WBE Canada

WBE Canada is the bridge between Public and Corporate Procurement and Canadian Women Business Enterprises


WBE Certification

WBE Canada certifies, develops and promotes Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs)


We help large Corporations and Government organizations diversify supply chains, increase innovation and drive greater value throughout their organization.


Canadian Women Brand

The Canadian Women Brand logo helps in creating a brighter tomorrow for Canada’s Women-owned Businesses


We support our Corporate Members in the development and growth of supplier diversity programs through customized training and consulting services


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WBE Canada helps
Women Business Enterprises (WBEs)
gain access to corporate and government supply chains


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WBE Canada certifies Canadian businesses 51% or more owned, managed and controlled by women.

Access Corporate and Public Procurement Opportunities

Corporate or Government Buyer

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WBE Canada works with buying organizations and helps them connect with the verified WBEs (Women Business Enterprises).

Engage More Women-Owned Businesses In Your Supply Chain

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WBE Canada partners with organizations committed to success of Canadian business women.

Support the Success of Canadian Women-Owned Businesses

Business women champion

News and Updates

Procurement revamp can create greater access for historically marginalized communities

Originally published in the WBE Canada Magazine; Issue 6. Read our full magazine HERE. By: Silvia Pencak (President & CEO, Women Business Enterprises Canada), Darrell Schuurman (Co-founder & CEO, Canadian…

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Leveraging Procurement to Advance Diverse Women Entrepreneurs

Originally published in the WBE Canada Magazine; Issue 5. Don’t miss our next issue on June 8, subscribe to our magazine HERE. By Dr. Wendy Cukier, Diversity Institute Founder, Academic…

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Diversifying Supply Chains Takes Commitment and Continued Learning

Originally published in the WBE Canada Magazine; Issue 5. Don’t miss out, subscribe to our magazine HERE. By Melanie Travers, Director of Sourcing and Supplier Management at Export Development Canada …

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Upcoming Events

Supplier Diversity Toolkit Workshop

Supplier Diversity Toolkit Workshop

September 13 - September 14

Back by popular demand! WBE Canada invites all Corporate Members to the second Supplier Diversity Toolkit Workshop of 2022. This 2-day workshop will provide you with access to… Step-by-step guideline to help you kick start your supplier diversity program in no time Inspiring case studies from corporations and government organizations with existing supplier diversity programs Peer-to-peer conversations designed to review the best practices and solutions…

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2022 National Conference & Excellence Awards

November 9 - November 10

SAVE THE DATE! WBE Canada’s 2022 National Conference & Excellence Awards are coming to Toronto this November! What you can expect… LEARN – new and innovative business strategies to stay relevant during changing times, supplier diversity trends for the near future and much more CONNECT – with procurement and supplier diversity professionals, industry leaders who will share real-life examples and best practices…

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Supplier Diversity Day: Vancouver

July 27 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm PDT

Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) invites you to Supplier Diversity Day: Vancouver on July 27, 2022. We are looking forward to supporting corporate & government professionals in their efforts to diversify their supply chains as well as facilitate introductions between buyers and diverse suppliers. Who should join us: Corporate and government professionals interested in learning more about supplier diversity and…

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Our Corporate Members are leading organizations to support Canadian WBEs through procurement.

"WBE Certification gives us credibility, opportunities, and has introduced us to a lot of great suppliers and consultants I’m not sure we would have found otherwise. The conferences are always really great for networking and finding new ideas."

-- Cynthia Spraggs, CEO, Sales Beacon Consulting (Certified WBE)

Using a supplier base that reflects the diversity of Canadian businesses and the population in general makes sense. Women are involved in 85% of purchasing decisions, and are bringing quality products and services to the marketplace.

“We were pleasantly surprised to see how many women are in traditionally male-dominated industries. Joining WBE Canada as a Corporate Member was the right decision.

-- WBE Canada Corporate Member

"Web Certification helps you get the attention with companies that want to work with minority suppliers. At the same time, you have to provide exceptional service, integrity is a must, communication and cost effectiveness are the basic ingredients to build a business and most importantly a reputation."

-- Rosa Turchio, President and CEO, Cargo Partners International Inc. (Certified WBE)

"WBE Certification gets me into the room with significant brands who I otherwise may not have had ready access to. In a male dominated industry, it is also an important point of differentiation."

-- Ashlee Froese, Branding Lawyer, Froese Law (Certified WBE)

"WBE Canada is joy to partner with. Your team goes above and beyond to support our goals and program development. Thank you for all the work that goes into building the database of WBEs!”

-- WBE Canada Corporate Member

Supplier diversity allows certified businesses to have a fair opportunity to tender for contracts. After that, it is business as usual - women’s firms must be assessed on their merits with no regard to gender.