Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that Cogeco will become its latest corporate member, adding to a quickly growing list of Canadian corporations committed to supporting women-owned businesses through supplier diversity initiatives and WBE Canada membership.
“Cogeco is very pleased to be joining WBE Canada as a Corporate Member, an important stepping stone on our Inclusion and Diversity journey. Our partnership with WBE Canada will help us build the foundations of our Supplier Diversity program. Growing a more inclusive and diverse supply chain is an extension of Cogeco’s commitment to better support our communities and suppliers to drive inclusive growth in our society”, said Martin Grenier, Vice President, Procurement.
“Having Cogeco join WBE Canada, adding to the growing number of tech, telecom and media organizations who are supporting Canadian Certified WBEs as corporate members, is incredibly exciting,” said Silvia Pencak, President & CEO, WBE Canada. “Cogeco brings a wide range of opportunities to our certified women-owned enterprises, including those in technology and communications. Cogeco is fully engaged in its Corporate Social Responsibility journey aimed at operating responsibly and sustainably and is committed to the economic and social development of the communities where it operates. We couldn’t be more proud to have Cogeco on board and we look forward to working together to grow Canada’s economy by expanding the procurement opportunities for diverse businesses including women entrepreneurs.”
About Cogeco Inc.
Cogeco Inc. is a holding corporation which operates in the communications and media sectors. Its Cogeco Communications Inc. subsidiary provides residential and business customers with Internet, video and telephony services through its two-way broadband fibre networks, operating in Québec and Ontario, Canada, under the Cogeco Connexion name, and in the United States under the Atlantic Broadband brand in 12 states. Its Cogeco Media subsidiary owns and operates 23 radio stations with complementary radio formats and extensive coverage serving a wide range of audiences mainly across the province of Québec, as well as Cogeco News, a news agency. Cogeco’s subordinate voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CGO). The subordinate voting shares of Cogeco Communications Inc. are also listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: CCA).
For more information about Cogeco Inc. and its subsidiaries please visit https://corpo.cogeco.com/
About WBE Canada
Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Canadian non-profit organization working closely with corporations and government organizations advocating for inclusion of Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) in supply chains across Canada and abroad. To ensure diversity in supply chains WBE Canada works closely with its Corporate and Government members to provide necessary training and support to help establish and develop supplier diversity initiatives. Explore our Corporate/Government membership here.
For WBE Canada: Sharon Ferdinands, Manager, Marketing and Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org
For Cogeco Inc.: Youann Blouin, Director, Media relations and strategic communications,
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