Social Media, Privacy and Intellectual Property

by Ashlee Froese   In modern society, social media has become a crucial part of many of our day-to-day lives. Whether you use social media for personal use or for business purposes, major platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and I guess now TikTok have played a huge part in our life. We all…

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4 Steps To Developing a Supplier Diversity Program in Government Supply Chain

By Mike Pacholok   Are you looking to introduce a supplier diversity program into your governmental supply chain but are not sure where to start? A supplier diversity program can have a positive impact on your government supply chain. Including small and medium, diverse owned businesses from within your local economy  will help introduce new…

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Stimulating Small Business Prosperity

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By Kam Raman Small businesses are the backbone of Canada’s economy and at the heart of our diverse communities. As we continue to live and work in a time like no other, it has never been more important to be innovative and courageous while advocating for inclusivity and equity. The impact of the pandemic has…

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Sourcing the Next Level in Supplier Diversity

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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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Beyond the Accolades: Advice from WBE Canada’s 2020 Award Winners

At WBE Canada’s 2020 Annual Conference, we had the privilege of showcasing and celebrating outstanding achievements in supplier diversity amongst our certified WBE community and our corporate and government member organizations. Each finalist and award recipient is truly a champion, driving impact and demonstrating excellence and above all moving the needle on awareness of the…

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WBE Canada Launches ‘WBE Canada Magazine’

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Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce the launch of WBE Canada Magazine… a free quarterly publication designed to empower Canadian women entrepreneurs and inspire Canada’s corporate and government organizations in their supplier diversity initiatives. This is a magazine for every women-owned business, every entrepreneur, every organization and partner who believes…

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WBE Canada Launches Supplier Diversity 101: Supplier – A Guide to Understanding and Utilizing Supplier Diversity

Supplier Diversity 101: Supplier

Toronto | For immediate release WBE Canada released its latest resource for women-owned businesses: “Supplier Diversity 101: Supplier”. Designed as a simple guide to help suppliers improve sales and marketing processes, “Supplier Diversity 101” also sheds light on the value, benefits and opportunities of WBE certification. Supplier Diversity is still a relatively new concept in…

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October is Cyber Security Awareness Month

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…

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Re-Opening Your Business During Phase 3

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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…

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