The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal

Entrepreneurial diversity: Major impacts for Quebec and Montréal

The Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and Femmessor are proud to present this study on entrepreneurial diversity in Quebec.

The goal of this exercise is to promote the economic, social, and environmental contribution of entrepreneurship among women and people from diverse backgrounds in Quebec and Montréal. In addition to highlighting the entrepreneurial challenges encountered by these groups, the study presents the positive impacts of increasing the number and size of their businesses on the Quebec economy and takes stock of positive trends seen during the past few years. This study offers avenues for solutions that can be useful in planning an inclusive relaunch based on everyone’s involvement.

The study presents the most effective levers to achieve better representation of women and people from underrepresented groups in the Quebec entrepreneurial ecosystem.

These solutions are subject to ten recommendations to achieve the following strategic objectives:

  1. Continue to develop a culture of entrepreneurship among women and people from diverse backgrounds
  2. Increase the number and size of businesses owned by women and people from minority groups
  3. Improve support measures for entrepreneurship in women and people from diverse backgrounds
  4. Build on the expertise of women and people from minority groups in achieving sustainable development and inclusiveness objectives

About the study
Released as part of the Strategic Forum on entrepreneurial diversity, Diversité entrepreneuriale : des impacts majeurs pour le Québec et sa métropole (entrepreneurial diversity: major impacts for Quebec and Montréal) is a study by the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal and Femmessor, in cooperation with the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the Government of Canada, Desjardins, Export Development Canada (EDC), Fondaction, Hydro-Québec, Investissement Québec, La Presse, Montreal Gazette, the Palais des congrès de Montréal, the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub, the Government of Québec and Ubisoft.

Download the study (in French only)

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