May 3, 2021

Know of a student who would like to be their own boss and earn up to $3000 this summer?

In This Issue

Upcoming Free Speaker Series

May 4th - Claire Bouvier, Small Business Advisor- KEDCO "Summer Company Opportunities for Student Entrepreneurs"

May 18th - Laura Southall, Financial Author will present, "Financial literacy and freedom for women"!

Women's Wellness with Dr. Sarah Wilson, ND " Waking up at 2 to 5am? We Have Help"

Resources To Grow Your Business

Upcoming Educational Webinars

Financial Resources, Grants for Your Business


Join us Tuesday, May 4th with Claire Bouvier, from SUMMER COMPANY

Entrepreneurial Students can earn up to $3000 and make their dream job a business reality!

From 7pm to 8pm

In collaboration with the Limestone District School Board, SHSM Programs

The Summer Company program, funded by the Ontario government, has been helping students, aged 15 to 29, start and run their own businesses since 2001. As a Summer Company entrepreneur, participants receive hands-on business mentoring from local business leaders and up to $3,000 to make their dream job a reality. If you’ve got a winning idea for starting a new business and are a student who is not afraid of hard work, you should consider applying to the Summer Company program - a great opportunity for enterprising young people who want to be their own BOSS!

The program provides hands-on business coaching and mentoring from local community business leaders who will work with you to make your Summer Company a reality. Learn more about Summer Company:

Claire is one of the Small Business Advisors at Kingston Economic Development Corporation, a Kingston-based influencer and serial entrepreneur. She believes that life should be about dedicating moments of your day to building and supporting meaningful relationships in your community.

She will be speaking about the Summer Company opportunities for students. Please do share this great resource with the young persons in your life!


Save the date May 18th, Virtual Presentation

Financial Literacy and Freedom for Women

With Speaker, Laura Southall

"Trying to understand what to do with your money can seem like a mystery. If you educate yourself, you can make the right decisions for yourself and your family. You can significant

EVENTBRITE Registration

Why Having Everything is Never Enough

With Speaker, Ophelia Rigault

How releasing the impact and hidden triggers of grief can bring peace, joy, and abundance galore! Grief is not always about death. We grieve how things used to be, and we grieve how we want things to be.

EVENTBRITE Registration

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Bringing the World of Art and Design together for Home Décor Ideas to Comfortable Lounging Fashion

See Our Featured Artists & Private Label Collection


Subscribe today to for your chance to win our Summer Urban Tote Bag & Aloette Package special.

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                                Draw:  May 10th 


Women's Wellness

Waking at 2-5am? We have help!

Sleep issues are the worst! There is nothing more frustrating than FINALLY getting to sleep, getting nice and cozy only to be woken up with a running to do list in your head. Here we break down why that is.

By Dr. Sarah Wilson, ND Founder of Advanced Women’s Health Centre Kingston

Meet Some of Our Community Members!

See Full List of Community Members Section

KVA Collections

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Today's Woman Traveller

Girls To Greece

From Sept 22 2021 to Oct 7, 2021 (15 nights)

ENCORE !! We are excited to be heading back to Greece on our annual favourite “Girls to Greece” program. Whether you appreciate beautiful scenery and amazing sunsets, love exploring and strolling down quaint narrow streets or are an ancient history buff, this tour has something for everyone to enjoy. I invite you to join me for this exciting and total Greek experience! LEARN MORE

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With the most advanced technology for commercial cleaning available, the Clorox Total 360 system, you get total coverage.
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Right At Home Kingston

Do you have a loved one who needs some help to stay at home safely? If you have any questions

reach out to Sue Robinson, Regional Manager & Care Planner for Right At Home Kingston.

Be In The Know 

If you Missed Nanci Corrigan’s Presentation in April?

Are your marketing and communications activities getting results?

