The AWESOME program assists women entrepreneurs in growing food-processing businesses in the Canadian prairies. The AWESOME team provides business development support through one-on-one support and group education services. AWESOME is an initiative of the Saskatchewan Food Industry Development Centre Inc. and is supported by the Government of Canada through the Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy Eco-System Fund.

AWESOME is member-based and is available to women entrepreneurs in the food processing industry, located in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Membership is free. For more information, visit

AWESOME Training Advantage

Apply to receive up to $500 for registration costs towards a training program of your choice that will help your business grow.

The AWESOME Advantage Learning Program supports your continuous education! If you or a staff member want to attend a training program which will directly help your business develop, AWESOME will reimburse the cost of the program up $500 (or 50% of the total cost, which ever comes first) upon completion. Check out the application steps below:

  1. Choose the program that you want to participate in. Find one on your own or check out our AWESOME Directory of Education Programs.
  2. Complete and submit both the AWESOME MEMBERSHIP and the TRAINING ADVANTAGE APPLICATION forms. If you are already an AWESOME Member, submit your Training Advantage form only.
  3. Register for the training program and complete the program.
  4. Fill out an AWESOME evaluation form after completion. The training program will invoice AWESOME, and we will pay our share directly.

AWESOME will pay either 50% of the overall costs of your selected training program(s), or a portion of the registration costs of your program(s), to a maximum contribution of $500 per company. This means you can choose to register for more than one program and/or train multiple staff members.

Applications will be assessed by date received.  Click here to access the application form.  

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Become an AWESOME Member - FREE to Join!

To access the programs offered through AWESOME, you will need to become a member.  Access expert advice, special funding programs and a network of other women entrepreneurs in the foodindustry!  Membership is currently FREE.