Partnerships and Innovation

Office of Partnerships and Innovation
Office of Partnerships and Innovation

For women entrepreneurs

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Queen’s University is receiving federal funding from the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund, which helps to address gaps and build capacity in the entrepreneurship ecosystem for women. The Queen’s project, called WE-CAN (Women Entrepreneurs Can), is led by Queen’s University’s Partnerships and Innovation (QPI) team and includes several internal and external partners, including the City of Kingston, the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, St. Lawrence College, the KEYS Job Centre, and L-SPARK, that are responsible for designing and delivering new programs and services to support women-identifying entrepreneurs in Kingston and the surrounding region. The mission for WE-CAN is to inspire and empower existing and aspiring women-identifying entrepreneurs by providing them with tools, resources, expert mentors, networks and community building to expand existing businesses and to launch new ventures. 

If you are interested in accessing many of our programs and services, please complete our Program Application Form.

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Queen's is authorized to allocate WES funding to the development and delivery of new programs and services that support three groups of women entrepreneurs in Kingston and neighbouring communities: women entrepreneurs in technology sectors, women entrepreneurs who identify as Indigenous, and women entrepreneurs from diverse and underrepresented groups.

To review approved programs and services, select the group(s) with which you identify:


Visit our WE-CAN Resources page for valuable information to help you with your business needs.