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About WBE Canada

WBE Business woman leading meetingWBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council) is a Canadian non-profit organization that is opening doors for Canadian women-owned businesses to supply chains across Canada, North America and globally.

Founded by corporations to provide certification services for their supplier diversity programs, WBE Canada certifies, supports and promotes Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) who provide products or services to corporations and government organizations.

We represent Canadian Women Enterprises (WBEs) that are changing supply chains around the globe.

Our WBEs represent some of the most successful suppliers and innovators Canada has to offer. Our mandate is to build connections between Canadian women-owned businesses and corporate/government buyers and ensure that existing barriers are removed and supply chains are more diverse and inclusive.

What We Do


WBE Canada certifies Canadian businesses that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women and introduces them to opportunities with both private and public organizations. WBE Canada has the largest database of Canadian women-owned businesses. Our WBEs span across a variety of industries, purchasing categories, sizes and geographic locations.


In addition to certification, WBE Canada delivers education, training, coaching and mentoring programs that ramp up the capacity of women business owners to bid successfully on large procurement opportunities. This support contributes to significant growth for women-owned businesses. The organization also facilitates the building of strong networks for women by connecting them both with procurement officers of top corporations and government organizations and with other certified firms in order to enhance their bidding capacity.


WBE Canada also provides tools and programs to help its corporate and government members develop and evolve supplier diversity initiatives in their organizations.


WBE Canada enables connections between Canadian women-owned businesses and corporate/government buyers through its database, events, networking opportunities and more.


WBE Canada unites Canada’s Women Business Enterprises (WBEs),  governments, corporate leaders, and communities to enable economic prosperity across Canada. We are proud to have strong partners across a variety of industries, geographical areas and interests. We collaborate with individuals and organizations who are passionate about empowering and supporting the success of Canadian WBEs. Learn more about becoming our Associate, Sponsor or Media Partner.

Who We Are

Woman business owner leading teamOUR VISION

Empowered women-owned businesses with equal access within corporate and public procurement.


To advance economic growth across Canada through certification, promotion and development of women-owned businesses.


Innovation | Integrity | Collaboration | Impact


WBE Canada is the bridge between corporate and public procurement and Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs). As a quality third-party certifier of businesses owned, managed, and controlled by women, we have been connecting them to corporate supply chains since 2009. We focus on building relationships, facilitating knowledge transfer and driving economic growth.

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