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

Community Lead

Reporting to the Director, Certification & Community, the Community Lead will be responsible for the development, delivery and support of programs, initiatives and events for WBE Canada’s Community composed of…

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Celebrating the 10th Issue of WBE Canada Magazine featuring our 2023 Holiday Shopping Guide! 

Empowering Women-Owned Businesses  We’re thrilled to announce the release of the 10th issue of WBE Canada Magazine, marking a significant milestone in our journey to bring you the latest trends,…

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WBE Story: Wonderkind

Wonderkind is an online gifting service founded in March 2019 specializing in corporate and event gifting and featuring Made in Canada products from majority women-owned and female founded businesses across…

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Upcoming Events

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B2B Matchmaker

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

WBE Canada is happy to announce its B2B Matchmaker – to be hosted virtually on October 4, 2023. This full day event is designed to connect Certified WBE suppliers to the buyers in large corporate and government organizations and discuss the needs within the supply chains! Who is this event for? Certified Canadian WBEs –…

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Open Office Call

Open Office Call

October 12 @ 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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WBE Pre-conference forum

WBE: Interactive Pre-Conference Forum – What’s Hot What’s Not

October 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Join us for a half-day interactive event hosted by your very own Certified WBEs.  You will hear from past conference attendees on what worked for them, the best tips on what works and what doesn’t and interactive sessions with takeaway golden nuggets! All Certified WBEs should join us to receive the best tips and advice…

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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.