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Save the Date! ●      Registration opens on February 1, 2019 for certified WBEs ●      Registration opens on March 1, 2019 for the community   Breakfast with Brands events are designed to be educational and informative, with greater access to procurement networks to propel women-owned businesses to succeed in corporate supply chains. The Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) will… Read More

Investing in inclusion event

Investing in Inclusion event explores how organizations have successfully integrated supplier diversity into their daily practice. Understanding that one of the major barriers in businesses is finding qualified suppliers, WBE Canada has partnered with Ryerson University to help highlight best practices, lessons learned and top recommendations to help companies implement supplier diversity into their strategic sourcing. Investing in inclusion will… Read More

Meet the Buyer

Save the Date! This LIVE virtual event is for Certified WBEs who want to learn about how to do business with “big” business. Join us on February 6th to learn more about Data Communications Management (DCM), one of our Corporate Members. Bring your questions, we’ll have line open for conversations. This 1-hour online webinar is an excellent way for Certified… Read More

Meet the Buyer

This LIVE virtual event is for Certified WBEs who want to learn about how to do business with “big” business. Join us on January 30th to learn more about our newest Corporate Member – Staples Promotional Products. Bring your questions, we’ll have line open for conversations. This 1-hour online webinar is an excellent way for Certified WBEs to learn more… Read More

TORONTO, ON. November 30th, 2018 WBE Canada is thrilled to announce that Staples Promotional Products is their newest corporate member. With over 65 years of experience, Staples prides itself as the top promotional products distributor in North America. As a WBE Canada Corporate Member, Staples Promotional Products is committed to supporting Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) by providing equal access… Read More

Tier 2 Tier: Social Procurement Fair 2018

Buy Social Canada in partnership with Artscape are pleased to invite you to attend our Tier 2 Tier: Social Procurement Fair 2018. This event will focus on facilitating business-to-business connections across all tiers of the supply chain by connecting corporations, governments, and anchor institutions with social enterprises and other certified diverse suppliers—all under one roof. If you are a purchaser… Read More

Following is the excerpt of the interview with Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada for Canadian SME Business Magazine. How it started WBE Canada was founded in 2009. Our certification was built on the Women Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) US model and adjusted to Canadian regulations. Since then WBE Canada has evolved into the largest certifying council for Canadian… Read More

You can’t learn to swim without getting in the water. Similarly, businesses can’t learn how to grow and compete without winning sales contracts and finding opportunities to break into supply chains. WBE Canada’s President Silvia Pencak recently visited Halifax, Nova Scotia to meet with local women-owned businesses and engage in discussion about supplier diversity. Event was organized by Nova Scotia… Read More

It hardly seems possible that it’s already the first full week of November – things have definitely not slowed down since our annual conference a mere five weeks ago! I’m sending you this message from Montreal, QC where I have the privilege of attending Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women International Summit.  Among the luminaries gathered are Prime Minister Justin Trudeau,… Read More

During 2018 WBE Canada Annual Conference: Building To the Future, Silvia Pencak, President of WBE Canada challenged attendees to support women-owned businesses and their success. If you missed this transformational event, here is a part of her speech from the conference. “WELCOME to WBE Canada’s 2018 Annual Conference “Building to the Future”. This is so exciting and not just because… Read More

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