Partnerships and Innovation

Office of Partnerships and Innovation
Office of Partnerships and Innovation

Resources for women entrepreneurs

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. For more information about this program, please visit the WE-CAN page. Below you will find a list of resources and information for women entrepreneurs, startups and SMEs. 

For more general resources for entrepreneurs, please visit our Free Resources page. For information and resources related to entrepreneurial support during the COVID-19 pandemic, please see our COVID-19 programs and supports page

COVID-19 Resources for Women Entrepreneurs in Canada

COVID-19 Resources for Women Entrepreneurs in Canada

Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

FedDev Women in Business Guide

Canadian Women’s Chamber of Commerce

Government of Canada Business Resources

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

PARO Centre

Women Business Enterprises Canada

Canadian Small Business Women

Professional Women’s Network

Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada


We Connect International

Female Founder Collective

Women President's Organization


Business Funding for Women




Trade Commissioner Service

Government of Canada

Funding Portal

Resources for Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Awards for Women Entrepreneurs

Indigenous Women in Leadership Award

NACCA’s Indigenous Business Awards

RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

Canadian SME National Business Awards

Mompreneur Awards

Canadian Export Challenge

Trade Commissioner's Awards for Canadian Businesswomen

Canadian Women's Organizations

Canadian Women’s Foundation

Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology

Federated Women’s Institute of Canada

Canadian Small Business Women

Women Mean Business (Kingston)

Women Mean Business

Hello Boss Girl

Women’s Small Business Network (Bay of Quinte)

General Resources for Indigenous Entrepreneurs

Indigenous Entrepreneurs

FedDev Ontario – Small Business Services: Indigenous Entrepreneur Guide to Starting a Business

Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce

Starting a Business in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

How to Access and Bid on Government Business

StartUp Canada – Indigenous Entrepreneur Resources

BDC Indigenous Entrepreneur Loan

Funding for Indigenous Economic Development

Aboriginal and Entrepreneurship Development

Indigenous Economic Development Fund

Indigenous Business Development Toolkit

Aboriginal Business and Entrepreneurship Development

Information for Businesses Located on a Reserve

Canada Revenue Agency – Information on Tax Exemption

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

Resources for Ontario Entrepreneurs

Resources for Ontario Entrepreneurs

Registering Your Business Name in Ontario

Starting and Registering a Business in Ontario

Doing Business in Ontario

Resources for Young Entrepreneurs

Resources for Young Entrepreneurs

Funding for Entrepreneurs Under 30

General Resources

For more general resources, please visit our Partnerships and Innovation Resources page.

Getting started resources

Entrepreneurship 101: How to Launch a Startup

Entrepreneurial Potential Self-Assessment


General Business Loans


Canada Business & Industry

Innovation Canada

Planning and strategy

BDC Business Planning

The Calculator Site

Infopreneurs - Marketing Plan