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In line with Brampton City Council’s priorities of creating more opportunities and embedding diversity in our operations, the City is developing a Supply Chain Diversity program for launch in Spring 2021. We are embedding supplier diversity as part of the City’s Invitational Procurement process ($25,000 to $100,000). Suppliers who would like to participate in this program will have to be… Read More

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In line with Brampton City Council’s priorities of creating more opportunities and embedding diversity in our operations, the City is developing a Supply Chain Diversity program for launch in Spring 2021. We are embedding supplier diversity as part of the City’s Invitational Procurement process ($25,000 to $100,000). Suppliers who would like to participate in this program will have to be… Read More

COVID-19

Last update: July 24, 2020 WBE Canada is collecting important resources for Canadian WBEs to support you during the COVID-19 crisis. Check back as this list will be updated on an ongoing basis.  Outline Procurement Opportunities Online Learning Resources for reopening Tips & Resources  Financial Support Taxes 1.Procurement Opportunities Tender opportunity – The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) –Emergency… Read More

WBE Canada Lunch & Learn

Thursday March 5th WBE Canada hosted the first  “Lunch and Learn” event specifically designed for Corporate and Government organizations. “Lunch and Learn: How to Start your Supplier Diversity Program hosted corporations interested in learning more about developing and growing a supplier diversity program within their organization. Led by WBE Canada Business Development Committee, represented by Kiruba Sankar, RBC and Michelle… Read More

WBE Canada Lunch & Learn

WBE Canada is happy to present “Lunch & Learn: How To Start Your Supplier Diversity Program” an event specifically designed for Corporations interested in learning more about developing and growing a supplier diversity program within their organization. Join us on March 5, 2020, 12:00-2:00pm – this event is open to all Corporate buyers and leaders interested in developing a program… Read More

Kiruba Sankar

Kiruba Sankar is a highly regarded leader in the Canadian supplier diversity space. As a Global Leader, CSR on RBC’s Global Procurement team, he oversees the development of strategy and execution for RBC’s Global Supplier Diversity program, which is responsible for procurement practices and community involvement activities in their supply chain. Working with his global team of procurement professionals, Kiruba… Read More

Lisa Bragg | MediaFace

By Silvia Pencak Supplier diversity is one of the untapped resources for Canadian women-owned businesses. It is a very important tool that opens the door for women founders to large corporate and government supply chains. Let’s have a closer look at what it is and how it can benefit your business.  In the USA, the supplier diversity journey began over… Read More

ProcureCon Canada 2019

ProcureCon Canada is now in its 6th year, and remains the only procurement event in Canada that brings together top procurement executives to share expertise, drive efficiency and deliver value. Our conference is designed to provide procurement practitioners with the tools they need in staying on top of strategic cost savings, changes in global trade regulations, emerging technology and building… 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

Supplier Diversity Myths

Welcome to the final part of Debunking Supplier Diversity Myths series. Over the past couple of weeks we have looked at myths surrounding supplier diversity, diverse suppliers, and supplier diversity programs. If you missed the series, click here to access Part 1. Today I decided to tackle internal communication happening inside the large corporations and government organizations. Myth #7: Diversity… Read More

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