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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


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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

Champion for Women Owned Businesses

News and Updates

Sourcing the Next Level in Supplier Diversity

By Jamie Crump There has never been a time when sourcing and supplier diversity has received as much attention as right now. Between the supply chain impacts of the pandemic and the global unrest that is causing businesses to take a social stand, the two areas are front and center. It doesn’t matter if your…

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WBE Canada Welcomes Versacom Inc. to its Growing Corporate Membership

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to welcome Versacom Inc. as its newest Corporate Member. As Canada’s largest multilingual translation company led by expert language professionals, Versacom is the leader in professional language solutions in a country where translation is part of everyday life. They offer a full range of translation services…

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Grand & Toy Joins WBE Canada As Its Newest Corporate Member

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to welcome Grand & Toy as our newest Corporate Member. Grand & Toy is a leading provider of workplace products and solutions serving Canadian businesses over 130 years. From the latest technology, furniture, everyday office essentials and facility resources, they provide workplace innovation that enables their…

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Upcoming Events

Open Office Hour

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Join us for an informal chat as Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada facilitates conversation about the latest updates at WBE Canada and answers your questions. We put together 3 calls for this summer to connect with our community and have an open forum conversation. While the first call was strictly for our Certified WBE community, this second conversation is…

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Certified WBE Orientation

Certified WBE Orientation

August 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

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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Accelerate Your Women-Owned Business

Accelerate Your Women-Owned Business

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Are you a Canadian business woman looking to accelerate your business and land contracts with large corporations? Join us on August 12 for a FREE workshop “Accelerate Your Women-Owned Business: Learn How to win more contracts” as we help you navigate large corporate supply chains and opportunities they offer to SMEs. During this information-packed webinar you will learn: The opportunities…

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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.