ProducKIDvity

At ProducKIDvity, our vision is to provide a premium childcare and shared office space experience in every major city across Canada that enables parents to take back their day.

Mission Statement:
Our mission is to create a better life for working parents through child-friendly workspaces.

Our Core Values
At ProducKIDvity, our core values aren’t just something we put in a document and ignore — we live and breathe our values as they guide us in our business. We are committed to our clients, our staff, and our families who allow us to do our best work each and every day. Click into each value to learn more about how we practice what we preach.

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Scotia Bank

The Scotiabank Women Initiative® breaks down barriers to help increase economic and professional opportunities for women to be successful now, and in the future.
Unbiased access to capital and tailored solutions
We provide equal access to capital and tailored solutions, including ESG-focused services, for women.

Bespoke specialized education
We offer resources, tools, and workshops to advance women’s careers and elevate skills, financial confidence, and technical expertise. Holistic advisory services and mentorship
We provide inclusive, women-centric advisory services and mentorship that connect women with peers, tailored development opportunities, and expert mentors.

Paris Jewellers

Now spearheading the company, Chau and Trang carry the vision and legacy of the Paris Jewellers luxury retail brand into the future, with 23 locations across four provinces, employing 200 people. On any given day you will find Chau, Director of Operations, fielding a wide variety of tasks; from helping a customer choose the perfect engagement ring to negotiating product agreements with vendors, and training Brand Ambassadors. Peer into our head office in Edmonton, Alberta, and you will see Trang, Financial Officer, organizing and leading the accounting team, and keeping all of the numbers in-check for a thriving businesses.

Megson FitzPatrick | Acera Insurance

As one of the largest independent, employee-controlled brokerages in Canada, Megson FitzPatrick, soon to be Acera Insurance provides our clients with the best service experience and utmost certainty in what we provide. We are a full-service brokerage. Our employees have specialized expertise across a broad spectrum of sectors, providing our clients with impartial advice and customized commercial insurance, personal insurance and group benefits solutions. Built upon the solid foundation of several award-winning firms that have been serving local communities across Canada for over 60 years, Acera Insurance brings greater value, expertise and resources to individuals, families and businesses across the country.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts: Unforgettable Hospitality

From pristine beaches to sophisticated cities to iconic castles, Fairmont is dedicated to connecting guests to the extraordinary places we call home. Unique architecture, expressive decor and thoughtful service are the hallmarks of our brand. What sets us apart is our primary goal: providing our guests with unforgettable experiences.

MisMack

MisMacK Clean Cosmetics is Canada’s most award-winning clean beauty brand. Created by internationally acclaimed makeup artist Missy MacKintosh, MisMacK is leading the clean beauty revolution with innovated, award winning multi use products that perform better than mainstream. Missy built MisMacK from the ground up in her small-town basement of Canoe, BC. She worked alongside two Canadian female chemists to create and perfect each product. After outgrowing her basement during a global pandemic, MisMacK opened its first storefront in downtown Salmon Arm and the second in downtown Victoria, BC. MisMacK goes beyond products. They offer free pampering sessions, one-on-one lessons, professional makeup applications, headshot events, makeup workshops, and so much more. Their mission is to education and empower humans everywhere to ignite their creativity, have fun with makeup and be unapologetically themselves. “Makeup does not define you. It’s merely a tool of empowerment” – Missy MacKintosh

SEI

Our success is rooted in strength and stability, delivering tech-forward solutions and expanding our connections to the financial services ecosystem.
We’re 4,000 employee entrepreneurs working with our clients and communities to solve problems that matter. And we’re on a mission to build brave futures through the power of connection.
We deliver technology and investment solutions that connect the financial services industry. We find opportunities that others can’t because we’re at the center of it all.

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Our Purpose
As BC’s leading business resource organization for women, our passion is to support women entrepreneurs along their small business journey. We exist to empower women entrepreneurs to make an impact in their communities and create opportunities in BC’s economy.
Our Story
In 1994, Pacific Economic Development Canada (PacifiCan), which was then known as Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD), identified critical gaps in access to financing and services for women entrepreneurs. To fill these gaps, they committed funds to create Women’s Enterprise Initiatives (WEI’s) in the four western provinces. The Women’s Enterprise Initiative includes WeBC, Alberta Women Entrepreneurs, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan and Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba. Since 1995, we have collectively provided over $220M in direct and leveraged financing and created or maintained over 7,700 jobs in Canada.

