Newcomer Entrepreneur Women (N.E.W) Venture

Empowerment through Entrepreneurship

about us

Created & Designed For Newcomer Women

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. 

our objectives

From business idea to open for business

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.

Comprehensive Curriculum

Weekly virtual training sessions designed to develop your knowledge and skills as an entrepreneur.

1:1 Mentorship

Get matched with a mentor who understands your industry and has the network and experience to help you succeed.

Access Funding

Up to $10k in prize funding available plus receive support with accessing different funding opportunities


Participate in networking and industry events to grow your business connections and knowledge of the Canadian business landscape.


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eligibility requirements and application process.

Is this program right for you?

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:

Successful candidates will possess an entrepreneurial mindset and have the capacity to participate fully in the program.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to meet you.

"Many women entrepreneurs, particularly those with intersectional backgrounds, have less access to the social networks needed to participate fully in innovation ecosystems, and to innovative programs focusing on developing mentoring, networking and sponsorship. There is still much work to be done to level the playing field."

WEKH, The State of Women’s Entrepreneurship, Research Preview, 2023

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Funders and Partners