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!

After you’ve completed your training, 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!

Upcoming Training Workshops:

Business Mentoring Circles

Spark your Business Plan with a Community of Like-minded Women. If you’ve participated in a Matchstick business planning workshop or are an Indigenous woman entrepreneur working on your business plan, take the next step with a Business Mentoring Circle!

Workshops are taking place in Saskatoon and Regina. Register for once-a-month mentoring circles from December 2019 to March 2020.

Register for the Saskatoon Business Mentoring Circle

Register for the Regina Business Mentoring Circle

Who will benefit from this training?

All Indigenous women, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, who are starting a business or seriously considering a business idea. No proof of ethnicity or business experience is required.

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!


If you have questions about Matchstick, please contact Matchstick Project Assistant Colleen Gnyp at or phone number (306) 477-6289.

To find out more on Matchstick and how it came to be, check out WESK’s 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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