The Longueuil organization will be able to strengthen Quebec’s ecosystem for women entrepreneurs.

Longueuil, Quebec, July 20, 2021 Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Quebec counts several dynamic businesses and organizations with innovative ideas helping to create a strong local economic fabric. As we launch into a vigorous recovery, some of them still need support to move past the pandemic and help ensure their communities remain robust. The Government of Canada has committed to assisting them as they pursue their activities and to fostering their growth and success.

Today, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, accompanied by Sherry Romanado, Member of Parliament for Longueuil–Charles-LeMoyne, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for CED, announced $1,050,000 in financial support for the Réseau des Femmes d’affaires du Québec. The non-profit organization, which has close to 2000 members, fosters growth among women-owned businesses, raises their profile and aims to enhance the vitality of women’s entrepreneurship. This non-repayable contribution will enable the organization to boost the performance of women‑owned businesses across all Quebec retgions, by helping them access potential clients and diversify their markets. It will also lead to the creation and maintenance of jobs in Canada.

The Government of Canada recognizes and supports innovative businesses and organizations that are a source of pride in their communities. In particular, it is working closely with different groups across the population so they can benefit from equal opportunities and participate fully in the country’s economic prosperity. The Government of Canada is committed to fostering resilient, sustainable, inclusive growth for all.

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