Are You Ready?

As we shift into the ‘New Normal,” all of PARO’s amazing programs and services have stayed the same – we have just shifted our approach to delivering our services to you! PARO Zooms  around Ontario giving women money and business supports!” 

PARO‘ is Latin for “I Am Ready



December 15th, 2021, 1 pm – 3 pm (EST)

Dashing through the snow and into the holidays with PARO Women’s Enterprise! This year is almost over, and PARO would love to celebrate the holidays with you and hear about your year! So come join us for our Virtual Holiday Open House with trade show tables, networking, a mindfulness workshop and more!

Register for the open house by emailing


Thank You For Attending!

Thank you for attending PARO’s Thriving Through Transformation event last week. As lovely as it was to come together for this year’s event, let’s not forget we can stay connected on LinkedIn and Instagram until our next event.
Thank you again for joining us, and we hope you had a wonderful time. A huge thank you to our sponsorsspeakersemcees, volunteers, special guests and all of the PARO TEAM.
What next? We want to hear from you- what were your favourite moments of the Thriving Through Transformation event and your tips and recommendations for future events.
Plus complete the survey to be entered for a chance to WIN an in-studio class or two virtual cooking classes with Red Seal chef Rhonda Bill by filling out our survey!
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PARO GoForth

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise is excited to offer a new online training program to its PAROBiz members, and peer lending circles all across Ontario. Offered by GoForth Institute, this one-stop-shop program provides access to education for women to start and grow their businesses through online streaming video education. This is a value-add service to support PARO’s Circle Members, and PAROBiz members in pivoting their businesses in the wake of Covid-19 and beyond, and they are completely online to allow for flexibility to accommodate our busy schedules!

Available at no cost to PARO Clients, as funds are available.  Apply today!

Learn more here: PARO GoForth Online Education

Funding and Supports Available

PARO offers grants and loans through our various programs and services. Check out PARO’s Peer Lending Circles to learn more.

Contact us today to discuss PARO’s PPE Funding opportunity.

Learn about the BizGrowth Funding Program!

Our team can provide you with business counselling and support. Ask your business counsellor about funding opportunities in your area!

Our Services

What stage is your business at?

PARO can support any and every woman to start a new business so what are you waiting for? Helping women to start their own businesses is what PARO does best. At PARO, we help women turn their business ideas into reality through business development programs, advisory services and technical resources. 

Take your business to the next level. At PARO, we have supported hundreds of businesses to successfully achieve the next level of growth. Our team can advise you through difficult decision-making processes, facilitate essential connections and help you find the right resources.

Are you seeking to develop your networks?

This is for all entrepreneurs and enterprising women who want to build new connections to improve their businesses. Check out the various opportunities to develop your networks. 

Women's B2B Database

Women-Owned Vendors and Suppliers Serving Northern Ontario

Gender and ethnic diversity helps everyone and promotes a stronger economy in Ontario. The PARO Women’s B2B Database connects diverse and highly skilled women-owned businesses with companies operating in Ontario that need qualified suppliers on their projects. Build your capacity. Make connections. Get contracts! All women living in Ontario may apply.

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