that encourage women to develop a growth mindset early on, and leverage financing and networks in later stages in their business

    • The continuation of our award-winning mentorship programs in all regions of BC, plus national cohorts presented in partnership with The Forum

    • A new growth-focused mentorship program, for women in business 5 years or more

All programs in this project will be open to women business owners from across the country, and offered in both official languages, with support from Société de développement économique (SDE) and the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC).

View the WeBC press release >>>

View the news release from ISED >>>

The project will run April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2025. Programming is targeted to begin in June 2023. Please sign up for our eNews to be notified when the programs open!

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