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By Michela Toscano, IONICA There were over 5000 recorded data breaches last year, with an estimated average cost of  CAD$5.07M. Cyber security threats are more numerous and sophisticated than ever before. Is your business ready? Many organizations think they are too small to fall victim to cyber-attacks. However, as institutions traditionally targeted by cyber criminals have erected robust cyber security… Read More

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As we slowly begin to approach phase 3 of this global pandemic, the world is slowly starting to adjust to a “new norm”. So what does this mean for businesses that plan to re-open? Policy A business owner is now required to create a mask policy. They are required to communicate the policy to staff members, train the staff members… Read More

WeLoveLearning Canada, led by Founder and CEO Janet Stewart, along with her team of experts, designs, builds and deploys really awesome digital learning solutions to close the gaps in employee performance issues that cost companies money and opportunities. As Instructional Designers they take an organization’s content and bring it to life in innovative ways that provide its customers with the… Read More

Silvia Pencak

By Silvia Pencak Your business foundation needs to be strong to survive tough times. No matter how your business is set up, whether your footprint is regional or global, chances are we all face similar challenges – people challenges. In order to build a strong organizational structure or company, you MUST focus on people. No matter what level of automation… Read More


Last update: April 20, 2020 On April 9th, 2020 WBE Canada had the pleasure of hosting a ground breaking webinar with senior women leaders from all of its member financial institutions to discuss business financing during COVID-19. Moderated by Ashlee Froese, Lawyer at Froese Law, a Canadian Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) Company, this event provided an overview of all… Read More


By Silvia Pencak COVID-19 has brought an unprecedented amount of change to the business world and economies around the world in a very short period of time.  There are 3 types of businesses coping with this crisis. The first group is directly impacted by this pandemic and they have had to shut their doors due to social distancing requirements, like… Read More


By Ashlee Froese With a number of provinces declaring a provincial state of emergency and, as of March 22, 2020, the Federal government examining the Emergencies Act (but not yet enacting it), it is clear that we are in exceptional times.  Businesses opt into insurance policies to guard against the impact of exceptional times.  We always hope that we never need to… Read More


By Ashlee Froese In the previous article we discussed the relevance of force majeure clauses in contracts during the Covid 19 crisis. (A force majeure clause can allow for non-performance on contractual obligations to be excused without penalty.) You can read the article here. But what if you don’t have a force majeure contained in your contract, what do you do?… Read More


By Ashlee Froese We are now starting to understand the global impact of Coronavirus and that it goes well beyond health issues. Its impact is reverberating throughout the global economy. Factories, cities and, literally, countries have been shut down. With the vast number of consumer goods companies relying on Chinese manufactured goods, the global supply chain is rife with delay,… Read More


Last update: September 1, 2020 WBE Canada Team is compiling a list of updates and resources to help Canadian women-owned businesses navigate necessary information and resources for your business. Bookmark this page for future updates.  WBE Canada May 25 – WBE Canada announced its upcoming “Keep Selling, Keep Going” webinar for Wednesday June 10, 2020 at 12pm ET. Open to… Read More

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