The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada serves as Canada's designated APEC Study Center. Universities and research institutes around the APEC region host APEC Study Centers (ASCs). There are currently more than 50 APEC Study Centers (ASCs) in 20 of the 21 APEC member economies.
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APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership
The APEC-Canada Growing Business Partnership project consists of two main components.
The first component will establish a $2 million sub-fund managed by the APEC Secretariat that will support small-scale projects focused on helping micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in developing APEC economies to innovate, grow, and gain better access to global and regional markets. A portion of these projects will be specifically targeted to helping women-owned businesses overcome barriers in accessing financing, markets, and human capital. As a result, it is expected that up to 600 MSMEs will expand their businesses, which will assist in generating jobs and increasing integration into the broader APEC market.
The second component, valued at $2.49 million, will be implemented by the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada. It will provide Canadian training, research, and mentoring to MSMEs in developing APEC economies. For example, Canada's support will help fund research studies, surveys, conferences, and training focused on business and entrepreneurship skills, access to markets for products and services, and technological innovation.
For more information, please see: http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2015/11/19/backgrounder-apec-canada-growing-business-partnership-project
Press Release: Canada Pledges Support to Developing APEC Economies (November 19, 2015)