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For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is opening applications for its Supplier Advisory Committee (SAC). WBE Canada Certified WBEs are eligible for this post if their business has been WBE certified for more than 1 year. SAC currently has 4 members, all of them will continue working on the committee in 2021. We are opening 7… 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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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced small business support organizations and educational institutions across the globe to re-think how they deliver entrepreneurship education and training. The unprecedented transition to online delivery methods presents an opportunity to create more inclusive entrepreneurship courses, programs and small business support services. Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa’s ‘Gender-Smart Entrepreneurship Education & Training Plus’ (GEET+)… Read More

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The State of Women’s Entrepreneurship in Canada 2020, by Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) synthesizes government, academic, and expert research to highlight some of the structural barriers facing diverse women entrepreneurs in Canada.  The report also gives key insights into signs of progress that are being made with regards to women entrepreneurs in Canada and offers key areas with new opportunities… Read More

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For immediate release TORONTO – August 27, 2020 Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce that Babcock Canada has joined our Corporate Member community. As a leading provider of complex engineering services, Babcock Canada provides vital services, technology and support solutions for assets of national importance in defence. emergency services and civil nuclear domains. Babcock Canada… Read More

Supplier Diversity Accelerator

For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) today announced the launch of its new Supplier Diversity Accelerator program. Statistics from both developed and underdeveloped countries are aligned when it comes to the percentage of spend with women-owned businesses within large corporate and government supply chains – a meagre less than 5%! With the pandemic having a disproportionately… Read More

WBE Canada Toolbox

For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) today announced the launch of its new WBE Canada Toolbox designed to help Canadian Women Owned Businesses land more corporate and government contracts. Statistics from developed countries and underdeveloped countries are aligned when it comes to percentage of spend with women-owned businesses within large corporate and government supply chains –… Read More

As the economy continues to reopen, we are watching closely for the innovative adaptations and new ways of doing business everywhere around us. Innovation is at the heart of this year’s conference. This year’s theme is “Supply Chain Innovation Decoded” and we can’t wait to share success stories, important updates and celebrate successes within our community. Today we are announcing… Read More

COVID-19

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 provided an overview of all… Read More

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