2022 WBE Canada Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

For Immediate Release

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) recently announced the finalists for the 2022 Excellence Awards being presented at this year’s National Conference “Roadmap to Success – It Starts with Us” being held in person in Toronto, November 9-10, 2022.

WBE Canada’s Excellence Awards showcase and celebrate achievements in supplier diversity in Canada. Join us as we applaud the incredible accomplishments of Canadian women-owned businesses and the outstanding progress our corporate and government members are making by creating opportunities for Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) in their supply chains and helping drive Canada’s economic recovery and growth. 

“Once again, we are excited to receive so many outstanding nominations from across Canada, from WBEs, our corporate and government members and our partners nominating individuals and corporate entities exemplifying leadership, innovation, business growth, success and commitment to the continuing growth of supplier diversity across Canada,” said Silvia Pencak, President & CEO, WBE Canada. “This year’s Excellence Awards Ceremony is especially poignant as we are finally able to come together and celebrate in person, the achievements and accomplishments of our finalists and winners.  We are also grateful for the support of our awards sponsors who have so generously joined in celebrating and supporting our community.

Here are the Finalists for WBE Canada’s 2022 Excellence Awards in alphabetical order.  We encourage everyone to extend their support and encouragement. 

2022 Top Corporation in Supplier Diversity

  • BMO
  • Toyota

2022 Top Supplier Diversity Leader

  • Carol Attak, BMO
  • Jessica Grey, RBC
  • Kayla Maduk, Bell

2022 Most Improved Supplier Diversity Program

  • ABC Technologies
  • Brookfield Properties
  • Canada Post

2022 Top WBE Supplier

  • BAO Life Brand Inc.
  • BG Communications International Inc.
  • ELAM

2022 WBE Rising Star

  • Ethical Swag
  • Origen Air
  • Swoon Staffing

2022 Top Volunteer

  • Jen McAvoy, Cotton Candy
  • Madeleine Baker, TELUS
  • Maryse Benhoff, BG Communications International Inc.

2022 WBE Canada Champion

  • BDC
  • BMO
  • City of Toronto 

2022 WBE Leader

Winners to be announced during Awards Ceremony

2022 President’s Award

Winner to be announced during Awards Ceremony


Congratulations to all 2022 Excellence Awards Finalists! 

Click here to see our 2021 Winners.

For media inquiries: Alysha Palmer, Marketing Coordinator, marketing@wbecanada.ca


Tickets to this year’s National Conference are still available. For more information and registration visit our Conference website. We look forward to you joining us at this year’s event being held in person at the Toronto Congress Centre, Toronto, ON.