Benevolently

Benevolently is a technology and learning platform that provides curated opportunities for one person to help another without expectation of return. We bring people together for compassionate acts.

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Angels of Impact

Angels of Impact is a social enterprise that aims to eradicate poverty by uniting women and Indigenous communities as agents of change and serves as a fund and network that supports their enterprises as they transition from medium-sized ventures to sustainable businesses.

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Development Impact & You

This organization offers a veritable bonanza of practical tools to help shape your ideas. This is a perfect place for social entrepreneurs to look for business canvas models and more as they flesh out the How of their projects.

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League of Innovators

League of Innovators aims to bring youth age 15-25 out-of-the-box experiences that will build and sharpen their skills. Building their confidence, empowering them to create and take charge of their future, and recognize the power that they hold as innovators and entrepreneurs in our ever-evolving economy.

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Hello Alice

Hello Alice is the first machine learning technology to help business owners find their path by matching them to personalized opportunities and resources. Whether you’ve owned a business for years or you just had a brilliant idea in the shower, Hello Alice works by matching you with opportunities, locally and online, that will help you start and grow a business.

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Women’s Enterprise Centres of Canada

Committed to the growth of women’s entrepreneurship, the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) works with women’s enterprise support organizations to champion innovation, broaden expertise, and enhance collaboration. WEOC’s members support women entrepreneurs by providing an array of services, including business skills development, access to financing, networking and export opportunities.

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Women’s Enterprise Centre

Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own business. WEC also provides business skills training, personalized business advice, mentoring, practical business resources and a supportive community to help women business owners gain the skills, mindset, financing and networks they need to realize their business potential.

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Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub

The Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) shares research and resources on women entrepreneurs in Canada. Made up of 10 regional hubs, WEKH includes a network of over 250 organizations, reaching more than 100,000 women entrepreneurs.

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WEConnect International

WEConnect International helps drive money into the hands of women business owners by enabling them to compete in the global marketplace. WEConnect International connects member buyers to women-owned sellers based outside of the US, enhances their capabilities to transact business and instills confidence that sellers meet buyers’ standards for women-owned businesses.

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Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program

This program is designed to make it easier for entrepreneurs with disabilities or ongoing health conditions to pursue their business goals by providing access to a network of business professionals and resources.

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EMgirls

EMGirls (the EM part is for EMpower) is a youth-led nonprofit organization that aims to empower girls by continually challenging them to step out of their comfort zones. EMGirls aims to bridge the gender gap in the entrepreneurship field and acts as a catalyst for girls to hone their confidence, resilience, and critical thinking.

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Black Innovation Alliance

The Black Innovation Alliance (BIA) is comprised of support organizations that serve Black innovators. Their mission is to ensure that Black ownership is increasing through equitable participation in the innovation economy.

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Feminist Enterprise Commons

A brave, Zuckerberg-free co-working, mutual aid and learning space for feminists who aim to build anti-oppressive, anti-racist, socially just, generative enterprises or community projects that challenge patriarchal business culture, extractive capitalism, white supremacy, colonization, and straight lines.

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Black and Brown Founders

This organization provides community, education, and access to Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, allowing them to launch and build tech businesses with modest resources.

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StartOut

StartOut’s mission is to increase the number, diversity, and impact of LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs and amplify their stories to drive the economic empowerment of the community.

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Kanuu Indigineous Innovation

Kanuu is an Indigenous-led social enterprise that provides skill development, coaching, and ongoing support in entrepreneurship for Indigenous Peoples in Canada and beyond.

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Centre for Social Innovation (CSI)

How I wish we had one of these in Vancouver! If you’re in Toronto or New York, though, you’re in luck. They are basically hubs where you can connect with likeminded community ventures for events, desk/office space rental, mentorship and more.

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Hella Social Impact

Where does your initiative stand on racial justice? Take the Hella Racial Justice Spectrum Assessment and find out. Hella Social Impact exists to Notice, Name, and Dismantle™ systems of white supremacy, patriarchy, and other forms of oppression that marginalize, exclude, exploit, and harm Black and Non-Black People of Color (NBPOC).

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