A Message from the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer

Saminder (Sam) Bhalesar

It is my pleasure as the founder of the newly formed Canadian South Asian Women's Chamber of Commerce (CSAWCC) to welcome you. 

Canadian South Asian Women represent a strong, equal, and growing population. South Asian women entrepreneurs and professionals need equal representation and support in business. We need to set an example for our future generation of young women that they can succeed and bridge the gap in all professions.

It is time that we begin to break the barriers, to promote and reinforce South Asian women in their work, in their entrepreneurship and in their success. The CSAWCC seeks to do just that. We strive to create a center to foster and promote South Asian women professional excellence. 

Let’s set an example for the next generation of young women.

What We Stand For

Founded in 2022, the Canadian South Asian Women’s Chamber of Commerce is a national non-profit organization dedicated to representing and promoting businesses owned and/or operated by South Asian women. 

Through a unified network of community and business sector leaders, the Chamber seeks to create a supportive network of like-minded business owners across Canada. 

Mission Statement

The Canadian South Asian Women’s Chamber of Commerce seeks to support, uplift, and promote the success and presence of South Asian business women, young professionals, and entrepreneurs.

Value Statement

In all its work, the CSAWCC strives to uphold strong emphasis in equity, diversity, and inclusion with regards to religion, sexuality, gender identity, or ethno-cultural characteristics.   

Advocating for You and Your Business

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Empowerment

Empowering women and young girls to show their values and what they have worked so hard to build in their business' and communities.

Connection

Connecting one business owned by South Asian women at a time to another from coast to coast to coast.

Advocacy

Advocating for South Asian women and South Asian women business owners on the federal and provincial levels as well as in your communities.

Promotion

Promoting South Asian women owned businesses in their communities and around the country.

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