The Highs and Lows for Women Entrepreneurs: A Check in With WBEs

By Lisa Haydon “In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, WBE Canada partnered with Lisa Haydon and Pivotal Coaching, a Certified WBE company to identify the strengths and weaknesses within our community to better understand the value our WBEs bring to corporate and government supply chains as well as the areas for improvement,” said…

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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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Beyond the Accolades: Advice from WBE Canada’s 2020 Award Winners

At WBE Canada’s 2020 Annual Conference, we had the privilege of showcasing and celebrating outstanding achievements in supplier diversity amongst our certified WBE community and our corporate and government member organizations. Each finalist and award recipient is truly a champion, driving impact and demonstrating excellence and above all moving the needle on awareness of the…

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Flextrack Joins WBE Canada as a Corporate Member

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that Flextrack has joined us as our newest corporate member. With locations across North America, Flextrack is a leader in the managed service provider (MSP) and vendor management system (VMS) space. Flextrack makes a material impact on client strategy by enabling a total talent…

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Canada Needs a Feminist Small Business Procurement Strategy

Dr. Barbara Orser¹ Full Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa The imperative of securing such goods as vaccines and PPE has placed Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) in the media spotlight. Canada’s central purchasing agency has been mandated to increase procurement from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) owned by members of designated…

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Training & Program Coordinator

Reporting to the President Employment: Contract with opportunity to extend to full-time position in 2022 WBE Canada Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Toronto based nonprofit organization certifying Canadian women-owned businesses and connecting them to buyers in large corporate and government organizations. Our mission is to advance economic growth across Canada through…

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Buying With Purpose: How You Can Support Women-Owned Businesses

Canadian Women Brand

Women-owned businesses in Canada are growing at a rapid pace and are becoming increasingly prominent, with a 30% increase in women-owned businesses in the last ten years¹, and statistics clearly show the huge impact that they have on Canada’s economy. However, time and again, the question arises ‘Why is it important to support Canadian women-owned…

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WBE Canada Launches ‘WBE Canada Magazine’

WBE Canada Magazine launch

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce the launch of WBE Canada Magazine… a free quarterly publication designed to empower Canadian women entrepreneurs and inspire Canada’s corporate and government organizations in their supplier diversity initiatives. This is a magazine for every women-owned business, every entrepreneur, every organization and partner who believes…

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