The program supports low-income women who are seeking to start their own business by providing financial literacy training, entrepreneurial mentoring and skills development and life skills support. These skills will ensure women’s success in starting and growing their businesses.
Women who become business ready within these programs will be eligible to receive small loans (microloans) to start their businesses. Through the Microlending for Women in Ontario program, over 800 low-income women will receive business readiness supports and financial skills training to help them on a successful path as entrepreneurs.
Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office of Toronto: Toronto
Thorncliffe is expanding its existing microlending program for newcomer women in Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park and surrounding areas to help grow or start their home-based businesses.
Manager, Settlement, Language and Employment Programs
Welland Heritage Council: Niagara Region
The Welland Heritage Council is delivering a new microlending program for immigrant and Francophone women in the Niagara Region.
905-732-5337 ext. 128
Women’s Centre of York Region: York Region
The Women’s Centre of York Region is delivering a new microlending program in York Region by providing graduates of their business training program with microloans in a business start-up environment.
YWCA Hamilton: Hamilton and area
YWCA of Hamilton is delivering a new microlending program that will allow women in the Hamilton region to access start-up investments.
Director of Operations, YWCA Hamilton