Wachiay announces new women’s program

The Wachiay Friendship Centre has a new program designed to help women of aboriginal descent create new small (micro) businesses.

The Wachiay Friendship Centre is pleased to announce a new program designed to help women of aboriginal descent create new small (micro) businesses. The initiative is federally funded.

Anyone interested can come to the information session July 16 at 9:30 a.m. at Wachiay (1625B McPhee Avenue, Courtenay).

Contact Lisa at Wachiay at 250-338-7793, ext. 261 or e-mail lisa@wachiay.com for more information.

Wachiay will be running a Small Business Incubator Centre, offering office space, computer and Internet access, and many resources, training and personal mentoring intended to deliver all the skills needed for aboriginal women to start a business of any kind. No idea is too small, or big to be considered, and best of all, it’s all free.

The first intake is scheduled to begin shortly. Space is limited to four to six entrepreneurs at a time. The office space at the centre will last several months, and include a special, hands-on small business creation program delivered by successful entrepreneurs. Training and resource materials will also be provided free of charge. There are several intakes of aboriginal women would-be entrepreneurs planned over a one year period.

Interested parties are encouraged to attend the information session.

— Wachiay Friendship Centre

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