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New partnership opens doors for women-owned businesses in Canada TORONTO – June 10, 2020 – For entrepreneurs in Canada, one of the challenges of growing business throughout North America is connecting with supply chain leaders in the corporate and government sectors. To help open those doors in the corporate sectors and support supply chain diversity, CHEP Canada recently joined WBE… Read More

There’s no doubt – COVID 19 hit the business community with tornado strength. Since mid-March, businesses have had to re-organize, shift priorities, pivot how they do business, re-tool to answer the call for necessary equipment, sadly lay off staff, make wage cuts and for many, multi-task as they spend their days at home with children, managing at-home learning while managing… Read More

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On March 26th  WBE Canada held its first virtual Automotive Industry event  connecting certified Canadian women-owned businesses with select OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers. Due to the on-going COVID-19 situation, WBE Canada transformed its traditional Breakfast with BrandsTM: Automotive Industry event, originally planned to be hosted in Windsor, ON, to an on-line event. Twenty-eight certified women-owned businesses were able… Read More

On March 5th  WBE Canada held its first “Breakfast with Brands” event of 2020 by bringing  together certified women-owned businesses and buyers from WBE Canada Corporate Member organizations in the Financial sector and their Tier 1 suppliers. Breakfast With Brands: Financial Industry was hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and sponsored by RBC. WBE Canada’s Breakfast with Brands events… Read More

Kiruba Sankar

Kiruba Sankar is a highly regarded leader in the Canadian supplier diversity space. As a Global Leader, CSR on RBC’s Global Procurement team, he oversees the development of strategy and execution for RBC’s Global Supplier Diversity program, which is responsible for procurement practices and community involvement activities in their supply chain. Working with his global team of procurement professionals, Kiruba… Read More

Magna

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that Magna International Inc. has joined us as a new Corporate Member.  Magna International Inc. is a global mobility technology company engaged in defining and creating the future of mobility for established automakers and new entrants. It is one of the largest companies in Canada and… Read More

Toronto, October 24, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that SHI Canada has joined us as a new Corporate Member.  SHI is a leader in delivering exceptional value and experience to help customers select, deploy and manage technology.  From software and hardware procurement to deployment planning, configuration, data center optimization, IT… Read More

Twenty-eight days and counting! In less than one month we’ll gather at the Toronto Congress Centre for our Annual Conference and celebrate our 10th Anniversary of supporting women-owned businesses and leadership in Supplier Diversity. The conference website is being updated daily – if you haven’t checked it out lately – do so – entire agenda is now finalized to help you pre-select… Read More

City of Toronto Social Procurement

WBE Canada’s annual awards celebrate and recognize the significant achievements of Canadian women owned businesses, corporate and government leaders. These awards ultimately increase awareness and visibility of the impact supplier diversity initiatives create to inspire further achievement. 2019 Award nominations are currently open, and as we are collecting applications, we wanted to share with you accomplishments of the winner of… Read More

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Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that BGIS Canada has joined us as a new Corporate Member. BGIS is a global leader in the provision of facility management, project delivery, energy & sustainability, asset management, workplace advisory, and real estate services. Globally, BGIS manages over 30,000 facilities totaling more than 340 million square feet across several… Read More

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