Export Development Canada (EDC)

“At EDC, we’re committed to reducing barriers for women-owned and -led businesses seeking to grow internationally. Whether you need better access to capital, tools to manage risk, or knowledge about foreign markets, we’re here to support your success.”

Catherine Beach, National Lead, Women in Trade, EDC
Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian businesses make an impact at home and abroad. EDC has the financial products and knowledge Canadian companies need to confidently enter new markets, reduce financial risk and grow their business as they go from local to global. Together, EDC and Canadian companies are building a more prosperous, stronger and sustainable economy for all Canadians.

With a strategy to support women-owned and -led businesses at every stage of their export journey, EDC aims to empower women entrepreneurs to go, grow and succeed beyond borders. Our commitment includes a $200 million fund to provide equity growth capital to Canadian exporting businesses owned and led by people identifying as women, Indigenous, Black and other dimensions of diversity.

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