The Honorable Chrystia Freeland announces support of over $ 1 million from the Government of Canada for the Quebec Business Women’s Network
the Longueuil the organization will be able to strengthen of Quebec ecosystem for women entrepreneurs.
LONGUEUIL, QC, July 20, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (DEC)
Quebec has several dynamic companies and organizations with innovative ideas helping to create a strong local economic fabric. As we embark on a vigorous recovery, some of them still need support to overcome the pandemic and help ensure their communities remain strong. The government of Canada is committed to supporting them in the pursuit of their activities and to fostering their growth and success.
Today, the Honorable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, accompanied by Sherry Romanado, Member of Parliament for Longueuil – Charles-LeMoyne, on behalf of the Honorable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED, announced $ 1,050,000 in financial support for the Quebec Business Women’s Network. The non-profit organization, which has nearly 2,000 members, promotes the growth of women-owned businesses, raises their visibility and aims to increase the vitality of female entrepreneurship. This non-repayable contribution will enable the organization to improve the performance of women-owned businesses in all areas. Quebec regions, helping them access potential customers and diversify their markets. It will also lead to the creation and maintenance of jobs in the Canada.
The government of Canada recognizes and supports innovative companies and organizations that are a source of pride in their communities. In particular, it works closely with different groups of the population so that they can benefit from equal opportunities and participate fully in the economic prosperity of the country. The government of Canada is committed to fostering resilient, sustainable and inclusive growth for all.
“While the recession caused by the pandemic has affected all Canadians, women have been disproportionately affected. In the labor market, women have been hit earlier and harder, and the jobs they held continue to return more slowly. amplified during the pandemic, endangering decades of hard-won progress by women in the workplace. Our recovery plan includes investments that will place women at the center of a renewed economy: a Canada-a vast system of apprenticeship and childcare, financial support for women entrepreneurs and greater diversity in corporate governance. Today’s announcement will create more opportunities for of Quebec businesswomen, enabling them to participate fully in our efforts to build a stronger and more resilient economy. “
The Honorable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
“We live in a time when we need to rethink the way we support economic development to make it more inclusive and sustainable. Women entrepreneurs are a source of inspiration to find new paths to prosperity for all. Stimulating female entrepreneurship is part of our economic recovery plan and is a priority for our government. By creating good jobs and participating in regional economic diversification, women entrepreneurs spread their know-how across the country and beyond our borders.
The Honorable Mélanie Joly, Member of Parliament for Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED
“Small businesses, many of which are run by women entrepreneurs, are an essential component of of Quebec economic development. By supporting the Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec, we are ensuring that these entrepreneurs have access to the targeted assistance they need to seize the opportunities that will arise with the economic recovery. “
Sherry Romanado, deputy of Longueuil–Charles-The Moyne
“The RFAQ purpose is to accelerate the growth of women entrepreneurs and businesswomen so that they can be inspiring successes able to shine anywhere in the world, and this project brings us closer to that goal while enabling women entrepreneurs to contribute to the Quebec and the Canadian economy.
Ruth vachon, President and CEO, Quebec Business Women’s Network
Funds have been granted within the framework of DEC Regional economic growth through innovation program. This program targets entrepreneurs who take advantage of innovation to develop their businesses and improve their competitiveness, as well as regional economic players helping to create an entrepreneurial environment conducive to innovation and growth for all, in all regions.
A successful economic recovery will depend, among other things, on immunizing as many Canadians as possible. To learn more: COVID-19 vaccines.
The funding announced today is conditional on the signing of a contribution agreement between CED and the RFAQ.
CED is a key federal partner in of Quebec regional economic development. With its 12 regional business offices, CED supports businesses, support organizations and all regions through Quebec in the economy of tomorrow.
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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions
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