Canadian Banks Join Forces To Support Canadian Women Entrepreneurs During COVID-19

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Last update: April 20, 2020 On April 9th, 2020 WBE Canada had the pleasure of hosting a ground breaking webinar with senior women leaders from all of its member financial institutions to discuss business financing during COVID-19. Moderated by Ashlee Froese, Lawyer at Froese Law, a Canadian Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Company, this event…

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Strategies for Women Owned Businesses During COVID-19

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By Silvia Pencak COVID-19 has brought an unprecedented amount of change to the business world and economies around the world in a very short period of time.  There are 3 types of businesses coping with this crisis. The first group is directly impacted by this pandemic and they have had to shut their doors due…

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Insurance Policy Protection and COVID-19

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By Ashlee Froese With a number of provinces declaring a provincial state of emergency and, as of March 22, 2020, the Federal government examining the Emergencies Act (but not yet enacting it), it is clear that we are in exceptional times.  Businesses opt into insurance policies to guard against the impact of exceptional times.  We always hope…

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No Force Majeure in Your Contract? You May Have Options

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By Ashlee Froese In the previous article we discussed the relevance of force majeure clauses in contracts during the Covid 19 crisis. (A force majeure clause can allow for non-performance on contractual obligations to be excused without penalty.) You can read the article here. But what if you don’t have a force majeure contained in your…

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Coronavirus: Triggering the World’s Force Majeure

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By Ashlee Froese We are now starting to understand the global impact of Coronavirus and that it goes well beyond health issues. Its impact is reverberating throughout the global economy. Factories, cities and, literally, countries have been shut down. With the vast number of consumer goods companies relying on Chinese manufactured goods, the global supply…

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Information and Support for Businesses through Provinces

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WBE Canada compiled the following resources to help you find the necessary information and support for your business directly in your province. Alberta Alberta Government – support for businesses Provincial info page May 13 – Western Economic Diversification Canada launches Regional Relief and Recovery Fund to support local economy March 17 – Alberta declared a public…

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Business Tips for Tackling the Covid-19 Pandemic

WBE Canada compiled the following business tips and resources to help you tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Upcoming training Recorded sessions Government Funding & Financial Support During COVID-19: Opportunities & Strategies for Women Owned Businesses (Source: WBE Canada) Human Resources During Uncertain Times (Source: BMO for Women) Coping with COVID-19: The economy, business planning & tax…

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COVID-19 Updates & Information For Businesses

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Last update: September 1, 2020 WBE Canada Team is compiling a list of updates and resources to help Canadian women-owned businesses navigate necessary information and resources for your business. Bookmark this page for future updates.  WBE Canada May 25 – WBE Canada announced its upcoming “Keep Selling, Keep Going” webinar for Wednesday June 10, 2020…

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Resources & Procurement Opportunities for Businesses during COVID-19

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Last update: July 24, 2020 WBE Canada is collecting important resources for Canadian WBEs to support you during the COVID-19 crisis. Check back as this list will be updated on an ongoing basis.  Resources Business Tips & Resources  Financial Support & Taxes Provincial Resources Procurement Opportunities Tender opportunity – The Public Health Agency of Canada…

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President’s Message: COVID-19

Silvia Pencak

We are in unprecedented times. The spread of COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of our lives, and things are changing quickly. I wanted to provide an update on the actions WBE Canada is taking to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our clients, our team and their families. We have taken the following preventive measures:…

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