The National Aboriginal Capital Corporations Association (NACCA)

Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneur Program

Summary:  Indigenous women are, and always have been, at the very heart of our communities. Entrepreneurship represents a promising pathway for Indigenous women to enrich their lives, strengthen their families and participate in the development of their communities.

In 2022, the Indigenous Women’s Entrepreneurship (IWE) Program launched across 32 IFIs in Canada. Through the program, Indigenous women have access to dedicated Business Support Officers, routine workshops and training, and micro-loans to help kick start and grow their businesses.

Developed in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), the program seeks to reduce barriers that Indigenous women face when starting or growing their businesses, and ensure that they have access to the training, resources, and capital they need to prosper and thrive.

For more information on the IWE Program, contact the IWE Team at