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Supporting Canadian women-owned businesses and tapping into the immense potential that they have, could reenergize Canada’s economy and its businesses, adding about $150 billion in incremental GDP by 2026¹. How can you contribute to this incredible goal? How can your organization be a part of this movement towards a more equitable entrepreneurial ecosystem? Women’s Day with WBE Canada is a… Read More

Newly Certified WBE Orientation

WBE Canada invites newly certified WBEs to an orientation session to learn what it means to be certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), how to leverage your certification and tools available to you in WBE Canada. This webinar is also a great tool for our existing certified WBEs to introduce your team members to new or hidden opportunities available… Read More

Supplier Diversity Roundtable

WBE Canada is excited to facilitate important conversations around the challenges and opportunities associated with developing Tier 1 supplier diversity programs. This closed-door invitation only event is designed to encourage dynamic conversations around the latest trends and new opportunities presented through supplier diversity programs and aims to identify the foundational components of impactful programs, challenge the status quo, inspire innovation… Read More

Supply Chain Canada

Join Supply Chain Canada at this complimentary event to learn how to ignite and accelerate Diversity and Inclusion in your supply chain, by hearing about how to overcome obstacles and build successes.  Connect directly with agencies and councils to access certified diverse businesses, to identify actionable opportunities and make connections in the networking break out rooms. Staples will present a… Read More

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Major corporations and government institutions play an integral part in the supplier diversity framework and economic well-being of Canada. As the COVID Pandemic slammed into our daily lives, years of gains and progress made by women-owned businesses were stripped away in a matter of weeks. Female entrepreneurs across the country were forced to handle disruptions in their businesses as well… Read More

The pandemic experiences of women entrepreneurs are especially acute because of structural inequalities¹. 2020 – The year of COVID-19, was a difficult one. The impacts were severe on certain groups and communities, including Canadian women entrepreneurs. About 61 percent of women-owned businesses were challenged with the loss of contracts, customers, or clients and 45.7% of women-owned businesses reported that they… Read More

Impact of supplier diversity

Financial confidence is a huge contributing factor to success and growth of women-owned businesses. In Canada, when we think about financial confidence in women, we think BMO for Women. BMO for Women recognizes the importance of women in the Canadian economy and ensures that women entrepreneurs are well equipped with the tools and resources they need to be financially secure… Read More

Supplier Diversity 101: Supplier

Toronto | For immediate release WBE Canada released its latest resource for women-owned businesses: “Supplier Diversity 101: Supplier”. Designed as a simple guide to help suppliers improve sales and marketing processes, “Supplier Diversity 101” also sheds light on the value, benefits and opportunities of WBE certification. Supplier Diversity is still a relatively new concept in Canada with opportunities constantly evolving.… 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

Newly Certified WBE Orientation

WBE Canada invites newly certified WBEs to an orientation session to learn what it means to be certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE), how to leverage your certification and tools available to you in WBE Canada. This webinar is also a great tool for our existing certified WBEs to introduce your team members to new or hidden opportunities available… Read More

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