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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WBE Canada Welcomes the University of Toronto As Its Newest Government Member

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Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to welcome the largest university in Canada — University of Toronto — as its newest government member and the first Canadian university in its Corporate and Government member community. With plans to have a supplier diversity portal implemented before December 2021, University of Toronto is committed…

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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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Determined! Conversations with Canadian WBEs

WBE Canada’s certified WBE community has grown more than 20% over the past year – a year that has experienced incredible upheaval, hardship as well as triumph and head turning innovation. In the past year, WBE Canada corporate and government membership has also grown significantly. The importance and economic realities of increasing supplier diversity and…

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Event Coordinator

Reporting to the Partnerships & Training Manager, the Event Coordinator will oversee all aspects of event planning and management, including internal and external events, ranging from one-off webinars to large events. Employment: Full time position WBE Canada Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Toronto based nonprofit organization certifying Canadian women-owned businesses and…

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WBE Canada Welcomes EY Canada As Its Newest Corporate Member

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Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to welcome Ernst & Young LLP (EY Canada) as its newest corporate member. Working across assurance, consulting, law, strategy, tax and transactions, EY Canada teams ask better questions to find new answers for the complex issues facing our world today. EY Canada exists to build a…

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BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program

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BMO, in collaboration with Deloitte, is pleased to present the BMO Celebrating Women Grant Program. 10 Women-Owned Businesses will each receive a $10,000 grant, and an additional 8 will receive a $2,500 grant for their business Sustainability is fundamental to BMO’s Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life. In line with BMO’s…

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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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WBE Canada Welcomes Versacom Inc. to its Growing Corporate Membership

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to welcome Versacom Inc. as its newest Corporate Member. As Canada’s largest multilingual translation company led by expert language professionals, Versacom is the leader in professional language solutions in a country where translation is part of everyday life. They offer a full range of translation services…

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