Bolstering supports for new entrepreneurs and professionals at all levels of business promotes an inclusive economy that creates more opportunity for job growth and innovation. That is why the Government of Canada supports organizations such as the Prince Edward Island Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA), enabling women in PEI’s workforce to continue to benefit from the organization’s education and advocacy services, leadership workshops, mentoring and other essential programming.
Sean Casey, Member of Parliament for Charlottetown, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA), today announced program funding for PEIBWA.
Through its Business Development Program, ACOA is providing a non-repayable contribution of $304,086 over two years to PEIBWA to support women in PEI by providing business advisory services, access to resources and tools, professional and business skills development, networking opportunities and community outreach.
These investments build on commitments made by the Government of Canada and the four Atlantic provinces to drive economic growth in the region through the Atlantic Growth Strategy, by supporting strategic initiatives and organizations that help diversify and advance job opportunities within the business community.