Helen Milic at Bayview Sheppard Practice

Disruption Ventures

Scotiabank partnered with Disruption Ventures soon after The Scotiabank Women Initiative launched in December 2018. What’s special about this organization is that they are Canada’s first private, venture capital fund for women entrepreneurs. The Founder and Managing Partner, Elaine Kunda, has a long and successful track record in venture capital, and we believe Disruption Ventures is uniquely positioned to deliver positive change, specifically in the tech space.


Check out the Financials section of the Knowledge Centre for videos from Elaine.

Helen Milic at Bayview Sheppard Practice


The MNP partnership originally started in the Prairie region as MNP’s head office is in Calgary Alberta, and where Scotiabank has a strong presence. Our partnership has since expanded into Quebec and BC for the Agriculture and Professionals segments where MNP can provide expertise to women-led businesses.

MNP will provide relevant topics that will educate and inform program participants on:

  • Assurance and Accounting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Enterprise Risk
  • Corporate and Consumer Insolvency
  • Succession and Exist Planning
  • Technology Solutions
  • Valuation, Forensics & Litigation Support

Check out the Digital Hub for MNP articles and templates.

Partners + Offers

Our strategic partnerships and collaborations are grounded in the unwavering belief that we can achieve great things together.

Our ongoing commitment

We continue to identify key collaborators who can provide meaningful, practical and forward-thinking solutions to women business leaders.

MNP is a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada. They have a full suite of professional and advisory services to help businesses grow and prosper. 

The Scotiabank Women Initiative teamed up with Réseau des Femmes d'affaires du Québec (RFAQ) to deliver education and networking opportunities to women entrepreneurs in Quebec.  

On March 6, 2019 Scotiabank and Disruption Ventures announced a unique collaboration. The milestone investment is additive to The Scotiabank Women Initiative, which helps women with access to capital, support from senior business leaders, and education tailored to their needs.

Since 2002, The Forum has been educating, mentoring and connecting women entrepreneurs in Canada. We are proud to support them on events and team up on producing a podcast series called The Go-To: For entrepreneurs in the Know. Topics include raising capital, sales and marketing, mindset, HR and more.

During Small Business Month in October 2019, The Scotiabank Women Initiative supported women entrepreneurs at the Visa Canada She’s Next, Empowered by Visa event. The gathering allowed us to hear the pain points and challenges that women face today and to ultimately provide solutions and advice to help them move their businesses in the right direction.

Scotiabank is a proud partner of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The Scotiabank Women Initiative joined forces with CFIB to support women-led businesses with HR topics such as Recruitment and Performance Management Best Practices.


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