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In response to the ongoing needs of small- and medium-sized (SMEs) in our community, the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provided by the Government of Canada is continuing to offer financial support to women-owned and -led enterprises. The objective of this program is to assist western Canadian SMEs that do not qualify for federal government funding supports such as the Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA), the Business Credit Availability Program (BCAP), and others (see below). The Government of Canada has recently announced an additional top-up of $20,000 to the original $40,000 loan program, with the two loans totaling up…

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Posted 02/08/21 in Entrepreneur Spotlight, Our News, Uncategorized, Women of Manitoba, Women of Winnipeg

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Posted 02/02/21 in Event News, Our Events, Our News, Uncategorized, Women of Manitoba

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Posted 01/15/21 in Event News, Our Events, Our News, Women of Manitoba

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