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By Lisa Haydon “In 2020, in the midst of the pandemic, WBE Canada partnered with Lisa Haydon and Pivotal Coaching, a Certified WBE company to identify the strengths and weaknesses within our community to better understand the value our WBEs bring to corporate and government supply chains as well as the areas for improvement,” said Silvia Pencak, President of WBE… Read More

At its 11th Annual Conference in November 2020, Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) launched its pilot Government Membership Program designed to encourage Canada’s public institutions to formally adopt supplier diversity as a way forward to grow the Canadian economy. Canada’s public organizations have long recognized that diversity and inclusion drive growth and innovation and that entrepreneurship is key… Read More


For Immediate Release | Toronto WBE Canada is excited to share a brand new report created in collaboration with Clear Concept Inc., one of our Certified WBE companies. Driving Innovation Within a Diverse Supply Chain outlines the countless innovative examples of committed individuals across the WBE community who are making a profound impact in advancing women-owned enterprises through supplier diversity.… Read More

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is pleased to announce that two new members have joined the Board of Directors. Effective immediately, the Board welcomes Belinda Chopping from RBC and Janice Tee from Magna International. Replacing long term RBC representative on the Board Kiruba Sankar is Belinda Chopping, Senior Director, Global Procurement Solutions and Services, RBC. Belinda has been… Read More

At WBE Canada’s 2020 Annual Conference, we had the privilege of showcasing and celebrating outstanding achievements in supplier diversity amongst our certified WBE community and our corporate and government member organizations. Each finalist and award recipient is truly a champion, driving impact and demonstrating excellence and above all moving the needle on awareness of the importance of diversity, inclusion and… Read More

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that Flextrack has joined us as our newest corporate member. With locations across North America, Flextrack is a leader in the managed service provider (MSP) and vendor management system (VMS) space. Flextrack makes a material impact on client strategy by enabling a total talent ecosystem that combines industry-specific practitioner… Read More

Dr. Barbara Orser¹ Full Professor, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa The imperative of securing such goods as vaccines and PPE has placed Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) in the media spotlight. Canada’s central purchasing agency has been mandated to increase procurement from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) owned by members of designated groups. In 2020 the federal… Read More

Reporting to the President Employment: Contract with opportunity to extend to full-time position in 2022 WBE Canada Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is a Toronto based nonprofit organization certifying Canadian women-owned businesses and connecting them to buyers in large corporate and government organizations. Our mission is to advance economic growth across Canada through certification, promotion and development of… Read More

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Women-owned businesses in Canada are growing at a rapid pace and are becoming increasingly prominent, with a 30% increase in women-owned businesses in the last ten years¹, and statistics clearly show the huge impact that they have on Canada’s economy. However, time and again, the question arises ‘Why is it important to support Canadian women-owned businesses?’ Good for the economy… Read More

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