On Saturday, Minister Ng announced that the Government of Canada will provide $15 million in additional funding to support women entrepreneurs through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES). This money will go directly to select organizations that are currently WES Ecosystem Fund recipients and will help women entrepreneurs through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additionally, the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) for small businesses application portal opens at 8:00 a.m. EST on May 25, 2020. The program provides relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

Do you have questions about how COVID-19 may be affecting our programs, and the BC music community? We’re available to you throughout this challenging time. Please reach out to info@musicbc.org for information or review our industry resources page.