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

Support the Success of Canadian Women-Owned Businesses 

News and Updates

Celebrating WBE Canada’s Win at the CWE Industry Gala

Celebrating WBE Canada’s Win at the CWE Industry Gala In the realm of empowering women in business, WBE Canada has long been a beacon of inspiration and support. Recently, the…

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Nominations are now open for 2023 WBE Canada National Conference!

Nominations are now open for 2023 WBE Canada National Conference! Toronto, ON – May 9, 2023 – Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce that nominations…

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Speaker Applications Now Open for WBE Canada’s National Conference in November 2023

Women-business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada), a Canadian non-profit organization that certifies and connects Canadian women-owned businesses with corporate and government buyers, is pleased to announce that speaker applications are…

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Upcoming Events

Meet the Buyer: Cogeco

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

This LIVE virtual event is open to any suppliers who want to learn how to do business with Cogeco, one of WBE Canada’s Corporate Members. Bring your questions, we’ll have lines open for conversations. WBE Canada’s Meet the Buyer online webinars are an excellent way to get first hand information from member corporations they may…

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2023 WBE Meetup Template

WBE Meetup: Book Club

June 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Attention all Certified WBEs! This month’s WBE Meetup is taking on a Book Club format! Hosted by SAC member, Katia Dedovic, Services Conseil Katia Dedovic Inc certified WBEs are encouraged to join the June 20th WBE Meetup for “something a little different” as we get together to discuss the incredibly successful and thought-provoking book, “Lean…

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WBE Canada BookClub with Carolyn Stern

WBE Canada BookClub Virtual Series with Carolyn Stern: The Emotionally Strong Leader

June 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

WBE Canada presents an exciting new opportunity for Certified WBEs with the WBE Canada BookClub Virtual Series with Carolyn Stern. Carolyn is the author of WBE Canada’s first BookClub offering “The Emotionally Strong Leader: An Inside-Out Journey of Transformational Leadership”. As the Keynote Speaker at WBE Canada’s 2022 National Conference, Carolyn shared how to be…

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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.