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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 Business Enterprises (WBEs)
gain access to corporate and government supply chains

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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
ARE YOU A 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

Champion for Women Owned Businesses

News and Updates

Finance & Operations Manager

Reporting to the CEO and serving as an integral member of the management team, the Finance & Operations Manager will be responsible for the development of WBE Canada’s financial strategy, budget and reporting. Hours: Full time WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council) WBE Canada is a Toronto based nonprofit organization certifying Canadian women-owned businesses…

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WBE Canada Launches Supplier Diversity Toolkit for Corporate and Government Members

For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce the launch of the latest addition to its growing list of resources for its Corporate Members committed to diversifying their supply chains – Supplier Diversity Toolkit. WBE Canada partnered with Jamie Crump, the CEO of The Richwell Group and Author of…

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2021 WBE Canada Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council recently announced the finalists for their 2021 Excellence Awards being presented on November 10th during this year’s Annual Conference “Moving Forward Together – Driving Change Through Supplier Diversity”. WBE Canada’s Excellence Awards showcase and celebrate achievements in supplier diversity amongst our certified WBE community, our corporate and…

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Upcoming Events

2021 WBE Canada Annual Conference: Moving Forward Together

November 9 - November 10

2021 VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE IS COMING! WBE Canada’s Annual Conference is Canada’s leading event bringing together corporate and government leaders, procurement professionals and women-owned businesses to connect, inspire and celebrate achievements in supplier diversity. After months of reacting and adjusting to change, this year’s conference looks forward, bringing together champions from both sides of the supplier diversity conversation to share what we’ve…

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Toolbox Orientation

Exploring the WBE Canada Toolbox

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

The WBE Canada Toolbox is one of the most important benefits of WBE Certification. The next steps to leveraging your certification can all be found in this valuable resource – from important updates and informative articles, past webinar recordings, essential knowledge you need to understand Supplier Diversity and how it works to tips on promoting your Certified WBE Badge and…

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Certified WBE Orientation

Certified WBE Orientation

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

WBE Canada invites newly certified WBEs to an orientation session to learn what it means to be certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), how to leverage your certification and tools available to you in WBE Canada. This webinar is also a great tool for our existing certified WBEs to introduce your team members to new or hidden opportunities available…

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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.