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Regional Clustering Model for Aboriginal Women [Women’s Economic Council, WEC]

Publisher: 
Women's Economic Council
Year of publication: 
2011

This report identifies a Cluster Model as a framework for successfully engaging, supporting and
guiding Aboriginal women and other marginalized women towards self-employment and/or leading and
participating in business enterprises.

Women Business Owners in Atlantic Canada 2019 [Centre for Women in Business, CWB]

Publisher: 
Centre for Women in Business
Year of publication: 
2019

This 2019 research study is the most comprehensive to
date and while it provides a comparative analysis between
2003 and 2019, the emphasis of the analysis is placed
on the more relevant data between 2012 and 2019. The
updated information allows for an understanding of the
status of WBOs in Atlantic Canada and the directional
trends of the key criteria of both studies. New to this
study was a review of WBOs who identified as members
of other under-represented groups (Indigenous People,

The Double-Bind Dilemma for Women in Leadership: Damned if You Do, Doomed if You Don’t [Catalyst]

Author: 
Publisher: 
Catalyst
Year of publication: 
2007

This report analyzes open-ended answers to survey questions as well as one-on-one interviews to reveal that gender stereotypes can create several predicaments for women leaders. Because they are often evaluated against a “masculine” standard of leadership, women are left with limited and unfavorable options, no matter how they behave and perform as leaders. In particular, three predicaments put women in a double bind and can potentially undermine their leadership as well as their own advancement options:

Regional Innovation Ecosystems, RIE [Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, ACOA]

Publisher: 
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Year of publication: 
2019

Funding under this program stream helps create, grow and develop strong and inclusive regional networks that support business growth and innovation. This will foster the entrepreneurial environment necessary for more innovative regional economies and increase the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).

Aboriginal women lead the way in Canada’s labour markets [Tavia Grant]

Author: 
Publisher: 
The Globe and Mail
Year of publication: 
2015

“Aboriginal women are “leading the way in labour markets,” according to a recent Toronto-Dominion Bank paper that finds they have seen the “largest bounce back” in employment since the 2008-2009 recession, compared with aboriginal men and the non-aboriginal population.”

Nations Construction Consulting: An Aboriginal Business Success Story [Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, AANDC]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Year of publication: 
2013

“Deanna Johnson, an Aboriginal woman living in Chilliwack, British Columbia, has proven that women can succeed in the construction world. Through her business, Nations Construction & Consulting, she builds quality homes for First Nations people and inspires her community.”

The Potential Contribution of Aboriginal Canadians to Labour Force, Employment, Productivity and Output Growth in Canada, 2001-2017 [Andrew Sharpe, Jean-Francois Arsenault and Simon Lapointe]

Publisher: 
Centre for the Study of Living Standards
Year of publication: 
2007

“The report is divided into seven main sections. After a brief discussion of the motivation for and the methodology of the report, the second section reviews the importance of education for an improvement in labour market outcomes, income and other social indicators. The next section draws a portrait of the Aboriginal population, and of the possible improvements they need to achieve to reach the level of the non-Aboriginal population.

Fact Sheet: WOMEN AND POVERTY IN CANADA [Canadian Women’s Foundation]

Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Foundation
Year of publication: 
2018

This fact sheet discusses commonly asked questions about women in poverty in Canada

Women's Economic Empowerment - A CESO Perspective [Canadian Executive Service Organization, CESO]

Publisher: 
Canadian Executive Service Organization

"CESO (Canadian Executive Service Organization)has mentored thousands of women over its 45-year history. Through this experience CESO has refined its partnership model, which works by aligning client needs with the specific expertise of volunteer advisors who have, on average, 25 years of experience and who are leaders in their industries and professions. CESO’s international work in economic development and governance illustrates the positive impact and lasting change that is possible through targeted support at the individual, business, and government level.

IWCL Case Study: Women of Membertou [Coady International Institute]

Publisher: 
Coady International Institute
Year of publication: 
2012

"Women of Membertou illustrates how innovative approaches to education can be securely tethered to the richness of the past, providing a platform for children’s well-being and educational achievement."

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