Food Centre receives funding to expand and enhance its AWESOME Program
The Food Centre is pleased to announce that we are one of many recipients of funding through the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES). This funding will help us to continue our mission to support and grow women-led agri-food businesses through our AWESOME Program.
Government of Canada News Release
The project will focus on enhancing and expanding the services of the AWESOME Program (a 2018 WES funded project) and will aim to increase outreach to eight provinces and territories by focusing only on rural, indigenous, under 39 and newcomer women agri-food entrepreneurs. The AWESOME Program provides business start-ups and growth services through one-one-one and group education, including mentorship or coaching activities as part of the project. Project includes a focus on supporting women entrepreneurs with the ideation and prototyping of new food and beverage products.
To learn more about our AWESOME Program, please visit www.beawesome.ca. There will be some new and special focus for this program and will be updated on the AWESOME website soon.