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Associations, Organizations and Foundations

Looking to broaden your business network? Searching for a friendly source on women entrepreneurs? Need some fast information on exporting? No matter what kind of help or information you need, there's probably an organization out there to help you.

British Columbia
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Manitoba
Ontario
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British Columbia

Western Economic Diversification Canada Women's Enterprise Initiative (WEI)
Provides business information and services to women entrepreneurs in Western Canada.

Web: www.wd.gc.ca/eng/11191.asp

Alberta

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping Alberta women start and expand thriving businesses and increasing awareness about the contribution women make to Alberta's economy.

Email: info@awebusiness.com
Web: www.awebusiness.com

Western Economic Diversification Canada Women's Enterprise Initiative (WEI)
Provides business information and services to women entrepreneurs in Western Canada.

Web: www.wd.gc.ca/eng/11191.asp

Manitoba

Women Business Owners of Manitoba
Connecting Manitoba women business owners, supporting their personal growth, liaising with related organizations and groups, and serving as a voice of influence for women business owners.

Telephone: 1-800-203-2343 (Winnipeg)
Email: wecinfo@wecm.ca
Web: www.wecm.ca

Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba
The Centre's objective is to encourage and assist women in Manitoba to start or expand businesses.

Telephone: 204-988-1860 or 1-800-203-2343 (in Manitoba)
Email: wecinfo@wecm.ca
Web: www.wecm.ca

Western Economic Diversification Canada Women's Enterprise Initiative (WEI)
Provides business information and services to women entrepreneurs in Western Canada.

Web: www.wd.gc.ca/eng/11191.asp

Saskatchewan

Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan
A non-profit membership organization, with offices in Saskatoon and Regina, that works with women who are considering a career in business, starting a business, or operating an existing business.

Telephone: 306-477-7173 (Saskatoon) or 306-359-9732 (Regina) or 1-800 879-6331 (in Saskatchewan)
Email: info@womenentrepreneurs.sk.ca
Web: www.womenentrepreneurs.sk.ca

Western Economic Diversification Canada Women's Enterprise Initiative (WEI)
Provides business information and services to women entrepreneurs in Western Canada.

Web: www.wd.gc.ca/eng/11191.asp

Ontario

Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre (COBSC)
Provides Ontario businesswomen with access to networking, training, and information to help them start, operate and grow their own businesses.

Web: http://ottawa.ca/en/business/tools-and-resource-services/other-jusrisdictional-support-organizations/canada-ontario

Company of Women
An organization of women entrepreneurs and business professionals in Southern Ontario created to support and encourage each other and enhance personal growth and business development.

Web: www.companyofwomen.ca

Quebec

Reseau des femmes d'affaires du Quebec
A Quebec businesswomen's network with a mandate to contribute to the success of businesswomen (entrepreneurs, managers and professionals) by promoting contacts, self-help and a dynamic business network. It has a Montreal head office and regional offices.

Web: www.rfaq.ca

Atlantic Canada

Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Women in Business Initiative
A government initiative designed to improve the growth and competitiveness of women-owned businesses in Atlantic Canada's emerging growth sectors.

Web: www.acoa.ca/e/business/entrepreneurship/wbi/wbi.shtml

Centre for Women in Business at Mount Saint Vincent University
A university-based business development centre dedicated to offering practical, results-oriented programs and services to develop and support women-owned enterprises.

Email: info@centreforwomeninbusiness.ca
Web: www.centreforwomeninbusiness.ca

Prince Edward Island Businesswomen's Association
A non-profit organization formed to assist women in business to succeed.

Email: office@peibwa.org
Web: www.peibwa.org

Newfoundland & Labrador Organization for Women Entrepreneurs
A not-for-profit organization promoting and fostering women's success in business in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Email: info@nlowe.org
Web: www.nlowe.org

National

Women Entrepreneurs of Canada
CATA (Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance) WIT (Women in Technology) Forum
Women in Film and Television
Women in a Home Office
Canadian Association of Women Executives & Entrepreneurs
Catalyst Canada

Women Entrepreneurs of Canada
Forum for growth-oriented women business owners; supports and facilitates growth of women-owned businesses; and creates public awareness around business practices and policies that drive growth-oriented businesses.

Telephone: 1-866-207-4439
Email: wec@wec.ca
Web: www.wec.ca

CATA (Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance) WIT (Women in Technology) Forum
A community network designed to boost women's participation and advancement in the high-growth technology sector.

Email: info@cata.ca
Web: www.catawit.ca

Women in Film and Television
A global network dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women working in all areas of film, video, and other screen-based media. Canadian chapters in Vancouver, Alberta, Toronto and Montreal.
Web: www.wift.com

Women in a Home Office
Offers support to women who are, or are thinking of, working from a home office. Consists of local chapters and a national online network.

Email: info@womeninahomeoffice.com
Web: www.pgibw.ca/womenpages/resources/WIAHO-WomenInAHomeOffice.htm

Canadian Association of Women Executives & Entrepreneurs, Toronto
A Toronto-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to provide a forum for businesswomen to develop and expand their businesses and professions, while increasing the overall visibility of women in executive, professional and entrepreneurial roles.

Email: contact@cawee.net
Web: www.cawee.net

Catalyst Canada
A not-for-profit research and advisory organization working with businesses and the professions to build inclusive environments and expand opportunities for women at work.

Web: www.catalyst.org

International

Organization of Women in International Trade
Enhances the status and interests of women in international trade through a global network of business contacts. Canadian chapters in Calgary and Toronto.

Alberta: www.owitalberta.org
Toronto: www.owit-toronto.ca

Women Presidents' Organization
Brings together women business owners to talk about business and personal issues of interest. Uses small, local chapters and professional facilitators who organize meetings and focus the agenda.

Web: www.womenpresidentsorg.com

Commonwealth Businesswomen Leader's Network
A network of businesswomen and associations from the 54 member countries of the Commonwealth. Objective is to develop linkages, expand understanding about how the World Trade Organization and other global trading organizations affect business, and to encourage businesswomen to provide more input into their governments' trade policies.

Web: www.cbcglobelink.org

Women Presidents' Organization
Brings together women business owners to talk about business and personal issues of interest. Uses small, local chapters and professional facilitators who organize meetings and focus the agenda.

Web: www.womenpresidentsorg.com

Global Banking Alliance for Women
An international consortium of financial institutions that have successfully leveraged the women's market for profit. GBA members collaborate on identifying and sharing global best practices in the delivery of financial services to women.

Web: www.gbaforwomen.org

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