CANIE AWARDS – COVID-19 International Collaboration Award
The winner of the 2020 CANIE COVID-19 International Collaboration Award is the Entrepreneurial Leadership & Learning Alliance – ELLA program. Led by York University in partnership with Small Business Enterprise Centres across York Region, the ELLA program provides training and support programs, free of cost, to women entrepreneurs. Launched in March, the ELLA Altitude Program, is providing training and support for women-led ventures that aim to expand on a global scale. From networking opportunities to focused mentorship and workshops, this 4-month empowering program will allow 10 women entrepreneurs to gain comprehensive knowledge on international trade and access to seasoned entrepreneurs. With a strong mandate to support women to rise in entrepreneurship, the ELLA program is committed to reduce the gap of gender inequality in entrepreneurship and support women-owned enterprises to succeed abroad.