SINCE 1995
$2.29B
in economic activity created, as a result of our funding
68,850
one-on-one business advisory services provided
48,591
women hosted in 2,333 training sessions

Smash + Tess

AT SMASH + TESS WE EMPOWER WOMEN TO LIVE BIG LIVES WITH EASE AND CONFIDENCE!
SMASH + TESS WAS FOUNDED BY A MOTHER-DAUGHTER TEAM, WHO, LIKE YOU, ARE PURSUING BIG DREAMS WHILE MANAGING FULL-ON FAMILY LIVES AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN. EVERYBODY, IN EVERY CHAPTER OF LIFE, SHOULD FEEL COMFY AND CUTE AND THIS IS A PLACE WHERE EVERYONE IS WELL

TD Bank

Women can accomplish anything—we're just clearing hurdles so they can go after their goals and take charge of their careers. Clearing a path for women to lead Women are lighting the way in leadership positions across TD—showing colleagues what's possible and creating opportunities across communities. From hosting more than 120 Women in Leadership events to donating over $1 million to women's initiatives per year, we're working to support their success.

Destination Greater Victoria

Follow your own path, down some of ours. Victoria is a true one-of-a-kindland on the Pacific coast. Surrounded by water and full of adventure, Victoria finds itself nestled between the tranquil waters of the Salish Sea and the mighty rainforests of Vancouver Island. Discover boutique hotels fit for a queen, world-class attractions, and fresh farm-to-table dining that’s measured on a scale of metres not miles. On your next adventure, explore Greater Victoria.

Fitness World

Fitness World is a gym for everyone. Looking for convenient locations, state-of-the-art equipment, personalized programs, countless amenities, and a fitness-focused community where you can get after your goals? Fitness World has it all. We’ve provided everything so you can simply focus on crushing your goals. Start making moves and join today!

RBC

At Kathy Findlay Wealth Strategies, we leverage our combined experience and expertise to guide you and your family through every life stage. People are afraid of what they don’t understand. If you can understand something, then there’s no need to be afraid. Our unwavering commitment to improving peoples’ lives has shaped our focus within financial services. Our trailblazing leader, Kathy Findlay, has shown fearless perseverance, and community-focused spirit throughout her career. Kathy was recognized nationally by RBC for her significant contributions to the firm, and specifically to women with the prestigious Women of Distinction Award in 2021.

Four Frames

Taking silly picture taking seriously since 2011. What started out as one photo booth in Tofino, B.C. has grown to a small fleet of Booths and Open Air Studios servicing Vancouver Island. We both wanted a fun job, a job that made us laugh and others smile. A job that allowed one to wear a bowler hat, a bow tie and suspenders and call it a uniform. A job that made people let their sillies out, let their hair down and allowed them to put on a moustache, a funny hat and let loose.

Bespoke

TBespoke Blossoms was founded Victoria, BC in 2017 to challenge conceptions of the floral industry and bring innovative design and farm fresh product directly to consumers. We got tired of seeing the same dated designs with names like “Buttons and Butterflies” in every corner shop. We strive every day to bring something new and fresh to the table to blow your expectations of what flowers should be directly out of the water.

Atlific Hotels

The making of a hospitality management leader.
For over 60 years, Atlific Hotels has continually led the hospitality industry in operational acumen, and has been recognized by Hotelier Magazine as “Company of the Year” and a “Top 50 Shining Star.” Our core values are the foundation by which we conduct ourselves with our coworkers, our guests, our owners and our hotels. We strengthen our Atlific family by celebrating our diversity and encouraging inclusivity.

We encourage our hotels to get involved locally and to make donations of time, products and funds that support the needs within their communities. We believe that by building an inspired culture, we are better able to serve the communities in which we work and live in.

Corporately, Atlific Hotels supports two hospitality industry schools and donates to a number of organizations.

BDC

At BDC, we know business owners. We’ve been working with them for more than 75 years. We know their challenges and we understand their needs. And we want them to grow and succeed. We support small and medium-sized businesses in all industries and at every stage of growth with money and advice. We are the Business Development Bank of Canada. We are BDC.

