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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

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

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By Michela Toscano, IONICA There were over 5000 recorded data breaches last year, with an estimated average cost of  CAD$5.07M. Cyber security threats are more numerous and sophisticated than ever before. Is your business ready? Many organizations think they are too small to fall victim to cyber-attacks. However, as institutions traditionally targeted by cyber criminals have erected robust cyber security… 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

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For Immediate Release WBE Canada Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Pauline Macdonald, Babcock Canada; Jennifer Cooke, Export Development Canada (EDC); Alison Campbell, OSME; and Maryse Benhoff, BG Communications have all joined the Board as its newest members. “As Board Chair I am thrilled to welcome our new Board Members. We are excited to see the diversity of… Read More

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Toronto September 30, 2020 “We’re at a point in time right now where there’s never been such a perfect storm of opportunity between supply chain and supplier diversity.” ~ Jamie Crump, President, The Richwell Group On September 23, 2020 WBE Canada hosted its first Corporate Members Forum bringing together more than 87% of our Corporate Member organizations. This half-day virtual… Read More

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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

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