Access to capital

When it comes to accessing capital, women business leaders may face challenges. We are here to bridge that gap with tailored financing solutions for women-led businesses, building on our insights about the industry you’re in.

Financing Solutions

With the support of our team of advisors, The Scotiabank Women Initiative ® offers unbiased access to capital, and tailored solutions that are designed specifically for business owners.


Grant Funding

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Your business is going places. And so are you.

We can work out a tailored plan to navigate your business forward.

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Earn cash back rewards, control business spending and benefit from powerful reporting

Take advantage of our wide range of lending solutions to help achieve your business goals


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Canadian businesses can access over $5.9B annually in grants, tax credits, and incentives with Pocketed’s intelligent matching platform and funding solutions. But accessing this funding can be overwhelming. 

The Scotiabank Women Initiative has partnered with Pocketed to help you unlock the power of government funding. Pocketed’s intelligent platform helps your business:

  •  Save time with personalized funding matches. 
  •  Never miss a funding opportunity again with real-time alerts and notifications.
  •  Win more funding with expertly written applications.
As a Scotiabank customer, you can join The Scotiabank Women Initiative and enjoy the benefits of our partnership with Pocketed.  Speak with a Small Business Advisor today!


Resources to help you start, sustain, and grow your small business.

Insights and client stories:

Hear how Robin Kovitz was able to scale her business and access capital in the face of gender bias, with the help of The Scotiabank Women Initiative . Read more

In this episode of the #StartupCanadaPodcast, we dive into grant funding, co-founder relationships, and navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship. Listen now

Scotiabank’s Alida Pellegrino explains the different types of borrowing and how to make the most of your business loan application. Listen now


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