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 Videos

Members of the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee on the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap Announced (September 13, 2019)
Rachel Mielke (Hillberg & Berk) speaks to the importance of the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee
Report on Women Entrepreneurship in Saskatchewan Released (May 20, 2020)
Final Report of Recommendations Released by the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee (July 27, 2020)
WESK Launches New Initiatives to Close the Gender Entrepreneurship Gap In SK (April 8, 2021)
Learn more about the Saskatchewan Advisory Committee

Additional Information

Meet the Circle of Builders

Eric Clark

COO & Partner, PFM Capital Inc.

Jason Drummond

President, Drummond Group

Greg Yuel

President & CEO, PIC Investment Group Inc.

Noteworthy Dates

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.