WBE Canada

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Canada's leading event for women-owned businesses, corporate and government procurement professionals, and those championing supplier diversity

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

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WBE Certification

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

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

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Canadian Women Brand

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

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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-Owned Businesses
win corporate and government contracts

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CANADIAN WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS?

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

Access Corporate and Public Procurement Opportunities

ARE YOU A CANADIAN WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS
Corporate or Government Buyer

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CORPORATE OR GOVERNMENT BUYER?

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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CHAMPION OF WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES?

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

We’re hiring for a Finance & Operations Manager

APPLICATIONS CLOSED! Reporting to the President & CEO and serving as an integral member of the management team, the Finance & Operations Manager will be responsible for WBE Canada’s finance,…

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WBE Story – Denny Dealer Services Ltd.

WBE Canada is excited to introduce Denise Garagan, Founder and President of Denny Dealer Services Ltd., a Certified WBE company based in Nova Scotia. Denise was part of the first…

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WBE Canada Announces New Board of Directors Appointments for 2023

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is pleased to announce the following new appointments to the Board of Directors for 2023: Madeleine Baker – Board Chair Chair, Executive Committee…

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Upcoming Events

Supplier Diversity Toolkit Workshop

February 1 - February 2

WBE Canada invites all Corporate Members to kick off 2023 with an all-new Supplier Diversity Toolkit Workshop scheduled for February 1 and February 2. Join Jamie Crump, President of The Richwell Group and Lead Consultant for the WBE Canada Accelerator Program; and Lindsay Lapaquette, President of Collaborative Solutions and Workplace Communications Expert as they take…

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Open Office Call

Open Office Call

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

WBE Canada Team is here for you to help you make progress and get REAL results! JOIN US  every month for an Open Office Call. 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…

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WBE Meet & Pitch: Construction

February 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

WBE Meet & Pitch is the premier virtual networking event for category buyers to meet Canadian WBEs in a specific category. Open exclusively to WBE Canada’s Corporate Members and Certified WBEs, this event connects category buyers with WBEs as they hear their pitches and provides the opportunity for Corporate Members to ask questions and grow…

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WBE CANADA CORPORATE MEMBERS

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.