WBE Canada

WBE Canada is the bridge between Canadian women-owned businesses and larger corporate and public buyers that were previously out of reach


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To build and grow a strong Canadian ecosystem that connects women-owned businesses to procurement opportunities through advocacy, certification, development, and promotion and helps corporations & governments to deliver on their supplier diversity commitments.


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WBE Canada certifies Canadian businesses 51% or more owned, managed and controlled by women, and helps them access opportunities with larger corporate and government buyers.

Access Larger Corporate and Public Buying Opportunities


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Not ready for WBE Canada certification? We support all women-owned businesses through our Pathfinder program, resources, networking, and mentorship opportunities.

Access Businesses Best Practices & Prepare For Certification

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Are you ready to build or expand your supplier diversity program? WBE Canada works with buying organizations and helps them connect with the verified women-owned businesses.

Engage More Women-Owned Businesses In Your Supply Chain

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Business women champion

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

Support the Success of Canadian Women-Owned Businesses 

News and Updates

WBE Canada Welcomes SaskPower as a New Corporate Member

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce SaskPower as one of its newest Corporate Members adding to the growing number of corporate and government members in…

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WBE Story – Floria Aghdamimehr

Are you looking to create a positive culture change in yourself, your business, or your community? Look no further than Floria Aghdamimehr, founder of Recognize Your Potential and Certified WBE…

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WBE Canada Welcomes Sanofi Canada as a Corporate Member

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that Sanofi Canada has recently joined the growing number of corporate members that support Canadian women-owned businesses through their…

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Upcoming Events

Breakfast with Brands®: Cross-Border Connection

March 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

WBE Canada’s Breakfast with Brands events are designed to be educational and informative, providing greater access to procurement networks for women-owned businesses looking to succeed in corporate supply chains. Our Cross-Border Connection event is run in sync with WBENC’s National Conference (March 21-23) and is designed to connect Canadian women-owned businesses to US corporate buyers.…

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Open Office Call

Open Office Call

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

WBE Canada Team is here for you to help you make progress and get REAL results! This is your chance to get your questions answered or to be on the hot seat as we support your learning and business growth. You’ll have the opportunity to submit your work in advance such as your capability statement,…

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2023 WBE Meetup Template

WBE Meetup: Matchmaker Tips

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

IMPROVE YOUR MATCHMAKER SKILLS Tips and Best Practices from WBEs Matchmaker events can be daunting and overwhelming, especially if you are a newly certified WBE. At the April WBE Meetup, SAC brings together seasoned WBEs to share their experiences and tips when meeting one-on-one with procurement professionals. Matchmaker events can result in new contacts, new…

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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.