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On March 26th  WBE Canada held its first virtual Automotive Industry event  connecting certified Canadian women-owned businesses with select OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers. Due to the on-going COVID-19 situation, WBE Canada transformed its traditional Breakfast with BrandsTM: Automotive Industry event, originally planned to be hosted in Windsor, ON, to an on-line event. Twenty-eight certified women-owned businesses were able… Read More

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WBE Canada Team is compiling a list of updates and resources to help you navigate necessary information and resources for your business. Bookmark this page for future updates.  March 27 Prime Minister announces additional support for Canadian small businesses – 75% of wage subsidies, launch of Canada Emergency Business Account – interest free loans for eligible businesses available through banks,… Read More

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WBE Canada is collecting important resources for Canadian WBEs to support you during the COVID-19 crisis. Check back as this list will be updated on an ongoing basis.  Procurement Opportunities Government of Canada – Call for medical suppliers Ontario Government – Supply emergency products Ontario Government – Supply innovative approaches to fight COVID-19 Ontario Government – Submit products, solutions or… Read More

Silvia Pencak

We are in unprecedented times. The spread of COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of our lives, and things are changing quickly. I wanted to provide an update on the actions WBE Canada is taking to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our clients, our team and their families. We have taken the following preventive measures: restricting non essential business travel;… Read More

WBE Canada Lunch & Learn

Thursday March 5th WBE Canada hosted the first  “Lunch and Learn” event specifically designed for Corporate and Government organizations. “Lunch and Learn: How to Start your Supplier Diversity Program hosted corporations interested in learning more about developing and growing a supplier diversity program within their organization. Led by WBE Canada Business Development Committee, represented by Kiruba Sankar, RBC and Michelle… Read More

On March 5th  WBE Canada held its first “Breakfast with Brands” event of 2020 by bringing  together certified women-owned businesses and buyers from WBE Canada Corporate Member organizations in the Financial sector and their Tier 1 suppliers. Breakfast With Brands: Financial Industry was hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and sponsored by RBC. WBE Canada’s Breakfast with Brands events… Read More

About WBE Canada WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council) is a non-profit organization that is opening doors for Canadian women-owned businesses to supply chains across North America. We work closely with Canadian women-owned businesses, government organizations and large corporations across a variety of industries. We are currently looking for a student with a passion for marketing and social media… Read More

Katie Tingley

Katie Tingley, President of The Tingley Advantage Inc., and Certified WBE since 2013, was elected to be the new Chair of WBE Canada’s Supplier Advisory Committee and WBE representative on the Board of Directors. The Tingley Advantage Inc. partners with corporations to boost the effectiveness of their analytics and data science teams. They offer customized training and coaching on the… Read More

Silvia Pencak

Happy New Year! I hope you are as excited as I am for 2020!  At WBE Canada we managed to squeeze in a long overdue two week vacation and we’re recharged and ready to roll.  Whether you were able to enjoy some time off or had to work through the Holidays, I hope this new year heralds new opportunities to… Read More

Dora Silva-Bolanos

At its Annual Member Meeting held Friday November 15, 2019,  WBE Canada Members named Dora Silva-Bolanos their new Board Chair effective January 1, 2020. Dora replaces Catherine Grosz who has served on the Board since 2015, as Chair since 2017 and will continue serving as WBE Canada’s Board Member as well as the Nominations Committee Member.  Dora Silva is Senior… Read More

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