get involved

We believe in the power of partnerships.

One way to showcase your business and discover potential opportunities is to volunteer. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to help you build relationships and encourage business growth.

Explore some of the opportunities below.

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SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE

Our community of Certified WBEs and supplier diversity professionals is eager to learn. We are constantly looking for engaging speaker, trainers, mentors and great content. If you have a topic that will propel our audience forward, we want to hear from you!

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SHARE YOUR STORY

WBE Canada loves to hear about the success stories from our community. From time to time we feature these stories on our website, in WBE Canada Magazine, e-updates, presentations and resource materials. Let us know about your achievements - we can't wait to celebrate with you.

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EVENT VOLUNTEER

WBE Canada hosts and attends many events across Canada and the US. Occasionally we look for support with events. You must be a representative of a WBE Certified Business, Corporate Member organization or Partner Organization in good standing to be a volunteer at our events.

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BOARD & COMMITTEE MEMBER

WBE Canada is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors. Our Board works through 5 Board Committees. We're constantly looking for sharp individuals to help us move to the next level to create even greater impact. If you are a representative of Certified WBE or Member organization eager to support us, we want to hear from you!

Our Volunteers, Advisors & Champions

WBE Canada greatly appreciates the support of our community. We partner with business professionals to champion supplier diversity and success of Canadian women-owned businesses.

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Andy Thompson
Board Treasurer, Committee Member
VP, Network Infrastructure Transformation
Nokia

Angela Sparks

Angela Sparks
Mentor
Sr. Manager Strategic Sustainability

Foodbuy

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Ann-Marie Anderson
Committee Member, Trainer
Advisor, Canadian Supplier Diversity
BMO

Anne-Marie Deslauriers

Anne-Marie Deslauriers
Committee Member
Founder
Delan

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Arun Nair
Committee Member
Strategic Sourcing Manager
TD Bank

Ashifa Jumani

Ashifa Jumani
Trainer
Director of Procurement
Telus

Carol Attak

Carol Attak
Trainer
Senior Manager of Global Supplier Diversity and Sustainability
BMO

Celso Afonseca

Celso Afonseca
Board Member, Mentor
Manager, Sustainable Procurement
Metrolinx

Charmaine Hammond 2023

Charmaine Hammond
Committee Member, Mentor, Trainer
Owner
Hammond International Inc.

Cheryl Cryer

Cheryl Cryer
Mentor
Head of Responsible Sourcing & Supplier Diversity
TD Bank

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Christine Canning
Board Member, Committee Chair
 Head of Global Delivery, Virtual Connect
BMO

Daelan Burgess

Daelan Burgess
Board Member, Committee Member
Assistant Director, Global Supplier Recovery
General Motors LLC

Darlene Marino

Darlene Marino
Committee Member, Mentor, Trainer
President & Owner
Procurement Management Services Inc.

David Kim

David Kim
Committee Member
Regional Manager Client Diversity,
BC & North Region
BDC

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Deb Day
Committee Member, Mentor
Founder, CEO and Chief Strategist
Innovate By Day

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Hannah Keip
Committee Member
Manager, Purchasing Services
ArcelorMittal Dofasco

Janice Tee

Janice Tee
Board Member, Committee Member
Senior Manager, Global Human Resources & Talent Management
Magna

Jen McAvoy

Jen McAvoy
Board Member, Committee Chair
VP, Client Engagement
Cotton Candy

Jen Schrock

Jen Schrock
Committee Member, Mentor
Director, PPM Operations & Strategic Initiatives
CDW

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Jennifer Cooke
Board Member, Committee Member
Director of Inclusive Trade
EDC

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Jennifer Kelly
Mentor, Trainer
Founder & CEO
New Initiatives Marketing

 

 

Jessica Grey 2023

Jessica Grey
Trainer
Associate Director, Supplier Diversity
RBC

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Johanna De La Cadena
Committee Member
Supplier Diversity Program Lead
Chep

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Kait Abma
Committee Member
Senior Manager, Procurement Strategy & Transformation
RBC

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Kate Penton
Mentor, Trainer,
Manager, Procurement and Supplier Management

Rogers Communications Inc.

Kathleen Barber

Kathleen Barber
Committee Member
Strategic Corporate Category Manager - US & Canada
Cogeco

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Katie Neville
Committee Member
Team Lead & Manager Procurement Outsourcing, IT Services & Consulting
Telus

 

 

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Kayla Maduk
Committee Member, Trainer,
Supplier Diversity Program Manager
Bell

Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown
Mentor
Senior Procurement Advisor & Supplier Diversity Champion
EDC

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Lisa Siragusa
Mentor
President
NRG TeleResources

Marte Belisle

Marte Belisle
Mentor
President
SommEvents

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Martin Grenier
Board Member, Committee Chair
Vice President, Procurement
Cogeco

Marty Britton

Marty Britton
Trainer
President & CEO
Britton Management Profile Inc.

Maryse Benhoff

Maryse Benhoff
Trainer, Mentor,
President & Founder
BG Communications International Inc.

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Maude Pariseau
Committee Member
Director Procurement
BDC

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Nabil Mansour
Mentor
Chief Procurement Office
Telus

 

 

 

Pamela Smith

Pamela Smith
Board Member, Committee Member,
President and Owner
Trend Collection and Bailiff Services Ltd.

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Paula Bass
Mentor, Trainer
President
KBC Tools & Machinery

Rahmat Fashanu

Rahmat Fashanu
Committee Member
Assistant Corporate Secretary
DCM

Rusalena MacDougall

Rusalena MacDougall
Trainer
Strategic Sourcing Information Manager
BGIS

Sanja-Cancar

Sanja Todorovic
Trainer 
Principal, Global Sourcing and Category Management
Microsoft

 

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Shawna Pereira
Mentor
Co-Founder and Creative Director
Wonderkind

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Sherrie O'Doyle
Committee Member
Director, Value Growth Programs
BMO

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Stephanie Khurana
Board Member (WBE Representative) Committee Chair, Trainer
President
Netchem Inc.

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Tatyana Pena
Committee Member
Global Supplier Inclusion & Sustainability Senior Analyst
Accenture

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Vincent Laparriere
Mentor
Lead Category Manager
Cogeco