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Mike Pacholok. Andrea Robinson

The City of Toronto continues leading the way in supply chain diversification proving that change is possible in spite of restrictions in public procurement structures. Their Social Procurement Program was approved by the City Council in 2016 as a tool to reduce the poverty and improve wellbeing of diverse communities throughout the City. The City of Toronto became a WBE… Read More

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For immediate Release: November 11, 2020 Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) held its 11th Annual Conference Supply Chain Innovation <Decoded> November 9 and 10, 2020 in a virtual format to ensure its community remained safe and healthy as the country continued to deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic. This year’s conference, attended by 495 participants, was supported by corporate… Read More

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For Immediate Release Today WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council) announced during its 11th Annual Conference the launch of its pilot Government Membership Program designed to encourage Canada’s public institutions to formally adopt supplier diversity as a way forward to grow the Canadian economy. While Canada’s public organizations have continued to recognize that diversity and inclusion drive growth and… Read More

For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that the City of Brampton is our newest Corporate Member. With more than 650,000 residents, Brampton is Canada’s 9th most populous municipality, the 77th largest city in North America and the third most populous city in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, behind Toronto and Mississauga. The… Read More

WBE Canada’s 2020 Conference is a month away! As part of our preparation for the conference on November 9-10, we plan on preparing a video compilation of messages from our corporate members and Certified WBEs. If you are a corporate member: Please send us a short video message describing in a few words what WBE Canada corporate membership means for… Read More

For immediate release TORONTO – September 1, 2020 – Women Business Enterprises Canada Council is excited to announce that Genumark, the largest Canadian-owned promotional products distributor, is the newest member of our Corporate Member community. Genumark exemplifies the commitment by Canada’s top corporations to open doors for Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) to a variety of industry sectors and their… Read More

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For immediate release TORONTO – August 27, 2020 Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce that Babcock Canada has joined our Corporate Member community. As a leading provider of complex engineering services, Babcock Canada provides vital services, technology and support solutions for assets of national importance in defence. emergency services and civil nuclear domains. Babcock Canada… Read More

Supplier Diversity Accelerator

For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) today announced the launch of its new Supplier Diversity Accelerator program. Statistics from both developed and underdeveloped countries are aligned when it comes to the percentage of spend with women-owned businesses within large corporate and government supply chains – a meagre less than 5%! With the pandemic having a disproportionately… Read More

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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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