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Banff Spark receives additional federal Covid-19 relief funding


TORONTO — The Banff Spark Accelerator for Women in the Business of Media today announced it has received additional funding through the government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) to support women entrepreneurs through the Covid-19 pandemic. Banff Spark received an initial federal funding commitment of more than $1.9 million through WES to create a multi-year program “to address the systemic gender gap in ownership roles of companies of scale within Canada’s media industry,” says today’s press release. Now the project is receiving an additional $275,000 in federal funding, which will enable Banff Spark to provide the 100 participants currently...