If you are an existing women owned business looking to grow, scale-up, or expand, then you might be a perfect fit for one of our BizCamps. Businesses may have difficulty moving their business to the next level and this program is designed to help businesses increase and capitalize on market opportunities to grow and expand. The purpose is to assist businesses to expand into new markets. Certain programs are region restricted so please check with your Business Advisor before signing up.

PARO ProsperCircles BIZCamp – OPEN

PARO is the official representative/Loan Fund Partner for Ontario for the WEOC Women Entrepreneur’s Loan Fund, which supports women and non-binary entrepreneurs from launch to scaling their businesses. The maximum amount per loan is up to $50,000.

As the Loan Fund Partner for Ontario, PARO will work with each Loan applicant through the PAROProsper BIZCAMP, which includes: four (4) compulsory webinars and one-on-one work with a PARO Business Counsellor or Business Growth Advisor to develop a business plan describing the viability and feasibility of the applicant’s business. The business plan, which includes cash flow forecasts for a minimum of two years, is a requirement for applying to the Loan Fund.

The completion of the WEOC Application for the Women’s Loan Fund will be required along with their business plan, and the Assessment and Recommendation of their PARO Counsellor. The PAROProsper BIZCAMP will guide applicants through this process.


Registration is OPEN!

PARO Foodpreneur BIZCamp – CLOSED

Are you an entrepreneur in the food and beverage space (“foodpreneur”)?  Are you ready to take your food manufacturing company and brand to the next level?

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise in partnership with the Small Scale Food Processors Association (SSFPA), FOODPRENEUR BIZCamp is designed to provide entrepreneurs in the Commercial Packaged Goods (CPG) industry with a comprehensive understanding of the foodpreneur journey from ideation to scale-up, to exporting your product. Through a series of webinars, in-class instruction and hands-on activities, participants will receive the tools, insights and information they need to scale up their business, build traction and establish a dynamic, safe, food or drink product on-shelf. 

The FOODPRENEUR BIZCamp will take place over the course of twelve (12) weeks, approximately four (4) hours per week. PARO, together with The Small Scale Food Processing Association (SSFPA) will facilitate the weekly sessions. Sessions will include invited industry professionals and entrepreneurs with knowledge and experience in the CPG space. 

Who should Apply?

A food or beverage manufacturer or brand that

  • has a developed product line and is actively selling in the CPG space;
  • produces their product in a certified manufacturing space, licensed food hub or commercial kitchen;
  • has an established customer list and sales channel(s);
  • is looking to invest in their company to bring it to the next level over the next 1-2 years.  

This is NOT a BIZ camp for entrepreneurs who:

  • are selling their food or beverage product(s) out of their home, at a farm gate or at farmers markets as a primary sale channel;
  • are in the process of prototyping a food or beverage product for sale.

Registration is CLOSED


Elevate application is now OPEN. Access the application through the PARO website, and client portal.
PARO’s ELEVATE program is designed to empower women business owners seeking to scale to $1,000,000 and beyond. If you have reached $250K in Sales and have 2 or more employees this program will show you how to break thru the glass ceiling and reach $1M in sales and beyond.
The 12 Week Year Strategy will guide you through strategic and leadership development, geared to provide stronger alignment of daily actions with goals, build high-performing teams and eliminate the thinking that holds you back. Ready to break the ceiling, the ELEVATE application is now open.

PAROJetsetter BIZCamp – Rocket Your Business Growth – CLOSED

Applications are CLOSED

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.


Registration is CLOSED 

"The best use of my time this summer, I learnt more in this intensive program from the most inspirational ladies than I have in any other business series. Having women mentors and peers made all the difference. It wasn't until the PAROJetsetter BIZCamp that I realized all the other courses I had taken had male role models and with very few female-led and highly successful mentors female owners to look up to. This course gave me the confidence to take the next steps into the small business world. Thank you PARO!"

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Mooka’am Kwe: She Rises BIZCamp – CLOSED

The Mooka’am Kwe: She Rises BizCamp is designed by and for Indigenous women, and provides a flexible learning environment where you can learn alongside a cohort of Indigenous women entrepreneurs. You will be encouraged to set goals throughout the program and to take your business to new heights!
During this 10-week BizCamp, you will participate in online learning modules, group lab sessions, individual support from PARO’s Elders-in-Residence, and will also receive one-on-one business support, access to funding and contact development opportunities.
Feel free to email any questions or concerns to

Registration is Closed! Stay tuned for future BizCamps

Future BIZCamps

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