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On April 3rd WBE Canada held its first “Breakfast with Brands” event of 2019 by bringing  together certified women-owned businesses and buyers from WBE Canada Corporate Member organizations in the Financial sector. Breakfast With Brands: Financial Industry was hosted by RBC at their offices on Wellington Street in Toronto. WBE Canada’s Breakfast with Brands events are designed to be educational… Read More

BASF Canada

TORONTO, April 5, 2019 Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE) is excited to announce that BASF Canada has joined us as a new Corporate Member. As part of an integrated global chemical company, BASF Canada Inc., headquartered in Mississauga, ON, serves customers in nearly all industries including agriculture, transportation, energy and resources, and construction. BASF’s purpose is “We create chemistry for… Read More

Silvia Pencak

WBE Canada is in celebration mode this year. We have  reached our first decade and we are counting down to our largest conference yet as we celebrate the achievements of our WBEs, Corporate Members, Partner organizations and more. When McKinsey issued their report in 2015, we were all shocked by the high cost of not having women participating equally to men… Read More

Supplier Diversity CIBC

CIBC shares excitement around being part of WBE Canada community and having opportunity to meet and support women-owned businesses and engage them in their supply chain opportunities. CIBC is committed to diversifying their supply chain and increasing their spend with diverse suppliers, specifically with Canadian women-owned businesses. Learn more about supplier diversity at CIBC… To learn more about corporate membership… Read More

Shirley Smith

Shirley Smith is President of Buckland, a logistics and trade services partner offering customs brokerage services as well as a multitude of trade related services. Buckland was established in 1945 and  Shirley is the third generation at the helm of this family owned and operated business headquartered in St. Thomas, Ontario. As well as a committed and passionate supporter of… Read More

Sandra Altner

This month we are featuring women who significantly contributed to development of supplier diversity initiatives in Canada. If you missed the beginning of the series, click here to catch up. Today it is our pleasure to introduce Sandra Altner, long time partner of WBE Canada. Sandra Altner is Chair of the Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC), a national organization that supports… Read More

Julie Kaye

This month we are featuring women who significantly contributed to development of supplier diversity initiatives in Canada. If you missed the beginning of the series, click here to catch up. Today it is our pleasure to introduce one of our own, Julie Kaye who is part of our certified WBE community. Julie Kaye is President, Co-Founder & CEO of TBD… Read More

Small business tax tips

By Millie Bojic Last year, Canada’s Department of Finance passed new legislation that affects small businesses and incorporated professionals across the nation. This year, the most significant new change concerns the potential loss of the small business deduction (“SBD”) for Canadian-controlled private corporations (“CCPC”) with more than $50,000 of passive investment income in the previous year. For definition’s sake, know… Read More

Barbara Orser

Last week we introduced you to Catherine Grosz, WBE Canada’s 2018 Supplier Diversity Leader of the Year. This week we want to introduce another champion of supplier diversity in Canada, a long-term friend of WBE Canada, Barbara Orser. Barbara J. Orser, M.B.A., Ph.D. is a Full Professor and Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises at Telfer School of… Read More

WBE Impact: BC panel

On February 28th WBE Canada organized its first WBE Impact event in beautiful Vancouver, BC. ”WBE Impact: BC” kicked off the organization’s commitment to facilitate buyer-vendor opportunities in regions across Canada. This event had 3 primary objectives: To connect the community of certified WBEs based in Western Canada To introduce supplier diversity and share best practices to the organizations and… Read More

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