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Women's Business Hub

Donate to the Women's Business Hub

The Saskatoon Open Door Society has an amazing new program to help entrepreneurial immigrant women get their businesses off the ground. The program isn’t about providing funds. The focus is on providing women with talent access to business professionals and tools that will make their first steps into business possible.

This program is not only being developed to aid women, but also to allow highly talented women to give back to our local community. What we need your help with is turning an old furniture store (see photos below) into a co-working space for these hardworking and industrious women.

The Saskatoon Open Door Society is seeking donations from individuals or companies to help make this happen. We appreciate any and all support!


What is the Women ‘s Business Hub?

A place for talented immigrant women to come together and develop their skills under the guidance of business professionals.

Why should I join?

You can reach your full potential with access to resources specifically designed to help you succeed – a fully equipped commercial kitchen, sewing machines, mentorship, childminding and more.

How do I join?

Attend an Information Session to learn whether this program is for you. If you have a solid idea for a product or business and meet the eligibility criteria, you will be invited to present your idea to our panel. Based on your presentation, our panel members will decide whether to admit you to the program.

Eligibility Criteria:

    • Eligible to work in Canada
    • Immigrated to Canada within the last ten (10) years
    • Either a Permanent Resident or Canadian Citizen
    • English language level CLB 6+
    • Have the technical skills or certification required for your business
    • Have an entrepreneurial attitude
    • Available to participate in a full-time program for 12 months

Application Process
     
     1. Register for and attend an Information Session:

    • Mark your calendar - May 27th, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.
    • Contact us at wbh@sods.sk.ca to register in advance

     2. Pick up an Application Package at the Info Session or Click Here

     3. Complete and submit the application by emailing wbh@sods.sk.ca

     4. Successful applicants will be contacted four weeks after application submission

Expected program start date - September/October 2020

How will I benefit?

Successful applicants will receive hands-on instruction from industry experts during the 12-month program. We start with 3-5 months of classroom instruction, taking place 3-5 afternoons a week for 2-3 hours per session, followed by one-on-one mentorship and guidance from established business professionals. Through this program, participants will be shown the most efficient ways to make their products a reality and compete effectively in the local market. Participants will also have access to our commercial kitchen, sewing machines and other practical resources at reduced rates.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please contact us at
306-653-4464 or wbh@sods.sk.ca

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