WBE Canada

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

Corporate or Government Buyer

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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

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News and Updates

Diversifying Supply Chains Takes Commitment and Continued Learning

Originally published in the WBE Canada Magazine; Issue 5. Don’t miss out, subscribe to our magazine HERE. By Melanie Travers, Director of Sourcing and Supplier Management at Export Development Canada …

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WBE Canada Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

  Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is pleased to announce new appointments to the Board of Directors for 2022. Appointed as a Board Director is Celso Afonseca, Manager,…

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WBE Canada and RBC Partner To Provide Financial Education to Women Businesses Enterprises

Financial decisions touch so many aspects of life. Some decisions are simpler, ranging from day-to-day purchases and choosing products and services for you and your family, while others are more…

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Upcoming Events

Meet the Buyer: OPG

Meet the Buyer: Ontario Power Generation

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

This LIVE virtual event is for Certified WBEs who want to learn how to do business with “big” businesses. Join us on May 30, 2022 to learn more about Ontario Power Generation (OPG), one of our Government Members. Bring your questions, we’ll have a live Q&A chat. This 1.5-hour online webinar is an excellent way for Certified WBEs to learn…

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CanadaBuys Webinar

CanadaBuys: Doing Business with the Government of Canada

May 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Public Services and Procurement Canada, a WBE Canada Government Member, is pleased to provide a general overview of the Government of Canada’s procurement modernization initiative; making procurement easier, simpler, and increasing access to opportunities for all suppliers. This presentation will include a demonstration of the CanadaBuys tendering service – the new home for doing business with the Government of Canada.…

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Supplier Diversity Toolkit Workshop

September 14 - September 15

Back by popular demand! WBE Canada invites all Corporate Members to the second Supplier Diversity Toolkit Workshop of 2022. This 2-day workshop will provide you with access to… Step-by-step guideline to help you kick start your supplier diversity program in no time Inspiring case studies from corporations and government organizations with existing supplier diversity programs Peer-to-peer conversations designed to review the best practices and solutions…

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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.