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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Business women champion

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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

WBE Canada Announces 2023 Excellence Awards Winners

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2023 Excellence Awards handed out during its 14th National Conference “Women Impact: Leading Innovation &…

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Business Development Manager

Reporting to the President and CEO and serving as a pivotal member of the management team, the Manager of Business Development will be responsible for the development and execution of…

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WBE Canada Announces 2023 National Conference “Tradeshow” Participants

WBE Canada is excited to announce the list of Exhibitors featured at the 2023 National Conference Tradeshow. As WBE Canada gears up for its 14th National Conference November 8-9, 2023…

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Upcoming Events

Supplier Diversity Accelerator Primer Workshop

Supplier Diversity Accelerator Workshop: Fact or Fiction

November 29 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm EST

As 2023  comes to a close, it is time to look forward to 2024 and how Accelerator members can learn more on how to exceed their goals for next year. Fact or Fiction, led by Jamie Crump and Silvia Pencak, will address the top challenges she’s gathered after a year’s worth of consulting, speaking, facilitation,…

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Open Office Call

Open Office Call

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

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 Meetup: Holiday Shenanigans!

December 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Attention all Certified WBEs! The Holidays are just around the corner and what better way to start the celebrations than with your fellow WBEs! We’re getting into the festive spirit with “HOLIDAY SHENANIGANS: Ultimate Game Show!” This game will test your knowledge, skill, and speed. Unleash your inner game show enthusiast and embark on a…

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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.