WESK’s Response to COVID-19

At WESK, we recognize that the current situation has a significant impact on small business owners. We are working to do all we can to minimize the impact of COVID-19 and support our clients during this period of uncertainty. Our offices might be closed for now, but we’re still open for business.

Here’s What We’ve Been Up To:

  1. Our business advisors are (remotely) here for you. Reach out – it’s included with your membership. 
  2. Webinar Wednesdays – We’re offering free webinars every week
  3. From on-demand webinars to blog posts, our Resource Library is packed with information to help you succeed. 
  4. We’re constantly updating this page with the latest COVID-19 information, resources, and tips for small business owners. 

More details are below.

The well-being of our community is at the forefront of all our decisions. We wish you and your loved ones the best during this difficult time. From all of us at WESK, be well and be safe.

Meet with an Advisor (Remotely)

Whether you are considering a loan or just need business advice, we encourage you to book an appointment with a business advisor to discuss further. All appointments will be conducted via phone or video conference at this time. If you have an advisor, reach out to them directly. If you don’t, follow the steps below.

WESK is committed to helping our clients through this difficult time and is providing reprieve for our loan clients. If you currently have a loan with us, please see below for your options. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or questions around your loan during this time. 

Other Ways We Can Help

Webinar Wednesdays with WESK
Open

Join us every Wednesday for a new live WESK Webinar! Visit our events page for more information on upcoming webinars.

Resources Library
Open

Looking for information to help you in your small business? Or maybe you’re still debating if entrepreneurship is right for you. Regardless of what you’re after, we’re here to help!

Our Resource Library is a one-stop shop for anything related to entrepreneurship and small business, and includes blog posts, recorded webinars, videos, and templates for variety of topics.

COVID-19 for Small Business Owners

An up-to-date and growing list of COVID-19 information, training, and resources for small business owners. 

WESK’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund
Open

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund was announced by the Government of Canada to provide financial support directly to small and medium-sized women-owned businesses. Loans of up to $60,000 were available through WESK to address COVID-19 impacts on short-term stability.

This access to financing supported small enterprises that are unable to access larger federal relief funding programs, or unable to obtain a loan/credit from traditional financial institutions, and that were struggling with working capital needs.

As of March 31, 2021, Applications for the RRRF are closed.

COVID-19 Small Business Tips – Blog and Webinar Resources
Open

COVID-19 & Mental Heath 

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