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Twenty-eight days and counting! In less than one month we’ll gather at the Toronto Congress Centre for our Annual Conference and celebrate our 10th Anniversary of supporting women-owned businesses and leadership in Supplier Diversity. The conference website is being updated daily – if you haven’t checked it out lately – do so – entire agenda is now finalized to help you pre-select… Read More

Toronto, November 14-15, 2019 WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council) is full speed ahead with preparations for our upcoming Conference & Gala and we wanted to share with you why YOU should join us. Whether you are a Woman-Owned Business, Corporate Buyer or Government Procurement Specialist, there is something for everyone: opportunities to learn from the experts, experiences to… Read More

Ontario i2 Strategy

Orser, B., Elliott, C., Cukier, W., 2019. The Ontario Inclusive Innovation (i2) Action Strategy is a collaboration between the Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership at the University of Ottawa, and the Diversity Institute at Ryerson University. This 2019 report profiles capabilities and innovation of Ontario based women owned businesses. This report highlights the lessons learned from a comprehensive genderbased assessment of Ontario small business, innovation and… Read More

Ashlee Froese is a Branding Lawyer & Trademark Agent with Froese Law, a boutique cross-border branding, intellectual property, corporate and commercial law firm in Toronto. Recognized this year by “Lexpert”, a legal industry nation wide company, as a Change Maker in Law, Ashlee left Bay Street after 10 years and launched her own firm, allowing her to practice law in… Read More

Supplier Diversity Day Montreal 2019 header

WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council), CLGCC and IWCSS together with our regional partners RFAQ, Femmessor and Quebec Veterans Foundation, brought Supplier Diversity Day to Montreal on September 24, 2019. This full day event brought together corporate & government professionals in their efforts to diversify their supply chains as well as facilitate introductions between buyers and diverse suppliers. The… Read More

On September 19th, WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council) held its first Breakfast with BrandsTM: Tech Industry event, bringing together certified women-owned businesses and buyers from WBE Canada corporate members and industry leaders in the Technology & Telecommunications Industry.  Sponsored by BDC, BELL, CTDI and ROGERS, this event connected more than 40 certified suppliers from Ontario, Quebec and Nova… Read More

We are very excited to announce that Manjit Minhas, co-founder of Minhas Breweries and Distillery and star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den is our keynote speaker at this year’s Conference Gala. This year’s annual Conference celebrates 10 years of supporting Canadian women-owned businesses, recognition of significant achievements in supplier diversity in Canada and opportunities to share best practices for the next… Read More

Would you like to be a voice for women business enterprises across Canada? Applications are now open to join WBE Canada’s Supplier Advisory Committee (SAC).  As a member of SAC you will become a voice of the WBE community advising the President and Board of Directors on strategic initiatives such as events and programs.  Additional benefits: Work closely with other… Read More

Silvia Pencak

Preparation is the key to getting the most out of these opportunities. Here are a couple tips to help you maximize your time and resources. 1. Select the Right Networking Event To Attend Look for a match between your business/organizational goals and the event focus or attendees. 2. Research Companies in Attendance Find out what companies will be represented at… Read More

Sylvie Ouellette: Versatil

Sylvie Ouellette is President and Co-founder of Versatil, a women-owned IT-Solutions and Professional Services company specializing in analytics.   After working in the corporate world for over 20 years, Sylvie knew it was time to change her course , use her skills and expertise to make a difference.  At the same time she met Rana Khartabil, her soon to be… Read More

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