Share Your Vision About Indigenous Women Empowerment

The Proteus Canada Institute ( is exploring through a vision building process (Foresight Method) the idea of creating a not-for-profit Canada-Wide Indigenous Women Entrepreneurial Ecosystem,  run by women for women, to foster entrepreneurship among Indigenous women as a core component of their prosperity. The challenges are many including the need for opportunities to enter the market place, to gain the requisite tools, including business, financial, marketing, sales training, as well as the establishment mentorship and coaching.

It is easy to argue for virtue and to make statements such as: “Indigenous Women should empower themselves to move in the direction of their dreams through entrepreneurship”. However, we live in times of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity for those reasons we are asking you to share your thoughts on the following six questions:

* 1. How important to Canada is the creation of sustainable economic opportunities for Indigenous women, their families and their communities? 

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i We adjusted the number you entered based on the slider’s scale.

* 2. In your opinion is there a role to play by non-Indigenous Canadians, corporations, economic development groups, business associations, women’s group, government agencies, financial institutions, civil societies  in creating economic opportunities for Indigenous women Interested in launching or growing their business? If yes, what is that role?

* 3. Outside of government, who is most likely to support this type of initiative?

* 4. Should corporate Canada play a greater role in fostering economic opportunities for Indigenous women entrepreneurs? If yes,

* 5. How might companies benefit from fostering economic opportunities for Indigenous women entrepreneurs?

* 6. How would local government (e.g. Regional, Municipalities and Cities) benefit from fostering economic opportunities for Indigenous women entrepreneurs?

* 7. Please tell us about yourself. The information will be none-attributable

* 8. This survey was produced by the Proteus Canada Institute/Idea -- 206 - 111 Colonnade, Ottawa, ON K2E 7M3 -- Tel. 613.686.1190
       Closing date Apr 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.