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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

Mike Pacholok. Andrea Robinson

The City of Toronto continues leading the way in supply chain diversification proving that change is possible in spite of restrictions in public procurement structures. Their Social Procurement Program was approved by the City Council in 2016 as a tool to reduce the poverty and improve wellbeing of diverse communities throughout the City. The City of Toronto became a WBE… Read More

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For immediate Release: November 11, 2020 Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) held its 11th Annual Conference Supply Chain Innovation <Decoded> November 9 and 10, 2020 in a virtual format to ensure its community remained safe and healthy as the country continued to deal with the Covid-19 Pandemic. This year’s conference, attended by 495 participants, was supported by corporate… Read More

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For Immediate Release Today WBE Canada (Women Business Enterprises Canada Council) announced during its 11th Annual Conference the launch of 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. While Canada’s public organizations have continued to recognize that diversity and inclusion drive growth and… Read More

For immediate release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is excited to announce that the City of Brampton is our newest Corporate Member. With more than 650,000 residents, Brampton is Canada’s 9th most populous municipality, the 77th largest city in North America and the third most populous city in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region, behind Toronto and Mississauga. The… 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

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CLAIM YOUR SPOT! The “Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit” is being organized by the Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) to increase the diversity of bidders on federal government contracts. Now in its second year, this one-day session is designed to increase awareness of the public and private sector programs that can help all gender identities, Indigenous Peoples, racialized… Read More

City of Toronto Social Procurement

WBE Canada’s annual awards celebrate and recognize the significant achievements of Canadian women owned businesses, corporate and government leaders. These awards ultimately increase awareness and visibility of the impact supplier diversity initiatives create to inspire further achievement. 2019 Award nominations are currently open, and as we are collecting applications, we wanted to share with you accomplishments of the winner of… Read More

City of Toronto

The City of Toronto’s Purchasing and Materials Management Division invite you to the Social Procurement Program’s 3rd Annual Networking with Diverse Suppliers event This is your opportunity as a certified diverse supplier to interact with staff from various City divisions who will be hosting booths during a 3-hour networking session. This event will provide you with insight into what each division purchases as… Read More

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