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We are here for you! While we are currently not open for in-person meetings or training, we are available by phone appointment or virtual meeting during our regular business hours. If you would like to speak to a staff member about our programs and services, we can be reached by:
Phone: 403-342-2055 or Email: central [at]

Women in Business

Women's Business Connect 

* In 2019 Cigna, a health insurance company, reported that women in the workplace had higher stress scores than men.

This session is for professional woman and will acknowledge and build on the fact that when you are at your best, success follows. You will:

1. Understand willpower fatigue and how to overcome it.

2. Explore over a dozen weak and power words.

3. Name your strengths and know-how they make a difference to your community.

4. Deepen your optimistic perspective.

5. Leave with a personal strategy to tackle a nagging challenge.

6. List your joys and pleasures to enhance or renew your self-care.

7. . . . and more.

Speaker: Patricia Morgan

With a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, Patricia Morgan works with individuals and organizations who want to strengthen their everyday resilience. Audiences describe Patricia’s message as meaningfully fun, surprisingly insightful and delightfully uplifting.

Her eight books include From Woe to WOW: How Resilient Women Succeed at Work and the Canadian bestseller, Frantic Free: 167 Ways to Lighten Up and Calm Down. Patricia was named a Woman of Vision by Global TV and is a recipient of the Spirit of CAPS (Canadian Association of Professional Speakers) for her contribution to the Canadian speaking industry.

To Register:  The event is free of charge.  Spaces are limited.  Please register at Eventbrite.  

This event is brought to you in partnership by:

S. Millard Chartered Professional Accountants, Community Futures Wood Buffalo and Wood Buffalo Economic Development.


Project Gazelle - New Program Supporting Women Entrepreneurs

The Government of Canada is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES), a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025.

Community Futures Wood Buffalo is pleased to announce a new program that will be implemented with funding from the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy delivered by Western Economic Diversification Canada.  In partnership with Community Futures Lloydminster and Region, CFWB will be expanding business incubation services in northern Alberta and northwestern Saskatchewan. Through the development of enhanced programming and coaching, Project Gazelle will support female entrepreneurship in the RMWB region.  Stay tuned to learn more about this viable initative.

For more details, see the Government of Canada news release


Women Helping Women

Featuring a series of brunches that will profile business and community leaders sharing their stories…More details coming in the New Year.

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