Welcome to Leveling It Up!

Empowering Diverse/Intersectional and/or Under-served Women : The Ultimate Support System for Your Business Growth

Our mission is to empower Diverse/Intersectional and/or Under-served Women entrepreneurs by providing them with the tools, knowledge, and connections to take their businesses to the next level.

Whether you need mentorship, training, or networking opportunities, we’ve got you covered.

Our Story

The WES Ecosystem Fund is a Federal Government Initiative committed to advancing gender equality and women’s economic empowerment and supporting women entrepreneurs through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy.   

This initiative is designed to help non-profit organizations like CEED to offer programs and services to Diverse/Intersectional and/or Under-served Women to start maintaining and scaling their businesses at no cost to the participants. The program is 100% funded.  

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This Initiative started in March 2023 and will be open until March 2025. And is available for all of Canada.

CEED proposal targets all the Atlantic Regions and Ontario, but our services are not limited to other regions in Canada. You can find more information about this initiative and the organizations selected on WES Ecosystem Fund.canada.ca.

Our Approach

Leveling It Up is a personalized program designed to help you achieve your goals and aspirations. You share with us the challenges that are standing in your way, we provide real-world solutions for ensuring those obstacles no longer hold you back! We’ve got an extensive range of skill development courses available along with our team of knowledgeable experts who will guide and support every step on this empowering journey – together let’s level it up! 


Leveling it up aims to meet the needs of diverse, intersectional, and/or under-served women and is intended to: 

Our Team

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Program Manager


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Program Advisor & Facilitator


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Bilingual Program Advisor/Facilitator


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Marketing & Engagement Coordinator


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Bookkeeping & Administration


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Supporting Team


Senior Manager – Engagement & Communications


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Senior Manager, Finance & Administration


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President & CEO


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CEED's Core Values


Because we believe in making an impact, we will measure our results (accountability). 
We make a significant difference in the lives of our communities and our client’s lives. 
We aim to impact individuals of all ages across Nova Scotia with accessible programs that offer real value to entrepreneurs. 


Because we value innovation, we find new and better ways of doing things Because we value innovation, we recognize the practicality of implementation and adapt to/with the ever-changing environment We are entrepreneurial in how we operate and recognize that innovation is crucial to the continuing success of any organization. Innovation goes beyond technology 


Because we value an inclusive and sustainable economic community that includes all Nova Scotians, we strive to collaborate, build relationships, and be a partner of choice. 


We welcome everyone regardless of their age, ethnicity, disability, economic status, gender, nationality, race, sexual orientation and transgender status, etc. and will strive to accommodate their specific requirements in collaboration with other (sector, people) specific service providers 


Because we value accountability, we insist on delivering high quality programming to maximize value to our clients and partners. 
We provide an environment for our volunteers, board members and staff which supports/empowers them to employ their full potential towards value creation. 
Value is defined as real positive change in lives of Nova Scotian’s from an entrepreneurial perspective and creates real economic benefit for our Province.


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