Empowerment through Entrepreneurship
Newcomer Entrepreneur Women’s (N.E.W) Venture is a program delivered by the Syrian Canadian Foundation (SCF) with the mission to empower newcomer and refugee women through entrepreneurship.
We believe that entrepreneurship can provide a path to economic and social integration for newcomer and refugee women by creating opportunities for income stability, expanding their social and business networks and developing their overall confidence and sense of belonging.
AT SCF, we are committed to creating a supportive and collaborative environment where each of our participants have the resources, opportunities and conditions they need to succeed.
N.E.W Venture is a 6-month intensive program that offers participants the opportunity to develop their business idea into a viable business.
We do this through weekly training sessions, 1:1 mentorship, support with access to funding opportunities and ongoing networking and in-person events.
WEKH, The State of Women’s Entrepreneurship, Research Preview, 2023
N.E.W Venture is a 6-month intensive program launching September 2023.
This program is specifically for newcomer and refugee women who are motivated to launch their own business and have an existing business idea they are passionate about.
Specifically, applicants must meet the following qualifications: