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Rural Women's Business Centre

COVID-19 Operational Update: Beginning on Monday, June 1st the Rural Women's Business Centre will be open Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, operating with strict protocols regarding sanitization and social distancing.  If you'd like to learn more about the Centre, its programs and services, please contact Manager Shelley Jessop at shelley@peibwa.org or 902-213-7902.  Thank you.

We know when women succeed, communities thrive. The Rural Women’s Business Centre is a place for women to find the support and inspiration they need to succeed in their business endeavours. Located in Central Bedeque, the Centre predominantly serves women in the central Queens to west Prince regions. Through the Centre, PEIBWA aims to foster a community of support and act as a catalyst for both professional and personal development in the very communities in which Island women live.

Programs & Services

The Centre’s programs and services are designed to respond to the business and professional needs of rural women in PEI, at every stage of their career and business. In addition to the services offered at the Centre, PEIBWA will bring training and networking opportunities to the rural communities themselves through outreach programming.

Services at the Rural Women’s Business Centre include:

  • Co-working space: The Centre offers a bright and comfortable co-working space with desks, high-speed internet access, a lounge area and a kitchen.

  • Training sessions and workshops: A variety of training sessions and workshops are available to improve business skills, promote professional development and increase confidence. Workshops are $25 or free with a PEIBWA membership.

  • Networking events: Networking events, mixers and information sessions allow businesswomen to connect with each other, share knowledge, collaborate, build partnerships and learn. Similar to a coffee chat, Conversation Corners are held every second Friday at 10:00 am. They are free of charge.

  • Business advisory services: Business advising and assistance is available to help businesswomen navigate current resources, to support the development and growth of rural women’s businesses. Call 902-887-3171 or email shelley@peibwa.org to set up an appointment.

  • Boardroom rental: A boardroom that seats up to 40 people is available to book by the hour. Call 902-887-3171 or email shelley@peibwa.org for more information.

Contact the RWBC

If you are interested in learning more about the RWBC, please contact Shelley Jessop, Manager of the Rural Women's Business Centre, at shelley@peibwa.org.


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Location & Hours

Wm Callbeck Centre
106 Linkletter Avenue
Central Bedeque, PE C0B 1G0
Tel: 902-887-3171
Email: shelley@peibwa.org

Open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm*, from Monday to Friday
*Extended hours for events and workshops