The passion for entrepreneurship is growing every year, but what about the place of women in Ontario’s economic landscape?
The Cooperation Council of Ontario (CCO), in partnership with the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network (WOSEN), is organizing workshops around the introduction to social entrepreneurship for women.
And what if you become an entrepreneur?
Are you a French-speaking woman in Northern Ontario with a business idea? Does this idea have a cause or the community at heart? If this describes you, the CCO will provide an opportunity to talk about and to get answers to questions about the feasibility of their entrepreneurship project, says a news release.
‘’This four-module program is designed to raise awareness among Francophone women in Northern Ontario about social enterprise, including the development of ideas, the mental preparation required and the exploration of her environment in order to determine if there is a market for her business idea‘’ emphasizes Annie Joyal, Manager in Temiskaming Shores.
"We recognize the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. This project contributes to a thoughtful, women-centered approach to serving all Francophone women who wish to start a business in Ontario."
In the north, the first module will start on Thursday, December 3.
Registration will be open from November 12th to the 29th and the registration form will be available on WOSEN’s website. The link to the registration form will soon be available on the CCO’s and on WOSEN’s websites, as well as through a variety of social media.
‘’We will also adjust the schedule as best we can to accommodate the availability of participants in order to allow for their full participation” adds Paula Haapanen, Northern Manager for the Cooperation Council of Ontario.
Encouraging women’s entrepreneurship means addressing the issue of equality between women and men, breaking down stereotypes, and promoting economic growth.