Women’s Enterprise Centre of Northern Ontario (WECNO)
Women’s Enterprise Centres of Northern Ontario (WECNO) ensures that all women, no matter where they live in Northern Ontario, can have the right tools and resources to grow their business ideas. WECNO initiatives address key areas such as:
- Growing Women’s Companies
Encourage greater participation of Women in the Economy by delivering supports to Scale-up majority Women-owned Companies, ensuring that they are poised for growth from start-up and onward with the goal growing World-Class Businesses.
- Accessing New Growth Opportunities
We will work to expand and strengthen PARO’s unique and dynamic Hubs 1-8 located across Northern Ontario, by boosting women’s economic participation through successful women-led PARO Regional Cluster Innovation Tables (CIT), and to support their connection to local Regional Innovation Ecosystems, as we work together to leverage new Growth Opportunities.
- Expanding Access to Export Markets
Women’s Companies are underrepresented amongst exporting enterprises. We will work to expand supports and make linkages for women’s companies who seek to Scale-up and increase their knowledge, networking and opportunities to Export to Global Markets.