The Real Impact of Supplier Diversity: How RBC Continues Increasing Procurement Opportunities for Women Business Enterprises

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,…

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C-Level Executives Inspire Action to Advance Canadian Women-Owned Businesses

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…

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Stronger Together – 2020 in Review

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…

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WBE Canada Launches Pilot Government Membership Program

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…

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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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Supplier Diversity: The First 2 Months of COVID-19 In Supply Chains

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,…

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Financial Support & Taxes during Covid-19 Pandemic

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WBE Canada compiled the following resources to help you cope with the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on your business. Financial support COVID-19 Regional Relief and Recovery Fund– $675 million to support regional economies, businesses, organizations and communities in regions across Canada and $287 million to support the national network of Community Futures Development Corporations.…

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Canadian Banks Join Forces To Support Canadian Women Entrepreneurs During COVID-19

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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…

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