Financing1 for women-ownedbusinesses

Whether starting or acquiring a business, carrying out an expansion project or taking over a business, Femmessor carefully analyzes the financing applications presented by the local women business leaders.

Thanks to available funds, Femmessor is able to offer business leaders financing in the form of conventional loans or share capital. Investment decisions are made by regional managers and their Investment Committees; leaders who are familiar with the entrepreneurial reality of their communities.


A business project financed through Femmessor also means a team of specialists who support the leader throughout her project. She will benefit from support aligned with her specific needs, including consulting services, help from various experts, training, and networking opportunities.

Femmessor offers more than just financing; we work with entrepreneurs to help them develop their full entrepreneurial potential and build sustainable and prosperous businesses.



The steps to apply for financing are as follows: 



Prepare your application

Contact us to validate your eligibility with one of our agents and receive all the information needed to prepare your application for financing.


Submit your file

Upon receipt of your file, Femmessor will conduct a preliminary analysis of your application. We will then meet with you in person in one of our regional offices before presenting your file to the Investment Committee.

Receive your financing

Before you receive your financing, Femmessor first performs a final legal review. Once completed, we meet with you to finalize items related to your financing and then proceed with the contract signature.

Continue your growth

Femmessor carries out follow-ups with you and offers advice, refresher courses, and access to experts for a free consultation*.

* This service is offered to companies that receive funding through Femmessor.



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1 Financing offered in the form of a conventional loan or equity investment through partnerships with the Fonds pour les femmes entrepreneurs FQ et Capital croissance PME (CCPME).

2 Eligible businesses have at least one woman in a strategic position and owning at least 25% of the shares.

Excluded sectors of activity: politics, religion, sex trade, bars, violent entertainment, multi-level sales and any other activity that may be ethically controversial. Learn more here about Femmessor's comprehensive investment policy regarding excluded sectors for conventional loan financing.

For share capital financing, other sectors are also excluded: finance, mining, real estate, single-site retail businesses, self-employed workers and companies undergoing restructuring. Learn more here about Femmessor’s investment policy for the excluded sectors for share capital financing.