May 6, 2019
FORT MCMURRAY, AB – Hines Health Services is pleased to announce that it has been named as a successful applicant of the Government of Canada’s Women Entrepreneurship Fund and received an investment of $100,000 to develop a workplace impairment assessment tool called WAIT.
The Government of Canada is advancing women’s economic empowerment with the first-ever Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a $2-billion investment that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by 2025. The strategy complements the Government of Canada’s efforts to advance gender equality, which include addressing pay equity, providing more affordable childcare and putting an end to gender-based violence. The Women Entrepreneurship Fund is a $20-million fund providing direct investment in women entrepreneurs to help them innovate, grow, and access new markets.
“It’s a great honour to be selected and to be included in a group of such accomplished female business leaders”, said Kristi Hines, Founder & Director of Hines Health Services. “This investment from the Government of Canada is going to help Hines Health Services diversify into the technology sector and grow. I’m proud to be part of this innovative Women Entrepreneurship Strategy,” she added.
As part of the strategy, the Honourable Mary Ng, Canada’s Minister of Small Business and Expert Promotion announced a $1.2-million investment in 13 women-led companies in the Edmonton area through the Women Entrepreneurship Fund.
“Our government believes that women’s economic empowerment is not just the right thing to do; it’s good for the bottom line. That’s why we launched the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, a strategy that seeks to double the number of women-owned businesses by increasing their access to financing, networks and advice. It’s a smart investment with an economic and social return,” said the Minister Ng.
Minister Ng joined the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Mill Woods, Randy Boissonnault, Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, and several local women entrepreneurs to celebrate women’s entrepreneurship in Canada and share how the federal government is helping women entrepreneurs succeed.
“Our government knows that Canada works best when it works for everyone. This is why, through the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, we are investing in women entrepreneurs here in Edmonton and in communities across the country,” said Minister Sohi.
Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund The Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund is a $20-million fund providing direct investment in women entrepreneurs. Successful applicants will receive investments of up to $100,000 to help them grown their business and reach new export markets.
For more information on the Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund, visit: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/128.nsf/eng/home
Hines Health Services Based in Fort McMurray, Hines Health Services specializes in occupational health and takes great pride in being at the forefront of medical testing and assessment in the workplace. Recipient of the 2018 Professional Services Business of the Year Award from the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, Hines Health Services serves thousands of employees in oil and gas, construction and government and has a national network of 120 affiliate clinic locations across Canada.
For more information on Hines Health Services, visit: www.hineshealth.ca.
WAIT App WAIT mobile app is a Workplace Impairment Assessment Tool that is designed to provide immediate results to analyze impairment, with specific applications for fit for duty work environments. This digital tool, based on mobile technology and a proprietary algorithm, is developing the standard in workplace impairment testing across Canada providing a centralized hub for data collection, verification, and application.
For more information on the WAIT App, visit: https://fitfordutyapp.com