The Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (CCSBE) is a Consortium Partner in the Canada-wide Women’s Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) initiative.

Announced in Budget 2018, the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy is designed to help women to grow their businesses with access to financing, talent, networks and expertise. The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) was created by the Government of Canada as part of this strategy. The WEKH serves as a one-stop source of knowledge, data and best practices for women entrepreneurs.

CCSBE’s role as a WEKH consortium partner is one that is mutually beneficial to both organizations and their mandates. CCSBE is well positioned to be a convening voice and undertake knowledge transfer and dissemination given that it is the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing entrepreneurship through research, education and practice in Canada.

In its role as a consortium partner, CCSBE will help co-ordinate activities within the WEKH focused on women’s entrepreneurship across Canada, including knowledge dissemination and mobilization, helping to extend the network, identifying research related to women’s entrepreneurship in the broader context, relevant to the mandate of both organizations, and supporting the sharing of results.