Description and Objectives

The desire and the determination of women to start their own business is noticeably strong, but the move towards concrete steps is very slow and it's why they are under-represented in the entrepreneurship sector (1 % own a business compared to 9 % for non-aboriginal women). (Source : Indice entrepreneurial québécois 2012 and Entrepreneurial Potential of Aboriginal Women 2015). Nevertheless, women...

  • Have excellent management capabilities as shown by the low rate of closure of their businesses;
  • Have high graduation rates that generally lead to entrepreneurship amongst the First Nations.

The entrepreneurship women service seeks to mobilize women and interested parties and assist them in designing and implementing strategies to grow women’s economic opportunity.


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Our approach and intervention
Benefits for women
For more information about the project:

Emmanuel Bertrand-Gauvin
Women Entrepreneurship Advisor
Phone: 418 843-1488, ext. 1227