Legault’s government will provide more support to women entrepreneurs in Quebec, as part of a strengthening incentive support programme.
Thus, an additional 26 companies will benefit from non-refundable financial support totaling $490,000.
The aim is to enable women entrepreneurs to “implement projects that promote the revival of Quebec’s economy in the post-pandemic period”.
In addition, selected companies will benefit from the 12-month support, to enable them to adapt their business model, products or services to the challenges of the pandemic and to re-launch their businesses.
For over a year, we have been constantly adapting to the new reality imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and slowly beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel. “I know that women entrepreneurs have been deeply affected by this health crisis,” Isabelle Charest, Minister Responsible for Education and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, said in a press release on Monday.
“Strengthening this program will give an additional impetus to many of them to realize recovery projects and participate in the growth of women’s entrepreneurship across Quebec. This is exactly what we need to ensure a sustainable and inclusive recovery of our economy,” noted the Minister of Economy, Lucy Lecour.
Since the beginning of the program, grants totaling $1.66 million have been awarded to 93 women-owned businesses.
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