Coralus x EDC– Growing Global - Activator Cohort 
Next intake: Spring 2023 (date to be announced)

  • Apply for a Gifted Activation and join the Coralus x EDC - Growing Globally Cohort to get the skills and connections to take your business international, in partnership with Export Development Canada (EDC). 
  • Export Development Canada (EDC) is dedicated to helping Canadian women and non-binary owned and -led businesses succeed on the global stage by providing the financial solutions and knowledge to help them confidently enter new markets, reduce financial risk, and grow their business. 
  • Coralus (formerly SheEO), and EDC have partnered together to create a cohort of activators of women and non-binary business owners looking to grow internationally.

To be eligible to participate in this cohort, applicants must:

  • Must be a woman or non-binary founder or owner of a Canadian registered business
  • Must be a Canadian resident 
  • Must be a revenue generating business and have been in operation for at least two years 
  • Must have an export growth business objective (e.g., have an export plan, desire to grow sales internationally, or already be selling outside of Canada) 
  • Commit to completing two short surveys to help us best serve you and better design future programs throughout the year 
  • Commit to attending 6 bi-monthly 1.5-hour group sessions, to the best of your ability. We understand there may be competing priorities but know a richer experience is offered to all with the full cohort.
  • We highly encourage participants of all diverse backgrounds (i.e.., Indigenous peoples, Black other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ community) to participate

Upon application you will receive access to EDC’s Going Global: Empowering women through trade guide, which offers insights to help Canadian women-owned businesses succeed internationally. This is just one of many knowledge resources we will be able to provide you with along this journey.

Apply now for the next cohort starting in January 2023

Applications will close on November 13th at 11:59pm EST. 

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Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

EDC's Inclusive Trade strategy aims to deepen our impact on inclusion, diversity and equity through supporting Canadian exporting businesses owned or led by the following groups:

  • Women
  • 2SLGBTQ+
  • Indigenous
  • Black
  • Other racialized communities
  • Persons with disabilities

Better understanding the makeup of Canadian businesses will help us improve equitable access to support.  We invite you to help us by responding below.

Responding to the following question is completely voluntary and will not impact admissibility to EDC existing programs, products and services. The information you submit will be used and processed by EDC according to its Privacy Notice and Business Diversity Notice in support of EDC’s Inclusive Trade strategy.

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Date modified: 2022-09-16