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This one's for the entrepren-hers.

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604-829-5560
Mon - Fri: 9 am to 5 pm 
Sat: 9 am to 3 pm

By phone

604-829-5560
Mon - Fri: 9 am to 5 pm 
Sat: 9 am to 3 pm


If you have any questions, or you'd like to learn more about the program, please email us at  unitywomenentrepreneursprogram@vancity.com or contact your Community Business Account Manager or Small Business Advisor. And if you're ready to apply, simply select the button below.

If you have any questions, or you'd like to learn more about the program, please email us at unitywomenentrepreneursprogram@vancity.com or contact your Community Business Account Manager or Small Business Advisor. And if you're ready to apply, simply select the button below.

Vancity and Women’s Enterprise Centre are proud to announce that the Unity Women Entrepreneurs Program is better than ever, and is now accepting new applicants. We've made changes to give women, and anyone who identifies as a woman or non-binary individual, more access to the funds they need, more networking opportunities with like-minded people, and more advice from experienced mentors. So, whether you’re just starting out or trying to grow your business, you can tailor your support program to meet your unique needs.

It's better than ever

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  • Connect with other business owners in WEC’s peer and one-to-one mentoring programs.
  • Access and explore WEC’s resource library and connect with Business Advisors who will help you achieve your goals no matter what stage your business is at.
  • Receive ongoing support to develop your skills, manage risk, and plan for the future.
  • Make connections with a supportive community of women entrepreneurs.

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Women's Enterprise Centre support services

About Women’s Enterprise Centre
Women’s Enterprise Centre is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own businesses. Women’s Enterprise Centre has fueled the success of women-led businesses since 1995, providing business loans up to $150K, business advice, skills training, mentoring, practical resources and a supportive community to help women business owners gain the skills, mindset, financing and networks they need to realize their business potential.

1The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is based on the loan requiring a monthly interest payment based on the outstanding balance where the APR is set at Vancity Prime +3% per annum. APR assumes no fees apply.

2As per Vancity normal lending guidelines and qualification criteria.

The Annual Percentage Rate (APR) is based on the loan being interest free for the first 6 months: 0% per annum and after 6 months, the APR is set at Vancity Prime + 1.5% per annum. The APR is based on a $5,000 loan with monthly payments starting after 6 months and paid through a 5 year term. APR assumes no fees apply.

1 2 Rates subject to change without notice.

Vancity Prime is the variable rate of interest per year declared from time to time to be the prime rate for Canadian dollar loans made by Vancity. The interest rate on your loan will change whenever Vancity Prime varies.

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Vancity Unity Women Entrepreneur loans

Start-Up 

(for women-owned businesses operating for at least 6 months)

  • Variable rate line of credit
  • Access up to $20,000
  • Get a lending rate of prime + 3%1
  • Simplified approval process
  • Complimentary support and advice through Women's Enterprise Centre

Growth 

(for women-owned businesses operating for at least 12 months)

  • Variable rate term loan
  • Access up to $100,0002
  • Get a lending rate of prime + 1.5%3
  • Maximum term of 60 months
  • Interest-free for first 6 months
  • Complimentary support and advice through Women's Enterprise Centre

Start-Up 

(for women-owned businesses operating for at least 6 months)

  • Variable rate line of credit
  • Access up to $20,000
  • Get a lending rate of prime + 3%1
  • Simplified approval process
  • Complimentary support and advice through Women's Enterprise Centre


Growth 

(for women-owned businesses operating for at least 12 months)

  • Variable rate term loan
  • Access up to $100,0002
  • Get a lending rate of prime + 1.5%3
  • Maximum term of 60 months
  • Interest-free for first 6 months
  • Complimentary support and advice through Women's Enterprise Centre
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Vancity offers lending in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley (up to and including Hope), Victoria, and Sea to Sky region. Any applications from outside of these areas for the Start-Up Option will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The Growth Option is not available outside of Vancity's lending region.