IT Cosmetics

CLINICALLY PROVEN.
SKIN LOVING.
PROBLEM SOLUTIONS.™

IT Cosmetics™ works with plastic surgeons to develop clinically proven, innovative, problem-solving products that harness cutting-edge, anti-aging technologies and skin-loving ingredients to truly give you the power to be Your Most Beautiful You™.

Helijet

Helijet International is a helicopter airline and charter service based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada. Its scheduled passenger helicopter airline services operates flights from heliports at Vancouver International Airport, downtown Vancouver, downtown Nanaimo and downtown Victoria.

Aeryon Wellness

At Aeryon Wellness our mission is to “Empower Women With Holistic Health.” Using the latest in scientific research we formulate and distribute the highest grade, all natural, support supplements that make a difference. Our innovative use of QR codes provides education, nutrition and strategies to assist women on their journey to sustainable health and wellness. At Aeryon Wellness, we pride ourselves on creating products that can be trusted by you, your daughters, and best friends. We are Women Owned. We are Canadian. We are Aeryon Wellness.

Coastal Community

At Aeryon Wellness our mission is to “Empower Women With Holistic Health.” Using the latest in scientific research we formulate and distribute the highest grade, all natural, support supplements that make a difference. Our innovative use of QR codes provides education, nutrition and strategies to assist women on their journey to sustainable health and wellness. At Aeryon Wellness, we pride ourselves on creating products that can be trusted by you, your daughters, and best friends. We are Women Owned. We are Canadian. We are Aeryon Wellness.

Reitmans

Reitmans was founded in 1926 by Herman and Sarah Reitman. Since those modest beginnings, this publicly owned, family-controlled business has evolved from one women’s clothing store on Boulevard St. Laurent in Montreal to one of Canada’s largest women’s specialty retailer. Herman and Sarah would undoubtedly be proud of their grandchildren and great grandchildren for carrying on their legacy and for bringing the company to new levels.

Compass Massage Therapy

We provide a fully mobile massage service to those who may not otherwise be able to access these health care services. Our team of therapists, reiki healers, acupuncturists and other skilled workers enjoy the flexibility of your schedule, and accommodate your health needs. We believe in treating with compassion and understanding, bringing kindness to those we treat.

Joni

We're Different On Purpose, Better Period Care. Walk the period care aisle and your options are likely stereotypical packaging with conventional plastic products and antiquated messaging that just doesn't resonate. The organic products are expensive and the conventional brands have ingredients you can't pronounce. We knew it was time for a new option because the world has changed dramatically, but not enough about mainstream period care has. joni gives you the best of both worlds — sustainable products that work plus a social mission that gives back to the communities we all live in.

Hydra

As a CEO, entrepreneur, or executive, we understand the challenges of trying to know and do everything in your business. Let our team at Hydra step in and help. When your business is financially healthy, your systems are secure and running optimally, and you have the people you need to drive results, you create a strong, scalable foundation to take the next step in growth or manage a significant transition in your business. The Hydra Management Consulting team has built its breadth of operational and leadership experience for more than two decades with experience across many industries and types of businesses. Our clients trust us to help their businesses thrive.

Chinook Business Advisory

Chinook Business Advisory is a comprehensive business advisory service, specializing in guiding business owners to a smooth and profitable exit.

Oakwyn

OUR CULTURE IS OUR COMMITMENT - Committed to improving industry from the inside out. Our core values hold strong in our culture and in our day to day businesses. Oakwyn Realtors come together over these 7 core values. Put people first, Innovative Service, Create a Community, Real Estate Nerds, Lead by Example, Pursue Growth & Learning and lastl, Embrace and Drive Change.

Insureline

At InsureLine Brokers (Island Living), we understand the complexities of finding the right insurance coverage. We are passionate about ‘Simplifying Insurance’ and saving customers money. As a leading Insurance Brokerage in Canada, InsureLine Brokers (Island Living) looks-out for your best interests, and benefits from unparalleled Market Access – which means, unlike many insurance companies who only offer their limited selection of insurance policies, we have a wide array of insurance providers to choose from. We shop all of our insurance providers to find you the best deal.

