Access to WBE Canada’s Database of Women Suppliers
Support for Your Supplier Diversity Program
Member Only Discount & Savings
More and more private and public organizations are implementing supplier diversity programs in Canada and globally. By doing so they increase innovation and customer satisfaction, experience better employee retention and drive greater value throughout their organization and for their customers – all of which are necessary to remain competitive in today’s marketplace.
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian nonprofit organization working closely with public and private entities across North America interested in diversifying their supply chains by engaging more Canadian women-owned businesses in their procurement opportunities.
It's time for your supply chain to lead economic growth in Canada... and partnership with WBE Canada is the place to start!
WBE CANADA SUPPORTS DEVELOPMENT & GROWTH OF SUPPLIER DIVERSITY PROGRAMS
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY ACCELERATOR
Maybe you've tried to implement your own supplier diversity initiative based on tips and recommendations from other organizations out there, only to find out that it's way harder than it looks. Our Supplier Diversity Accelerator is designed to provide you with customized advice and support to help you design your own strategy, resolve your unique challenges and implement the program that will be sustainable and successful in the long term. Best of all, this program is included in your Membership (no additional cost).
Imagine having a trusted advisor helping you along the way. We give you our proven strategies, templates, checklists and more that makes it clear, simple and highly effective... tap into strategies you simply won't find anywhere else!
WBE DATABASE & SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT
We save you time and resources as we verify eligibility of businesses for your supplier diversity program. Our WBE Database is searchable and available to you 24/7. All WBE Canada certified Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) are 51% or more owned, managed and controlled by woman/women and their taxes are up to date. WBE Canada provides the LARGEST database of certified diverse businesses in Canada.
In addition to verification, WBE Canada also provides supplier development programs, opportunities to educate suppliers on your processes, policies and requirements, and we can even share your procurement opportunities with the WBE community or send you a customized list of potential bidders. Our WBEs have access to development opportunities within some of the largest supply chains across North America - and your organization can reap the benefits of having reliable suppliers for your supply chain needs.
SUPPLIER DIVERSITY DATA SERVICES
WBE Canada offers a complimentary data scrub to its Corporate Members along with additional data tracking and reporting solutions at a significantly discounted member-only rate. Designed to help you identify your spend, track improvement of your program and impact of your purchasing on diverse communities data services will make your life easier.
You can't improve what you don't measure. This service is designed to ensure that your supplier diversity efforts are sustainable and growth oriented without the hassle of manual reporting. In fact, tracking automation is a SECRET INGREDIENT behind most successful supplier diversity initiatives.
PARTNER WITH WBE CANADA IN CREATING
PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR CANADIAN WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES
WBE Canada encourages public and private companies to access resources to grow, update and/or improve their supplier diversity programs. We help our Members design and establish more diverse and inclusive supply chains and equip them with essential resources and connect them to like-minded peers to enable exchange of ideas and best practices.
WBE Canada was established as a Canadian nonprofit organization in 2009 to provide WBE certification services for our Corporate Members. Utilizing our certification services gives buyers confidence that only eligible businesses benefit from supplier diversity program initiatives. WBE Canada is the largest Canadian certifying council and our supplier base is rapidly growing (45% growth over the past 2 years). Canadian women are ready for business and we want to make sure that your organization gets to benefit!
Don't Miss Out! WBE Canada Will Provide You With the Support You've Been Looking For...
KEY MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS
Access to WBE Canada’s online database of women suppliers certified through globally standardized procedures (WBE Database)
Buyer profile in WBE Database and WBE Canada Toolbox including information about your procurement and supplier diversity policies
Access to WBE Canada Toolbox - a resource library for your supplier diversity program needs
Member Newsletter - monthly updates, relevant news, important information, resources and much more
Member-Only Workshops and Peer Network - to provide idea exchange and learning experiences from like-minded professionals
Supplier Diversity Accelerator - customized training, consulting and support for you and your team to accelerate your supplier diversity efforts
Supplier Diversity Data Services - track, measure and improve results of your supplier diversity program
WBE Canada events - from online training, roundtables and matchmakers to our annual conference, there are many opportunities to engage with WBEs and other buyers
Showcase corporate social responsibility. Play an integral role in developing best practices in Canada and promoting economic growth through women.
Recognition as a supporter of Canadian women-owned businesses through inclusion of your logo on the WBE Canada website, brochures, marketing materials, news releases and media outreach.
Awards. Each year WBE Canada recognizes Member organizations who support Canadian women-owned businesses through their procurement, driving supplier diversity in Canada.
Member only discounts and savings. Membership has its privileges. Our members enjoy special pricing on many of our events, sponsorship opportunities and more.
Why Supplier Diversity Matters to BMO
BMO is a strong champion of diversity and inclusion with its employees, customers and suppliers. Supplier diversity brings competitiveness, innovation and customer satisfaction.
Why Supplier Diversity Matters
Supplier diversity means that everybody gets an equal chance. Listen in as one of our Certified WBE representatives shares her thoughts on the importance of supplier diversity.
Tiered by revenue. Based upon Canadian revenue provided there is a Corporate entity and operations in Canada for a minimum of two years.
- $10,000 per year | Revenue greater than $500 million
- $7,500 per year | Revenue between $250-500 million
- $5,000 per year | Revenue between $10-250 million
- $2,500 per year | Revenue less than $10 million
GOVERNMENT & NONPROFITS
Tiered by level. Level is based on the geographical scope of your organization.
- $7,500 per year | National and International level
- $5,000 per year | Provincial and Regional level
- $2,500 per year | Local level
ARE YOU READY TO OPEN YOUR PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR CANADIAN WOMEN OWNED BUSINESSES?
MEET OUR MEMBERS
WBE Canada is able to fulfill its purpose only because of our Corporate Members. WBE Canada Corporate Members represent organizations committed to purchasing from Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs).
These organizations have supported WBE Canada for 10+ consecutive years and are fully committed to advancing Canadian WBEs through procurement.
These corporate and government entities have or are developing their supplier diversity programs and are open to supporting Canadian Certified WBEs through their supply chains.
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