This unique program provides education, training and support to help immigrant women to launch their own businesses. 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.
We recommend you first attend an information session to learn whether this program is right for you. If you have a solid idea for a product or business and meet the eligibility criteria, you will be asked to fill out an application. Based on your application, our committee members will decide whether to admit you to the program and notify you of their decision.
Successful applicants will receive hands-on instruction from industry experts during the 12-month program. It begins with sessions on practical knowledge to help you kick-start your business, and one-on-one specialized support from advisors and coaches, followed by mentorship opportunities and guidance from established business professionals. Through this program, participants are shown the most efficient ways to make their product a reality and compete effectively in the local market. They also have access to our commercial kitchen, sewing machines and other practical resources at reduced rates.
Each course runs for 12 months, with recruitment twice a year in March and September. The course consists of weekly 90-minute classroom sessions and one-on-one meetings with business professionals for mentorship and networking, along with bi-weekly group coaching sessions.
A fee of $100 for the first year’s enrollment, known as a membership, can be renewed each year after that. While taking the course, participants can rent Centre facilities for 40% off.
Recruitment occurs twice per year in March and in September. Dates for information sessions and application deadlines will be continually updated on our website.
We are open to any kind of legal business ideas, products or services.
Yes, we offer the entire course virtually to women who want to attend online, as well as selling products and services online through our e-commerce platform. (Coming soon!)
Yes, our centre facilities are open and available for rent to anyone and everyone. However, priority will be given to Women’s Business Hub participants when booking.
This program is intended primarily for immigrant women who want to establish their own business. However, when we have the capacity to rent to other members of the community (who are preferably also entrepreneurs), we take the opportunity to generate additional revenue that will help to sustain our project.
We help many of our entrepreneurial mothers overcome the barrier represented by childcare. If you need childcare while taking part in our program, please state this in your application. We will find an economical, convenient solution to match your needs and circumstances.
If this program sounds right for you, click the button below to access the program application form