Entrepreneurs on the Rise

Entrepreneurs on the Rise provides Women with Disabilities in British Columbia the opportunity to create, develop, and launch their own businesses to attain financial stability. We know that finding suitable, long-term employment can be challenging for Women with Disabilities. Entrepreneurs on the Rise is a FREE program presented by ETHOS Career Management Group in partnership with Community Futures British Columbia. Our program embraces a safe and inclusive learning environment, welcoming those who identify as women and non-binary persons, who use the pronouns she/her or they/them to empower marginalized groups facing gender-based barriers. We provide individualized support to build on your resiliency and life skills for Women With Disabilities. This Project is funded by the Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities

Royal Roads

We’re a different kind of school, for a different kind of world Royal Roads University is a publicly funded, applied research university that has focused on lifelong education since 1995. No matter what stage of your education, career and life, we warmly welcome you to explore the history, present and future of our university.

EMMYDEVEAUX

IN A SOCIETY THAT PROFITS FROM YOUR SELF DOUBT, LIKING YOURSELF IS A REBELLIOUS ACT. EMMYDEVEAUX is built upon the founder's strict set of values that include intelligent design, high quality fabric, an unwavering commitment to fit, strategic business modeling, and a dedication to sustainable innovation. The brand was founded in 2018 by Retail & Real Estate Strategist Emily Salsbury-Deveaux. In 2014, Emily was working at the University of Alberta as the Executive Director of the School of Retailing. This is where she met the promising Bachelor of Commerce student Rebecca Chorney and asked her to come work for the brand in its first year.

The Vic

The Evergreen Hospitality Group is one of BC's largest family-owned hospitality & tourism groups. We currently operate more than 20 properties in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, and the Sunshine Coast. We feel incredibly lucky to be living in the best part of Canada, and we're proud to share the beauty of British Columbia with our guests. Since the beginning, female leaders have played a crucial role in our company. Today, we are proud to celebrate fearless women across the organization, including Vancouver Island where these women represent over half of our senior management across 13 properties. While recognition and mentorship at work are key, we also believe in a holistic approach to supporting success – commitments to quality of life such as family-friendly schedules, educational support, and nurturing a sense of community. Investments in these incredible leaders are an investment in the future of the organization & our world. As the daughter of a hotelier, I grew up hearing about hospitality & tourism around the dinner table. I often found myself wondering if I might be part of the Evergreen story one day. When I look around today, I'm inspired by the incredible women - leaders, mothers, and friends - that we have the privilege to work with, and I look forward to continuing to build our story together. We are proud to support UPLIFT and excited to welcome so many amazing women to our hotel here in Victoria. From our family to yours, we can't wait to give you a true Evergreen welcome. Alisha Adam Proud member of the Evergreen family

BLG

As Canada’s law firm, BLG provides high-value advice and advocacy to address our clients’ business challenges and problems. We go beyond legal to anticipate, consult and advise in a rapidly changing digital world. We have extensive experience acting in specialized and complex deals and disputes. Vigilant, curious and collaborative, we harness technology and innovation to offer our clients exceptional service and value.

White Canvas

White Canvas is female-founded, female-led, and is passionate about supporting working parents, people in tech, and local creative minds. Located in Langley, just outside of Vancouver, our unique creative agency model is rooted in a powerful team of "do-ers," all full time employees who live and work in your community. We specialize in the production of all things creative for your business' canvas including website design, graphic design, branding, social content, and digital marketing.

Sororal

Sororal is a social purpose travel company guided by the UN’s Fifth Sustainable Development Goal and dedicated to social and economic empowerment for womankind. Knowing that the travel industry already employs more women than the global average and features twice as many women employers as other sectors, SORORAL’s mission is to use the power of travel to advance gender equality and fight gender-based violence in every part of the world. We take small groups of women-identifying travellers on fully curated trips of a lifetime, partnering with local female hoteliers, restaurateurs, guides, vendors, and creators at every destination. We also advocate alongside and commit a share of our trip proceeds to supporting grassroots organizations in each destination that focus on ending violence against women so that our sisters all over the world can lead secure and self-determined lives. Sororal is all about promoting positive change through travel experiences that inspire connection, growth and restoration. Each journey presents an opportunity to embrace a mindful and empathetic approach to the people and places we encounter. With upcoming trips to Costa Rica, Denmark, Kenya, Morocco and Sicily, come #TravelLikeASister with us!