Women's Business Accelerator
The Women Business Accelerator (WBA) is a program for newcomer women interested in receiving business training and support to start a business in Canada. Participants will attend weekly training sessions led by industry professionals and receive one-on-one business coaching. This program is open to participants who have a business idea or are interested in starting a business in Canada.
By the end of the program, participants will have a completed a business plan and had the opportunity to pitch their business idea to a panel of industry professionals for feedback.
Upon completion of the program, eligible participants have the opportunity to apply for a small business loan through ACCESS Community Capital Fund for up to $5,000 to start or grow their business.
Program Location: Dorset Park Community Hub, 1911 Kennedy Road, Scarborough, ON, M1P 2L9
Program Dates: March 30, 2020 - May 13, 2020 (every Monday and Wednesday)
Program Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Applicant eligibility criteria:
• Be a permanent resident or convention refugee or live-in caregiver with a legal right to work in Canada
• Must have a business idea or be interested in starting a business in Canada
Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria will be invited for an in-person interview with a representative from Access Community Capital Fund. During this time a government issued ID, verification of immigration status (PR card, Notice of Decision), and proof of address (utility bill, phone bill, etc.) will be required.
Free childcare and public transportation reimbursement will be offered to participants.
If you have any questions or require assistance in completing this application form, please contact us at
or call (416)462-0496.
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