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For Immediate Release | Toronto WBE Canada is excited to share a brand new report created in collaboration with Clear Concept Inc., one of our Certified WBE companies. Driving Innovation Within a Diverse Supply Chain outlines the countless innovative examples of committed individuals across the WBE community who are making a profound impact in advancing women-owned enterprises through supplier diversity.… Read More

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 importance of diversity, inclusion and… Read More

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Accenture believes that inclusive procurement practices create long term value for its clients and communities while helping them to remain agile, disruptive and ahead of the market. At the same time these same practices help suppliers grow their representation and influence in their own markets. As a founding member of WBE Canada, Accenture’s goal is to create more sustainable supply… Read More

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Supplier diversity and inclusive business practices are core to RBC’s business strategy and central to their commitment to helping communities prosper. As a founding member of WBE Canada, RBC has been championing diverse suppliers and ensuring that they receive fair representation in RBC’s sourcing processes. By ensuring that diverse suppliers have access to procurement opportunities, RBC is able to provide… Read More

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Toronto, For Immediate Release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is pleased to announce that effective immediately, our Certified WBE Community will now have two representatives at the Board of Directors. Joining Maryse Benhoff, Chair of the Supplier Advisory Committee (SAC) is Kim Ades, certified WBE and Vice-Chair of SAC. WBEs have been represented at the Board level since… Read More

Impact of supplier diversity

Financial confidence is a huge contributing factor to success and growth of women-owned businesses. In Canada, when we think about financial confidence in women, we think BMO for Women. BMO for Women recognizes the importance of women in the Canadian economy and ensures that women entrepreneurs are well equipped with the tools and resources they need to be financially secure… Read More

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

Maryse Benhoff

WBE Canada announces Maryse Benhoff will assume the role of chair of WBE Canada’s Supplier Advisory Committee and WBE representative on the Board of Directors effective immediately. Maryse, who has been an active member of the SAC committee since 2019 replaces Katie Tingley who leaves the position as she begins a new chapter in her professional career.  “It has been… Read More

There’s no doubt – COVID 19 hit the business community with tornado strength. Since mid-March, businesses have had to re-organize, shift priorities, pivot how they do business, re-tool to answer the call for necessary equipment, sadly lay off staff, make wage cuts and for many, multi-task as they spend their days at home with children, managing at-home learning while managing… Read More

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