Newcomer Women’s
Entrepreneurship Program

 Start your own business!

Are you new to Canada and want to start your own business? We are offering an Entrepreneurship Program for all newcomer women in the Durham Region.

The Community Development Council Durham (CDCD) and the Business Advisory Centre Durham (BACD) are offering a new program to help women who are new to Canada and interested in starting a business.

The program offers:

  • Entrepreneurial training and workshops
  • One-on-one consultations with business experts
  • Access to the business community and professionals
  • Increased knowledge of Canadian business culture

The Newcomer Women’s Entrepreneurship Program happens virtually and in-person, with weekly business workshops, training and unlimited coaching sessions to track your progress.

For more information about the Newcomer Women’s Entrepreneurship Program, please contact us by phone: 1-877-761-1155 or email:

Register Here

Meet some of the successful entrepreneur women that have joined our program:

Musarrat Khan – EK Arts & Crafts
Musarrat joined the program with just a business idea. Throughout the workshops we were able to help her develop that idea and make it a reality. Today she works with what she loves, making handmade home décor and accessories for the Durham Region and GTA.

Visit her business page here:

EK Crafts – Necklace and Earings

Agerta Gjoka – Gjoka Gifts
Agerta came to the program knowing that she wanted to be independent. She started by making gift baskets for family and friends and decided to turn that talent into her own business. Gjoka Gifts delivers custom gift baskets to the Durham Region and GTA.

Visit her business page here:

Gjoka Gifts – Gift Basket

Rosemeire Tommazzi – Tommazzi Studio
Rosemeire is a photographer and videographer with years of experience. She joined the program to enhance her business knowledge. She offers many different styles of photo shoots and wedding videos in Durham Region and GTA.

Visit her business page here:

Tommazzi Studio – Wedding Video

Titilola Adesanya – Taiaiskitchen
Titilola is an entrepreneur with years of experience in the food industry. She came to Canada with the goal to continue doing what she loves. She delivers delicious Nigerian cuisine throughout the Durham Region.

Visit her business page here:

Asmaa Hassan – Asmaa Hassan Art
Asmaa is a teacher and an artist. She joined NWEP knowing that she wanted to transform her painting hobby into a business. Throughout the program, Asmaa had the opportunity to facilitate two art workshops for CDCD attendees.

Visit her business page here:

Hermin Shoukat – Huraa Gallery
Hermin already had over 6 years of experience in Iran as an entrepreneur when she joined the program. Her goal was to continue doing what she loves, but now in English. Huraa Gallery is her Canadian handmade jewelry business offering Canada wide shipping.

Visit her business page here:

Xuefen Wang – Tirr Cake
Xuefen makes the most beautiful tier cakes and cupcakes in Durham Region. She joined the program with the intention to enhance her Canadian business knowledge. Her cakes are low-sugar, low-fat and gluten-free with no additives. She even makes vegan cakes.

Visit her business page here:

Sarija Krisnaprasad – Adah Glims
Sarija loves natural and organic products, so she decided to build her own business on that. Adah Glims is launching their first soy candle collection soon in many different shapes and aromas. Stay tuned!


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