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BMO, in collaboration with Deloitte, is pleased to present the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program.
10 Women-Owned Businesses in Canada will each receive a $10,000 grant, and an additional 8 will receive a $2,500 grant for their business.
Sustainability is fundamental to BMO’s Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. In line with BMO’s commitment to direct capital to achieve positive sustainability impacts, applicants for the 2021 BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program will be evaluated for their contribution to social, environmental and/or economic sustainability outcomes. Applicants are asked to demonstrate how they are creating positive impacts, or minimizing negative impacts, for their customers, communities, employees and/or other stakeholders. Impacts can be generated through an organization’s policies, practices or products, where these advance sustainability objectives such as those of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Is my business eligible to apply?
To be eligible, you must be able to convey how your business is contributing to social, environmental and/or economic sustainability outcomes.
Applicants must also meet all eligibility criteria, including:
is a resident of Canada, and
has reached the legal age of majority in their province or territory
is at least 51% owned or controlled by women or by individual(s) who self-identify as women,
is headquartered in Canada with a minimum 50% of revenue tied to business sales done in Canada,
is currently active and operating in Canada,
is a for-profit business with annual revenues of $10 million CAD or less, and
has been in operation selling a product or service for a minimum of 2 years as of January 1, 2021
NOTE: Applicants who received a grant from the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program in 2020 are not eligible to participate in the 2021 program. For full details on the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program, please click here for the Official Terms and Conditions.
What information is needed to apply for a grant?
The application itself requires providing basic information about the business owner(s) and the business. Each applicant must answer a series of short questions about the sustainability impacts that have been incorporated into their business. Each applicant must also create a short video and include the URL with their application. (Additional Information for Video Submission)
For further information on the grant program and sustainability, watch our BMO Grant Program Education/Support Webinar below:
As a Black Business Woman and Entrepreneur in Canada, are you interested in learning more about the opportunities and funding support of the recent program announced by the Prime Minister for Black Business Owners? Send us an email and you will be notified of the next WWN zoom conference meetings.
Find below the Press Release by the office of the Prime Minister.
Every day, Black business owners and entrepreneurs make invaluable contributions to communities across the country, and their success is essential to Canada’s economic recovery and future prosperity.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated existing systemic barriers faced by Black entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized business owners in Canada. While we have made progress in advancing equitable access to support and opportunities, much more needs to be done to better help Black business owners and entrepreneurs, and address anti-Black racism.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced investments of up to nearly $221 million in partnership with Canadian financial institutions – including up to nearly $93 million from the Government of Canada over the next four years – to launch Canada’s first-ever Black Entrepreneurship Program. This program will help thousands of Black business owners and entrepreneurs across the country recover from this crisis and grow their businesses.