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2022/23 Micro-Grants: December 13, 2022 – February 14, 2023

2022/23 Micro-Grants: December 13, 2022 – February 14, 2023

2022/23 Micro-Grants: December 13, 2022 - February 14, 2023Save the Date! The Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation (IEF) 2022/23 Micro-grant application portal opens December 13, 2022, at 10am ET. We have six $5000 cash micro-grants available under four...

Announcing the 2022 CANIE Awards Winners

Announcing the 2022 CANIE Awards Winners

On November 16, 2022, we announced the talented winners of the 40th Annual CANIE Awards, presented in partnership with UPS Canada. Many Canadians tuned in during the live airing of our much anticipated 2022 CANIE Awards Virtual Grand Finale Gala to cheer on all the...

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #9

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #9

What's in this Issue News Announcing the 2022 CANIE Award Winners! Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation 2022/23 Micro-grants Entrepreneur Spotlight: Styawat Leigh Joseph, Founder of Sḵwálwen Botanicals Upcoming Events November 26, 2022: Small Business Saturday...

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #8

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #8

2022 CANIE Award Semi-Finalist Video Releasee; Quo #GoSmallCanada Challenge; Entrepreneur Spotlight: Adeba and Nando Oturkar, Founders of PaperSpree; Business Financing Forum September 28th, 2022; Startup Day (formerly Startup on the Hill) October 20th, 2022; Canadian Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) – it’s not too late to apply!

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #7

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #7

Announcing the Phase Two 2022 CANIE Award Semi-finalists! Entrepreneur Spotlight: Evelyne Nyairo, M.Sc., P.Biol., founder and CEO of Ellie Bianca. September 15th, 2022: SHOW ME THE MONEY! How to access and leverage your CDAP federal grant money. LIMITED time offering – free course designed to drive sales and profit. CFIB: Put money back in your pocket with credit card class action settlement

Announcing the 2022 CANIE Awards Phase Two Semifinalists

Announcing the 2022 CANIE Awards Phase Two Semifinalists

We are proud to announce our Phase Two 2022 CANIE Award category semi-finalists! 

Of the hundreds of inspiring applications we received, each of the semi-finalists was stand-out in social innovation, community leadership, and resilience in business. Check out each of our semi-finalists and their businesses.

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #6

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #6

Phase Two 2022 CANIE Awards Applications & Nominations Open until July 25, 2022. Announcing the Phase One 2022 CANIE Award Semi-finalists! UPS Article: Supporting Canadian Businesses During 2022’s Supply Chain Challenges. Thank you for your support! The Great Canadian Giving Challenge

Announcing the 2022 CANIE Awards Phase One Semifinalists

Announcing the 2022 CANIE Awards Phase One Semifinalists

We are proud to announce our Phase One 2022 CANIE Award category semi-finalists! 

Of the hundreds of inspiring applications we received, each of the semi-finalists were stand-outs in social innovation, community leadership, and resilience in business. Check out each of our semi-finalists and their businesses.

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #5

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #5

Phase One 2022 CANIE Awards extension, Message from our CEO, Phase Two 2022 CANIE Awards, The Great Canadian Giving Challenge, Global Impact Innovation Spotlight, FREE Virtual Boot Camp offered by OWNR, Startup Canada Podcast takeover, Pow Wow Pitch Indigenous Entrepreneur Awards.

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #4

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #4

Message from New CEO, The 2022 CANIE Awards Phase One will close on May 31st: APPLY HERE, Canadian Innovation Week: LEARN MORE, Information from Statistics Canada, IEF Sponsor Highlight: Have you checked out the UPS EXPRESS BOX yet?

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #3

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #3

2022 CANIE Awards, CANIE Round Tables, New UPS Express Box, Indigenous Youth Entrepreneurship Survey, Useful News and Information, Startup Canada Global Program, Get to Know the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation. The Foundation creates a monthly newsletter to...

Get to know the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation

Get to know the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation

IEF Profile Piece to Pitch An interview with our Executive Director, Sally J M Douglas. Purpose: To introduce the Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundations (IEF) and showcase their small but growing team and the work they are committed to.  Framing: To help Canadians...

Complimentary Tickets for All Things People Conference 2022

Complimentary Tickets for All Things People Conference 2022

We’re putting the ‘People’ in ‘People Operations’ On March 24th and 25th, our friends at Venture for Canada will host their first virtual conference, All Things People! You can learn more about this event below: Venture for Canada is bringing its vast network together...

Announcing The 2021/22 Micro-Grant Recipients

Announcing The 2021/22 Micro-Grant Recipients

Introduction The Innovators & Entrepreneurs Foundation is a charity whose mission is to support and celebrate businesses and their owners from marginalized communities in Canada. While in our infancy we have ambitious plans for growth recognizing the many needs of...

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #2

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #2

CANIE Micro-Grants Winner Announcement,  Meta's Work, The 2022 CANIE Awards, UPS Members Opportunity, Startup Canada Mentorship Program, Cupid Sting Annual Safety For All Event, BDC, Our Team. The Foundation creates a monthly newsletter to keep you up to speed with...

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #1: Let’s Get Started!

CANIE’s NEWSLETTER ISSUE #1: Let’s Get Started!

The Foundation creates a monthly newsletter to keep you up to speed with our programs and initiatives, share information about tools and services in the market that could be of use to your business, and to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship. Please sign up...

The CANIE Tables Report 2021 – Rise Together

The CANIE Tables Report 2021 – Rise Together

Introduction - Rise Together To understand the needs, opportunities and challenges faced by entrepreneurs and innovators in Canada, The Foundation is committed to investment in research. As a first step to a much larger strategy planned in 2022, we brought together...

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