Deadline To Apply: September 7, 2018

Program Details:

The WEKH will help close information gaps regarding the economic participation of women entrepreneurs and their access to business support services. Through evidence-based research, improved knowledge, and the development of public metrics related to women and the entrepreneurship ecosystem, this investment will support governments and stakeholders to:

  • gauge the engagement and impact of funded government programs;
  • share best practices;
  • identify and address stereotypes about women as entrepreneurs and in business; and
  • develop business support materials that translate research into useful tools for women entrepreneurs and organizations that engage or support them.
The aim of the WEKH’s activities must help ensure that women entrepreneurs, women business support organizations, government bodies and financial institutions in Canada will be equipped with useful resources and new information to better understand and assist women entrepreneurs. These outcomes will help facilitate the full engagement of women entrepreneurs in Canada’s economy.


Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants may apply independently or as a Consortium with other organizations to deliver Hub activities.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as a Consortium to strengthen their application request; increasing the scope and breadth of activities they can deliver. Collaboration will help build the capacity needed to undertake all the required activities, ensure a national reach and provide products, in both official languages.

Eligible applicants are one of the following, not-for-profit organizations:

  • Canadian post-secondary academic institutions
  • Canadian research institutes
  • A consortium with one or more of the above parties partnering with Canadian incorporated non-profit organizations

Consortium applicants

  • Must have a Canadian post-secondary academic institution or a Canadian Research institute Lead Applicant
  • Canadian incorporated non-profit organizations are encouraged to participate as a Consortium member

The Lead Applicant will be responsible for the completion and signing of the application form, managing the project and contribution funding and report on results.

Ineligible applicants

  • For–profit organizations

Critical Dates:

Application due: September 7, 2018 23:59 PST.

Organizer Name: The Government of Canada
Contact Name: Government of Canada