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Entrepreneurs / 12th September 2019
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The Government of Canada is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025.
The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, has been touring the Capitale-Nationale region and meeting with local female entrepreneurs and business leaders to celebrate women’s entrepreneurship in Canada and share how the federal government is helping women succeed.
During his visit to Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, Minister Duclos, on behalf of the Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, announced an investment, through the Women Entrepreneurship Fund (WEF), of up to $100,000 in 10th Ave Productions, a female-owned and ‑led film and television production company. This investment will help the company expand and export its entertaining, captivating productions to international markets.
The Women Entrepreneurship Strategy complements the Government of Canada’s efforts to advance gender equality. These include addressing pay equity, providing more affordable child care and putting an end to gender-based violence.
“Our government believes that women’s economic empowerment is not just the right thing to do; it’s good for the bottom line. That’s why we launched the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a strategy that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by increasing their access to financing, networks and advice. It’s a smart investment with an economic and social return.”
– The Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion
“The women entrepreneurs and business leaders of the Capitale-Nationale region play a major role in our economy and our communities every day. I am proud to be part of a government that is serious about the economic empowerment of women. From pay equity to improved parental leave, the government is taking the actions required to improve gender equality. This is good for Canada and for Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. When women succeed, everyone succeeds.”
– The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
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