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

Bringing Supplier Diversity to British Columbia & Nova Scotia

  This July WBE Canada visited two provinces – Nova Scotia and British Columbia. All three events – Supplier Diversity Day: Halifax, Supplier Diversity Information Session: Valley Region in Wolfville…

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WBE Canada Welcomes the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority to its Government Membership

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce that the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority has joined WBE Canada as its latest Government member supporting Canada’s women-owned business…

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Manulife Financial Joins WBE Canada as a Corporate Member

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that Manulife Financial has become its newest corporate member, adding to the number of financial corporations that support Canadian…

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Upcoming Events

Virtual WBE Meetup

WBE Meetup: Summer Social

August 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Attention all Certified WBEs! Pull out your lounge chairs, pour yourself a favourite beverage and join your fellow WBEs at the next Meetup on August 16 from 4:00 – 5:30pm ET for a fun and casual conversation. This is the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow WBEs, find out more about them and their businesses and introduce yourself! Breakout sessions…

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Supplying Professional Services to the Government of Canada

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

The Government of Canada buys billions of dollars worth of goods and services each year to help deliver programs and services to Canadians. Procurement Assistance Canada would like to help your company do business with the federal government. This webinar focuses on the acquisition of professional services with topics including: Overview of contracting process Registering in supplier databases Searching for…

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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 and develop your strategy both short and long term Inspiring case studies from corporations and government organizations with existing supplier diversity programs…

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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.