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Black History Month

During this month and always, PARO celebrates Black Women Entrepreneurs and honours the contributions of Black Entrepreneurs to economic growth and community change.
 
This year, the theme for Black History Month is perseverance and resilience. PARO wishes to take this opportunity to thank and applaud each and every Black entrepreneur as we honour and recognize the stories, experiences, voices and outstanding accomplishments of Black folks in the economic development sector.
 
#BlackHistoryMonth #strongwomen 

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.

Thank you for joining us for our

THRIVE – Prospering PARO Women

Thank you for joining us for our PARO THRIVE: Prospering Women and AGM Event! We appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to join us and contribute to our event. It’s people like you that make our events so special; we couldn’t have done it without you!

If you could please complete the below evaluation so we can continue to improve our services and events to better serve you it would be much appreciated.

We look forward to future collaborations, events and get together between PARO and You! Our #proudPAROsupporters. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again at future events! 

Warm wishes, 
The PARO Team 

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

 

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

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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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