The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) is a one-stop source of knowledge, data and best practices for women entrepreneurs.
In 2018, through a competitive process, the Government of Canada awarded Ryerson University, located in Toronto, Ontario, up to $8.62 million over three years to establish the Hub. In Budget 2021, the government committed a further $5 million to support the Hub's work.
National in scope, WEKH is made up of 10 regional hubs that work together to coordinate activities in different regions. Each of the regional hubs brings its unique area of expertise and specialization to WEKH.
With a network of over 300 partners, WEKH brings together researchers, business support organizations and key stakeholders to create a more inclusive and supportive environment to grow women's entrepreneurship in Canada. Together, they are supporting the advancement of women entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds throughout the innovation ecosystem.
The Hub's activities include:
- collecting, analyzing and disseminating information, and/or advancing research on women's entrepreneurship;
- supporting and sharing best practices and knowledge among women business support organizations;
- reporting on the progress of women entrepreneurs in Canada, including a review of the Canadian entrepreneurship ecosystem's supports for women.
To learn more or join the community, visit www.wekh.ca.