PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise

Service: Women's Business Consulting

Description & Services
Description (Agency) Operates a women's enterprise centre
Description (Service)
  • Operates a women's enterprise centre  
  • Develops programs and research to advance women's access to a sustainable livelihood  
  • Provides educational programs, and peer lending for women to start-up and accelerate expansion of their micro enterprises
Offer the following programs for new entrepreneurs and businesses: 
  • Gateway Program 
  • Making a Difference 
  • Building Bridges-Breaking Barriers 
  • Building Futures 
  • Enterprise Centre 
  • PARO Circles 
  • PARO Presents Store 
  • PARO on Wheels 
  • BizCluster
Offers the following programs for entrepreneurs and businesses who are ready to expand their business 
  • Northern Women in Business 
  • Enterprise Centre 
  • PARO Circles 
  • PARO Presents Store 
  • PARO on Wheels 
  • BizClusters
Offers the following program for all entrepreneurs who want to make new connections 
  • Mentoring Program 
  • BizClusters 
  • Connecting to the Contracts 
  • PARO Glow and Grow e-newsletter 
  • Peer Circles
Hours Mon-Fri 9:30 am-4:30 pm 
Mon-Tue: open until 6:30 pm upon client request
Areas Served Thunder Bay
Eligibility Open to all women
Application Call for information
Languages English
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-625-0328 
PARO Presents: 807-623-2200
Toll Free Phone 1-800-584-0252
Fax 807-625-0317
Social Media Facebook Facebook, Twitter Twitter
Primary Executive Rosalind Lockyer, Executive Director; Email:
Site Location South Ward, Cuthbertson Building
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 105 May St N, Suite 110
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 3N9
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Intersection May St N and Victoria Ave E
Physical Access Partially Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade; Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development -- Employment Ontario; Ontario Trillium Foundation; Ontario Women's Directorate ; Federal - FedNor; Service Canada ; Grants ; Fees - Membership ; Foundation - Canadian Women's Foundation Economic Development Collaborative Fund