Are you an Indigenous woman who dreams of owning your own business?

Matchstick is the spark you need to get started!

This FREE training program will help you transform your dream to reality, guiding you through how to write your business plan to what to do once your plan is ready. Along the way, you’ll learn from successful entrepreneurs — and how YOU can be one, too!

Training is just the beginning.

After you’ve completed your 8 weeks of weekly business planning workshops, you can count on Matchstick for the ongoing advising, mentoring and access to financing you need to grow your business AND your confidence! We’re on this journey with you!

Why Matchstick?

“Our women are the life givers and caregivers in our Nations. You are the heart and soul of all our families and communities. When you succeed we all succeed.”
– Chief Bobby Cameron, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations

WESK believes ALL entrepreneurs should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and recognition. Together with our partners, Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN), Saskatchewan Indian Equity Foundation (SIEF), First Nations University of Canada and FHQ Developments, we created Matchstick to help Indigenous women like you:

  • start and grow businesses
  • employ people in your communities
  • fuel economic growth in Saskatchewan for generations to come!

We believe in your dream. We believe in YOU. Let’s spark something amazing TOGETHER!

Who is eligible?

All Indigenous women are welcome to join Matchstick. Indigenous encompasses all Aboriginal peoples of Canada including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. No proof of ethnicity or business experience is required. Simply sign up and attend!

Where and when is the training?

As many women can participate as possible, we will be hold weekly business planning workshops in Saskatoon, Regina, Fort Qu’Appelle, Yorkton, Prince Albert, North Battleford and Onion Lake. We’re still finalizing details, but training will be 6-8 weeks, with the first round beginning in early 2019:

Regina January 23 – February 27

Fort Qu’Appelle January 24 – February 28

Saskatoon March 6 – April 10

North Battleford April 26 – May 24

Prince Albert May 3 – May 31


Get the inside scoop of Matchstick, how it came to be and where we are headed with the program, by reading our recent edition of the Connect Newsletter.

Sign up for Matchstick E-blast here to get all the latest updates! And feel free to invite your friends.
Who knows? You might spark someone else to go after their dream, too!

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