An Open Thank You Letter to Minister Champagne

Minister Champagne and Canadian Women business owners

This year’s historic trade mission to the USA was a major success. It not only was the largest trade mission ever, but after 20 years, a Canadian Minister joined the delegation and personally supported Canadian businesses and connections with US corporations.

Following is our open letter to the Honourable Minister Champagne to thank him for his support of Canadian women owned businesses.

Dear Minister Champagne,

Thank you for your support of women-owned businesses during WBENC National Conference in Detroit this June. Your presence at this trade mission was proof that the Government of Canada truly stands behind its gender-neutral agenda and is prepared and willing to support the success of women-owned businesses in Canada and abroad.

In addition, I would also like to extend our gratitude for your time spent with various corporations, regional partners and indeed WBE Canada while attending WBENC and most importantly, your support of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) during the trade show portion of the conference. I hope you came away as impressed as we continually are at the business acumen and commitment of these women entrepreneurs who are not only leading their own businesses but actively working together towards equality in the corporate and public sector.

On behalf of WBE Canada I would like to acknowledge your powerful and focused message shared with attendees at this week’s conference and extend our sincerest appreciation for your recognition of WBE Canada during your keynote address on June 21st, 2018.

WBE Canada’s mission is to advance economic growth across Canada through certification, promotion and development of women-owned businesses. We are encouraged and indeed strengthened in our efforts by the Government of Canada’s commitment to advocating and promoting women in business through access to capital, access to markets and support of networks such as WBE Canada.

We would also like to extend our appreciation to the teams that made this trade mission possible – Josie Mousseau, Lynne Thomson and Joelle Midy from Business Women in International Trade, Line Chabot and Anne Cascaden from The Canadian Consulate in Detroit as well as Jimena Guild and rest of your Communications Team for their support for businesses during WBENC National Conference.

WBE Canada also wants to recognize its Canadian partners for their support during this event – Centre for Women in Business Nova Scotia, Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) and Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC).

Thank you for your support as we expedite the growth of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs).

Yours sincerely,

Silvia Pencak
President, WBE Canada

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