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Trade Commissioner Service: Export Support for Women-Owned Businesses

March 29, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This 60-minute webinar will discuss Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) programs, resources and support available for Canadian SMEs, including the TCS network of trade commissioners located in 160+ locations worldwide, TCS funding and business support programs, and dedicated initiatives and events for Canadian women-owned and led companies.

Who Should Attend This Event?

Women-owned businesses interested in growing their business and expanding into global markets.


  • 3:00 – 3:10 pm – About the TCS
  • 3:10 – 3:15 pm – TCS network + regional office champions
  • 3:15 – 3:30 pm – CAN Export funding + how to apply (tips)
  • 3:30 – 3:35 pm – Canadian Technology Accelerator (CTAs) (focus on those for women-led companies)
  • 3:35 – 3:45 pm – TCS initiatives for women (upcoming trade missions and events)
  • 3:45 – 4:00 pm – Q&A



This webinar is open to all women-owned and other diverse businesses

Meet the Speakers


Debra Boyce
Debra Boyce is a Winnipeg-based Trade Commissioner in the Regional Office for Manitoba and Saskatchewan of Global Affairs Canada. She supports Manitoban exporters in the ICT, life science and creative industry sectors. Prior to her assignment in Winnipeg, she served as a trade commissioner in India, Indonesia and Trinidad and Tobago and as a public diplomacy officer at Canada’s embassy in Afghanistan. Before joining Global Affairs Canada in 2004, Debra worked as a journalist in Cambodia, Singapore and Hong Kong for various US media entities.


Reynolds Lauer
Reynolds Lauer is a Trade Commissioner with Global Affairs Canada. He is based in Saskatoon where he provides assistance to technology and life science companies. He has worked as a Trade Commissioner for the past two and half years and was previously a Senior Business Officer with PrairiesCan.