Taking the Stage®

This program is for business-minded aboriginal, immigrant, youth or women entrepreneurs who would like to fully project their leadership qualities. Taking the Stage® will help you realize to become more comfortable in the spotlight, unlock the power of your voice, create a strong message and achieve a dynamic leadership presence.

Please provide us with the following information to apply for the program.
Apply now, space is limited!

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

Section 1 - Personal Information:

*First Name:

*Last Name:

Business/Organization Name:

*Mailing Address:

*City:

*Postal Code:
-

*Contact Telephone:
-- (Enter as xxx-xxx-xxxx)

*Primary E-mail:

For statistical purposes, please indicate if you are:
 Aboriginal - If yes please select one:

  First Nations   Métis   Inuit
 Immigrant - If so, how many years have you been in Canada? years.
 A Person with a Disability

*Would you like to receive the Women’s Enterprise Centre monthly newsletter and small business updates?
 Yes  No


Section 2 – Program Information:

*All participants must be at least 19 years of age. Please indicate your birth date:
// (Enter as DD/MM/YYYY)

Women’s Enterprise Centre has received funding to help women identify and remove economic, geographic and social/cultural barriers that prevent them from fully participating in the economic prosperity of their community.

*Please select ALL the barriers that apply in your case.

Economic
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If other, please explain: 

Geographic
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If other, please explain: 

Social/Cultural
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If other, please explain: 

*What do you hope to gain from participating in the Taking the Stage® Program related to leadership and decision-making?


*On a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being low and 4 being high, how would you rate your confidence level in taking on new leadership roles within your business and/or community?
 one (low)    two    three    four (high)  

*The Taking the Stage® Program, as offered by Women's Enterprise Centre, is designed specifically to help women in business situations.
Please indicate which best describes you:

 Business owner
 Potential business owner
 Employee of a business
 Other: Explain

If other, please explain: 

Please use this space to provide us with any additional comments about your leadership goals:
(max 500 characters, or approximately 100 words)

*How did you hear about Taking the Stage® offered by Women’s Enterprise Centre?


Section 3 – Bursary Application:

The cost of the Taking the Stage® Program is $150 per person. We have a limited number of bursaries available to cover this program fee.

To be eligible for a bursary you must be female and an aboriginal, immigrant, youth (19-34 years old) or entrepreneur in the first three years of business. Bursaries are awarded on an individual basis upon consideration of financial need and eligibility.

*Are you applying for a bursary?
Yes   No

If no, you will be required to pay the $150 fee after we confirm your successful application.

Please indicate your eligibility (select all that apply)
 Aboriginal
 Immigrant
 Youth (19-34 years old)
 Entrepreneur in the first three years of business (You are not eligible if you were a Mentee in our mentoring program in 2009/10)

Please identify your financial need (select all that apply)
 Household income less than $35,000
 Unemployed/underemployed *
 Full-time student

*Underemployed If you cannot obtain full-time employment or are working at jobs that you are overqualified for.
Underemployed can also mean "involuntary part-time" employment, or employment of a person on a part-time basis when full-time work is desired.

Are there any exceptional expenses/circumstances that will influence your financial need this year? Please explain.
(max 500 characters, or approximately 100 words)

 

WOMEN’S ENTERPRISE CENTRE

Collection and Use of Information

I have answered all questions on this form and certify that all information I have provided is complete and accurate.

I understand the Women's Enterprise Centre, through the Province of British Columbia, receives funding for this program from the federal government as a result of the Canada-BC Labour Market Agreement.

I understand that information I have provided on this form or that has been collected about me during my participation in this program will be forwarded to the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development who is the provincial oversight for the Canada-BC Labour Market Agreement.

I understand the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development is responsible for fulfilling reporting obligations under section 30 of the Canada-BC Labour Market Agreement, however, no personally identifiable information about me will be exchanged with the federal government to fulfill this requirement.

I consent to being contacted by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development (or its agent) at intervals and up to 12 months after completion of my participation in this program for the purpose of program evaluation.

Collection and Use of Information. All information is collected pursuant to section 26(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information provided will be used for administrative and evaluation purposes of this program. If you have any questions about the use of this information, contact the Director of Labour Market Agreement, Ministry of Advanced Education and Labour Market Development, (250) 952-0642


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If you have any questions, please contact our Taking the Stage® Coordinator at Women's Enterprise Centre, 1.800.643.7014 ext 110 or .