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L’ART D’ETRE is a contemporary label committed to uplifting BIPOC women facing systemic barriers in entrepreneurship across the globe by focusing on the simple in apparel through new interpretations of everyday basics to allow room for growth, expansion and advancement. 

To make this a possibility, we’ve partnered with The Canadian's Women's Foundation to improve all women's economic and social conditions and NACCA to support Indigenous women in entrepreneurship through research projects, role model campaigns, development of business tools and resources, and delivering training and workshops.

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is a national leader in the movement for gender equality in Canada. Through funding, research, advocacy, and knowledge sharing, the Foundation works to achieve systemic change that includes all women. By supporting community programs, the Foundation empowers women and girls to move themselves out of violence, out of poverty, and into confidence and leadership.

Launched in 1991 to address a critical need for philanthropy focused on women, the Canadian Women’s Foundation is one of the largest women’s foundations in the world. With the support of donors, the Foundation has raised more than $90 million and funded over 1,900 programs across the country. These programs focus on addressing the root causes of the most critical issues, and helping women and girls who face the greatest barriers. To learn more, visit www.canadianwomen.org.

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NACCA is the umbrella organization for a network of 59 Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFIs) across Canada. Over the last 30 years, the AFI network has provided nearly $3 billion to support economic development and the unique and specific needs of 49,000 Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) loans in Indigenous communities all across Canada.

NACCA is supporting Indigenous women entrepreneurship through research projects, role model campaigns, development of business tools and resources, and delivering training and workshops. NACCA is matching L'ART D'ÊTRE's contribution and providing Indigenous women highlighted in their role model campaign with micro-loans valued at $1,000 to increase their online presence. To learn more, visit www.nacca.ca