Saskatchewan Advisory Committee
The Saskatchewan Advisory Committee on the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap will draw on new and existing evidence, and utilize the expertise of our Committee members to advise on the development of strategy, policy, and activity to level the playing field, as well as serving as spokespeople for women entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan.
Why it Matters
There is a significant gender gap in entrepreneurship in Canada. Women entrepreneurs contribute $148 billion to our economy and closing this gap for the sake of economic activity has the potential to add another $150 to $420 billion. By understanding and addressing the unique barriers that women entrepreneurs face, we can enhance opportunities to scale businesses and boost economic growth in our province. That’s why we’ve created the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee — for you to succeed in the pursuit of your dreams.
Saskatchewan Advisory Committee VideosLearn more about the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee
WESK Reports on Entrepreneurship
Enabling Scale in Saskatchewan Report
Final Report of Recommendations from the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee on the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap. This report is respectfully presented to the Government of Saskatchewan by the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee on…
Feb 12, 2021
Women Entrepreneurs in Saskatchewan Report
Economic Statistics, Prepared for WESK by PwC on May 20, 2020. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) was engaged by Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan (“WESK”) to estimate metrics that describe women entrepreneurship activity…
Feb 12, 2021
Women Entrepreneurship in Canada Report
Report prepared for WESK by PwC, October 2018. In Saskatchewan, small business is BIG business. Almost 99% of businesses are small businesses. In 2016, small businesses accounted for 31% of…
Feb 12, 2021
COO & Partner, PFM Capital Inc.
President, Drummond Group
President & CEO, PIC Investment Group Inc.
October 29, 2018: WESK releases the “Women Entrepreneurship in Canada” Report (Commissioned through PwC)
May 2, 2019: Plans to establish a WESK-led Saskatchewan Advisory Committee announced by the Government of Saskatchewan
September 13, 2019: Members of the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee announced
September 13, 2019: Committee Meeting #1 – Enabling Scale
November 15, 2019: Committee Meeting #2 – Access to Capital, Networks, and Mentors
January 9, 2020: Committee Meeting #3 – Influencing Policy
March 12, 2020: Committee Meeting #4 – Creating Awareness
May 14, 2020: Committee Meeting #5 – Review of Recommendation
July 22, 2020: WESK releases final report of recommendations (Enabling Scale in Saskatchewan)
April 1, 2021: WESK releases new initiatives addressing four of the recommendations listed in the Enabling Saskatchewan Report.