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Category: Supplier Diversity

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

2020 WBE Canada Excellence Awards

Toronto | For Immediate Release WBE Canada is excited to announce the winners of this year’s Excellence Awards celebrated during its 11th Annual Conference “Supply Chain Innovation ” held virtually, November 9-10, 2020. Rewatch the moments here: The 2020 Excellence Awards recognize the significant contributions made by corporations and leaders to the economic advancement of women-owned businesses in Canada and… 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

2020 WBE Conference C-Suite Panel

For immediate release Canadian women-owned businesses adopted changes to adapt to the pandemic faster than other businesses. In fact, over half (55.0%) of businesses majority-owned by women introduced new ways to interact with or sell to customers to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, compared with 49.7% of other businesses. Furthermore, over one-third (34.0%) of businesses majority-owned by women reported that… 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

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For Immediate Release WBE Canada and University of Manitoba are conducting a national survey on the status of supplier diversity in Canada. This survey is designed to provide the data necessary to continue inclusion of underrepresented Canadian businesses, specifically women-owned businesses in large supply chains and to move supplier diversity forward in Canada. The results of this survey will help… Read More

For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council today announced the finalists for their 2020 Excellence Awards being presented on November 10th during this year’s Annual Conference “Supply Chain Innovation <Decoded>”.  WBE Canada’s Excellence Awards showcase and celebrate achievements in supplier diversity amongst our certified WBE community and our corporate and government member organizations. “We are thrilled to have received… 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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