RE3 is a government funded program that provides non-repayable performance based contributions up to $5,000 to assist Southern Ontario women-led SMEs to rebuild, reopen and revive their businesses.
With the support of FedDev Ontario and the Government of Canada’s Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF), WindsorEssex Economic Development Corporation and Northumberland CFDC are working collaboratively within our regional entrepreneurial ecosystems to advance women-led SMEs across Ontario, effectively positioning for rapid and positive post-pandemic economic recovery.
Canadian women entrepreneurs are key to our economic success as a country, and they make invaluable contributions to our communities. However, women still face unique and systemic barriers to starting and growing a business, and they remain underrepresented in our economy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately impacted women entrepreneurs. It has severely affected sectors such as retail, hospitality and food services — sectors where women entrepreneurs are most present.
For these reasons, RE3 is focused on supporting and strengthening the position of Women-led SMEs in our economic recovery, reformation and revitalization.