Here it is on our YouTube Channel: Women Mean Business YouTube

Co-op laws, regulations, and permits Webinar

Presentation by ACFOMI

Thursday May 13, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Are you often lost in the legalities of a co-op from how to register your business to managing their regulations? This workshop will give you a better understanding of the legal workings of a co-op. This workshop will also teach you your rights and obligations when working with a co-op and you will be capable of registering your own co-op project. Phone 613-546-7863


Trade Accelerator Program - TAP

Help to Expand Your Business Internationally

This innovative and award-winning program is specifically designed to help small- to medium-sized enterprises by expanding their business internationally.

Learn more this April 30th - REGISTER

Women in Manufacturing   

May 13, 2021 at 1:00pm ET

Annex Business Media’s Manufacturing Group is teaming up to host a new virtual summit called Women in Manufacturing:

Featuring some of the biggest influencers in the Canadian manufacturing sector, as well as women who have trailblazed in their careers, the Women in Manufacturing Virtual Summit offers a live panel discussion, presentations and on-demand sessions where speakers will explore the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, share career advice and real-life experiences, recommend actions companies can take to recruit women and advance them to leadership positions, and much more. Free Virtual Event



Hire the best young talent with skills that are matched to your business

Access up to $7,500 wage subsidy when hiring a student


Kingston Pandemic Business Support Grant $10,000

Photo: Tourism Kingston


The City of Kingston and Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) are providing a funding program to support small to medium sized businesses in the City of Kingston that have been negatively affected byCOVID-19. KEDCO will be administering the program with the overall objective to support business recovery and transformation.


All expenses must be incurred between January 1, 2021and October 31, 2021. Final report and proof of payment can be submitted anytime after project completion and no later than November 7, 2021.

 Application deadline is April 30, 2021 at 5:00pm.  



Government Funding Available

New funding for small businesses in Canada was announced last week for small businesses through the Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF), with an increase in maximum support for enterprises from $40,000 to $60,000. The fund is backed by the Government of Canada through FedDev Ontario and is open to non-profit organizations and rural enterprises that were not eligible for other relief measures, as well as those that received other supports but need more backing to weather the second wave. The extra $1 million invested in RRRF is available to new applicants, and also to local businesses that are existing recipients but can now receive tops up of $20,000 in funding, with up to 50% of the additional funds taking the form of grants, and the balance as a 0% interest loan with no fees or charges.

Learn More

BBPA Boss Women Entrepreneur Training Program

Black Business and Professional Association

This program is a 13week long entrepreneurship training program with a robust curriculum inclusive of finance, business, marketing, research and wellness content. Facilitators from BDC, RBC, Google, Government of Canada and more will be present to share useful resources and tools for business success.

It’ll run every Tuesday, 6-7:30 pm.

To Register

Grants for Women in Apprenticeship

The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant for Women (AIG-W) helps you pay for expenses while you train as an apprentice in a Designated Red Seal Trade where women are underrepresented.

Learn More  

Get Government Funding to Help Cover COVID Costs

 If your business needs financial support to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE), there is government funding available up to $1,000 for small businesses with 2-9 employees in retail, food services and personal service sectors.  

 Click here for more details.


Funding for Business Women


More Resources to Help You Grow Your Business and YOU

Microsoft Launches Initiative to help 25 Million People Globally To Acquire Needed Digital Skills

Marketing Guide for Businesses Reopening During Coronavirus

Digital Main Street Announces Three New Programs

As part of a partnership between the Government of Canada and the Province of Ontario, Digital Main Street recently announced three new programs to support businesses across Ontario. From $2,500 Digital Transformation Grants to ShopHERE: a program to help you get selling online right away!

The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

(WEKH), in partnership with the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE), is delighted to launch a new sharing platform built by SheEO to help women entrepreneurs and the women who support them across Canada easily connect.

Kingston Mental Health Resources List

Need Help in Getting Your Business to Go Digital. 

Canada Emergency REsponse Benefit / CERB:

City of Kingston Tax Relief

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Covid 19 Tools & Resources for Business - Ontario Chamber of Commerce

Canadian Business Resilience Network

Public and private sector programs and initiatives across Canada that support businesses and their employees.

Kingston Community information and resources

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