Women in the Economy

Women-led businesses face persistent barriers and stereotypes that limit their growth, especially businesses led by racialized and Indigenous women. And too often, small businesses in fields that are predominantly female get shortchanged in the market for growth opportunity.

A re-elected Liberal government will:

  • Update the definition of entrepreneur used across government to make sure it includes a diversity of entrepreneurs and includes small and medium-size businesses that operate in the care economy, retail, and service sectors.
  • Building on the Budget 2021 investment of $146.9 million to the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, create a community stream to the Ecosystem Fund to support smaller community-level organizations in providing mentorship at the local level to diverse women.