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Supplier diversity and inclusive business practices are core to RBC’s business strategy and central to their commitment to helping communities prosper. As a founding member of WBE Canada, RBC has been championing diverse suppliers and ensuring that they receive fair representation in RBC’s sourcing processes. By ensuring that diverse suppliers have access to procurement opportunities, RBC is able to provide… Read More

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that Home Trust, one of Canada’s leading financial service institutions has joined us as our newest Corporate Member. Home Trust was founded in 1986 to help Canadians reach their financial goals. Providing a wide range of financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, deposits and retail lending, Home Trust is… Read More

For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that UPS has joined the WBE Canada community as our newest corporate member. “UPS has long been committed to supplier diversity and economic inclusion,” said Kris Oswold, Vice President of Global Supplier Diversity, “UPS looks forward to supporting WBE Canada in its mission to advance economic… Read More

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Major corporations and government institutions play an integral part in the supplier diversity framework and economic well-being of Canada. As the COVID Pandemic slammed into our daily lives, years of gains and progress made by women-owned businesses were stripped away in a matter of weeks. Female entrepreneurs across the country were forced to handle disruptions in their businesses as well… Read More

For Immediate Release WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprise Canada Council) is thrilled to announce that Walsh Canada, one of the largest and most established builders in North America, has joined us as our newest corporate member. A part of Walsh Group, one of North America’s largest construction companies, Walsh Canada was established in Toronto in 2009 and has a remarkable… Read More

The pandemic experiences of women entrepreneurs are especially acute because of structural inequalities¹. 2020 – The year of COVID-19, was a difficult one. The impacts were severe on certain groups and communities, including Canadian women entrepreneurs. About 61 percent of women-owned businesses were challenged with the loss of contracts, customers, or clients and 45.7% of women-owned businesses reported that they… Read More

Impact of supplier diversity

Financial confidence is a huge contributing factor to success and growth of women-owned businesses. In Canada, when we think about financial confidence in women, we think BMO for Women. BMO for Women recognizes the importance of women in the Canadian economy and ensures that women entrepreneurs are well equipped with the tools and resources they need to be financially secure… Read More

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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

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