PARO Summit Gala 2023 will celebrate women entrepreneurs from across Ontario – their courage, their tenacity, their brilliance, their strength. We would like to invite you to participate in this dynamic event- Empowering Women in Business.

PARO exists to serve and empower women entrepreneurs.  The PARO Summit Gala 2023 will be an evening filled with elegance, recognition, and celebration, taking place on November 23, 2023 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott in Thunder Bay, ON.

The PARO Summit Gala 2023 aims to honor excellence, creativity, and achievements while empowering women in business, supporting gender equality and self-care. We will recognize the outstanding contributions of women in business and the organizations who have made a significant impact in their communities.

The evening’s program promises entertainment, a captivating keynote speaker Jessica Moorhouse who will deliver her talk Money On My Mind How to Shift from a Scarcity to Abundance Money Mindset, an exciting tradeshow featuring vendors from across Ontario and an evening Awards Ceremony and Gala. Earlier in the day, we will hold the PARO Annual General Meeting 2023.

We look forward to seeing you there!

PAROJetsetter BIZCamp - Rocket Your Business Growth - OPEN

Have you been in business for at least one year and have sales of $50K or more and want to grow to $250K? This PAROJetsetter BIZCamp is for you! The PAROJetsetter BIZCamp provides a flexible learning environment where women entrepreneurs can learn alongside a cohort of other women entrepreneurs. Limited availability.

Participants will be encouraged to set goals throughout the BIZCamp all while working at their own pace with online learning modules, group lab sessions, and with individual support from industry experts and PARO Business Counsellors.

Applications close October 12th, 12pm (EST)


PARO is looking for a Lead Prosper Project Coordinator to coordinate all activities, including interaction with partners related to the development and execution of PARO’s Prosper initiative, including organizing a team of Project Coordinators and providing services and support to women entrepreneurs as per the project goals and outcomes.

To learn how to apply go to our Careers Page!

WEOC National Loan Program – Up to $50,000

Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada is proud to deliver the WEOC National Loan Program, which will support women and non-binary entrepreneurs as they start, scale, grow and maintain their businesses.

It takes a different approach to setting you up for continued growth and success by providing robust wrap-around services to guide you through the process.

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


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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