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

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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 

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Are you ready to learn how to accomplish more in 12 weeks than many do in 12 months?
The ELEVATE program is designed to empower women business owners seeking to scale to 1 Million and beyond!
Over  6 months you will be guided through a combination of 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.

The 12 Week Year strategy offers professionals a way to break out of traditional, annualized thinking, to achieve 4x more productivity than before. It is a repeatable process and most of all, it is a SUCCESFUL PROCESS.

Facilitated by certified 12 Week Year trainer and leadership coach, Cheryl Himburg, you will leverage her experience and knowledge, which includes executive and leadership positions within both the corporate and non-profit sectors on an international scale.

Representation matters. Leadership as women matters. We ELEVATE together.

Click here -> https://airtable.com/shrsIAfaA5EA1dAUR
To apply today!

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PARO’s Virtual Re:Imagine Event Registration

PARO RE:Imagine is a celebration of accomplishments and a great learning opportunity for all emerging entrepreneurs, new and established business owners and professionals!
The world has changed, and we are all moving towards a new future. PARO has existed to serve and empower women entrepreneurs, and we know how our clients have been impacted by COVID-19.
This motivating event is packed with workshops, dynamic speakers, a one of a kind virtual pop-up market exhibition, engaging networking opportunities, and an Evening Awards Gala honouring women in Ontario who have made positive contributions in their community and who have made a significant pivot and adopted new ways of doing business through resilience and business leadership.
Featuring this year’s Keynote speaker from This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Mary Walsh!
SAVE THE DATE and join us to celebrate women in business as you get inspired to take your business to the next level of success!
Earlybird Registration Deadline April 15, 2021!
See the registration form for ticket pricing.

Click Here to Register

For questions and sponsorship opportunity contact
(807) 625-0328 or email: circles@paro.ca

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PARO acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our offices, and is committed to a relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation.

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A Northern Ontario Indigenous Women’s BIZCamp – January 2021

One of the hardest things for a business is scaling up to achieve solid goals for getting larger contracts outside your present market and clientele.  In early 2021, PARO will partner with the Canadian Executive Services Organization (CESO), Blue Sky Healing Centre, and the Go Forth Institute to host a 15-week BIZCamp Pilot to support Indigenous women in scaling their business!  This program will touch on all the important things you need to know to scale your business into new markets and take your business to the next level.

Through working with PARO’s top-notch business counsellors and inspiring facilitators from across Canada, Mooka’am Kwe will support you in positioning your enterprise to access opportunities in resource sectors in Northern Ontario, including mining, forestry, construction and powerline industries.

Over the last decade, the Indigenous-owned economy in Northern Ontario has strengthened considerably, and the opportunities for women-owned businesses should grow with it!

Beginning on January 28th 2021 for 15 weeks, Mooka’am Kwe will arm Indigenous women in business with the tools they need to effectively participate in high-growth industries with huge leveraging potential.

By participating in Mooka’am Kwe BIZCamp you:

  • Gain a one-year access code to “GoForth Institute –Become a Better Entrepreneur”
  • Gain access to Funding opportunities
  • Build an arsenal of skills to prepare for procuring large contracts
  • Get your business ready for growth and scaling
  • Develop and implement a strategic scale-up marketing plan
  • Understand how large-scale companies procure good and services from businesses,
  • Learn how to respond to Requests for Proposals (RFP)
  • Learn decolonizing business practices
  • Ensure your business is well-positioned to jump on opportunities when they arise
  • Learn about opportunities that exist for your business
  • Access individual and group Mentoring through a weekly Mentoring Hub

Mooka’am Kwe: She Rises BizCamp is supported by the Government of Canada through FedNor and the Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy Program.

Registration is now Closed

 For any further support please contact us at 807-625-0328 or email info@paro.ca

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