WBE Canada Launches Supplier Diversity Toolkit for Corporate and Government Members

For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce the launch of the latest addition to its growing list of resources for its Corporate Members committed to diversifying their supply chains – Supplier Diversity Toolkit. WBE Canada partnered with Jamie Crump, the CEO of The Richwell Group and Author of…

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2021 WBE Canada Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council recently announced the finalists for their 2021 Excellence Awards being presented on November 10th during this year’s Annual Conference “Moving Forward Together – Driving Change Through Supplier Diversity”. WBE Canada’s Excellence Awards showcase and celebrate achievements in supplier diversity amongst our certified WBE community, our corporate and…

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Supplier Diversity Update: The Journey

  By Catherine Grosz Supplier Diversity first crossed the 49th parallel into the Canadian market in 2004. At that time, corporations taking a hard look at the concept of evolving Diversity and Inclusion initiatives pretty much relegated Supplier Diversity programs to someone who worked the concept from the side of their desk. Best Practices shared…

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Media Release: The State of Supplier Diversity Programs in Canada

For Immediate Release WBE Canada, University of Manitoba and University of Calgary are happy to announce the release of the new report “The State of Supplier Diversity Programs in Canada: The Buyer’s Perspective”. In Fall 2020, WBE Canada and experts from the Universities of Manitoba and Calgary conducted a national survey on the status of…

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4 Steps To Developing a Supplier Diversity Program in Government Supply Chain

By Mike Pacholok   Are you looking to introduce a supplier diversity program into your governmental supply chain but are not sure where to start? A supplier diversity program can have a positive impact on your government supply chain. Including small and medium, diverse owned businesses from within your local economy  will help introduce new…

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Stimulating Small Business Prosperity

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By Kam Raman Small businesses are the backbone of Canada’s economy and at the heart of our diverse communities. As we continue to live and work in a time like no other, it has never been more important to be innovative and courageous while advocating for inclusivity and equity. The impact of the pandemic has…

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Sourcing the Next Level in Supplier Diversity

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By Jamie Crump There has never been a time when sourcing and supplier diversity has received as much attention as right now. Between the supply chain impacts of the pandemic and the global unrest that is causing businesses to take a social stand, the two areas are front and center. It doesn’t matter if your…

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Canadian Women-Owned Business Evaluate Supplier Diversity (Research Study)

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For Immediate Release | Toronto, ON WBE Canada and experts from the Universities of Manitoba and Calgary conducted a national survey on the status of supplier diversity in Canada. This survey, conducted in fall 2020, was designed to provide the data necessary to continue inclusion of underrepresented Canadian businesses, specifically women-owned businesses in large supply…

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TPS Promotions & Incentives joins WBE Canada as a Corporate Member

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is happy and excited to welcome TPS Promotions & Incentives as our newest Corporate Member. TPS Promotions & Incentives is an international award-winning supplier of premiums, incentives, promotional products and related on-line custom business solutions. The company works with tier-1 progressive, brand-oriented companies across CPG, Automotive, Retail, Professional…

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Building a Brighter Tomorrow for Canadian WBEs – Q&A with WBE Canada’s Government Members

At its 11th Annual Conference in November 2020, Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) launched 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. Canada’s public organizations have long recognized that diversity and inclusion drive growth and innovation…

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