Upcoming PARO Events

PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise offers a variety of events throughout the year. Our aim is to help women develop their knowledge, skills and networks through workshops, training, coaching and conferences. Make it your habit to regularly check our events calendar, and don’t forget to bring your business cards!

Workshops are available online and anyone who registers can get access to the playback! Register at makingadifference@paro.ca

Thriving Through Transformation & AGM Annual Event

Join us on Thursday November 18th, 2021 from 1 pm – 7 pm (EST) for our Annual Event and AGM.

As we celebrate Women Entrepreneur’s Thriving Through Transformation with Keynote Speaker Chantal Hébert.

Register today and get Early Bird Pricing till Thursday, October 28th, 2021.

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PAROJetsetter BIZCamp

The next session is open! PAROJetsetter BIZCamp registration is open till October 7th.  
The PAROJetsetter BIZCamp provides a flexible learning environment where women entrepreneurs can learn alongside a cohort of other women entrepreneurs. The PAROJetsetter BIZCamp is for woman entrepreneurs, who have been in business for at least a year, in Ontario looking to grow and scale up their business towards annual sales of $250,000 and beyond.
Participants will be encouraged to set goals throughout the program 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.
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Calling all PAROBiz and PARO Circle Members! 

Did you know that you and your circle are part of the largest women’s Peer Lending Circle Network in North America? Your membership as part of this wonderful ecosystem of #womensupportingwomen has many perks including peer support, microfunding and PARO’s networking opportunities, events, webinars and other educational resources that you have already have access through as a #proudPAROwoman. 

Now, we are introducing something extra special for you: Business Education 101 at your fingertips… instantly, any day, any time! 

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! 

To Apply Please visit the link here -> https://airtable.com/shr6DdzsXDa0eqBMS 


Mooka’am Kwe
She Rises

A Northern Ontario Indigenous Women’s BIZCamp – October 2021


The Mooka’am Kwe: She Rises project is Indigenous-led 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 work at your own pace. You will participate in online learning modules, group lab sessions, individual support from two female Elders and will also receive one-on-one business support.
PARO, along with our partners (Canadian Executive Services Organization (CESO), Blue Sky Healing Centre, and the Go Forth Institute). Mooka’am Kwe: She Rises supports established business owners who identify as Indigenous and seek new opportunities in non-traditional sectors and to grow their business to the next level. We will begin by looking through the lens of the medicine wheel and introduce tools and the structure required to approach business growth in male dominated businesses such as mining, forestry and construction, as a supplier. We will also introduce you to Export opportunities.
Knowledge is fuel for any business, and PARO will encourage that learning in this BIZCamp. You will discover a wide network of women to collaborate with and to inspire you to go where you want to grow! Elders Cindy Crowe and Melissa Roberts of Blue Sky Community Healing Centre will be available at each session and on an as needed basis for individual sessions throughout the pilot project as you integrate your business with your life.
In this program, you will receive a one-year passcode providing access to Go Forth Institute, an online learning opportunity to learn essential small business skills. There will be presentations about marketing, social media management, finances and you will set your own goals and be supported by mentors as you build your business plan. You will work with a Business Growth Advisor throughout this BIZCamp and beyond to get the backing you need. 
Financial supports will be identified to support your plans for growth. 
Due to COVID-19, the format of the Mooka’am Kwe presentations, labs and other supports will be delivered 100% online through the Zoom platform.
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