Canada Needs a Feminist Small Business Procurement Strategy

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…

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Buying With Purpose: How You Can Support Women-Owned Businesses

Canadian Women Brand

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…

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Women’s Day with WBE Canada

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…

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WBE Canada Launches ‘WBE Canada Magazine’

WBE Canada Magazine launch

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce the launch of WBE Canada Magazine… a free quarterly publication designed to empower Canadian women entrepreneurs and inspire Canada’s corporate and government organizations in their supplier diversity initiatives. This is a magazine for every women-owned business, every entrepreneur, every organization and partner who believes…

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Leadership Series 2.0: Sustainable Supply Chain

Join Supply Chain Canada for the Sustainable Supply Chain event! As customer behavior changes and consumer goods industries adapt various methodologies to meet the shifting demanding pattern, one of the key factors governing the success of these industries is their sustainability performance. With pledges and treaties from governments and industry leaders, emphasis on reliable procurement…

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WBE Canada Welcomes TRSB Inc. As Its Newest Corporate Member

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is pleased to welcome Traductions Serge Bélair Inc. (TRSB) to the WBE Canada family as our newest Corporate Member. TRSB is one of North America’s leading translation providers, with the reliability of a pioneer, the audacity of a groundbreaker. TRSB is a business opportunity amplifier, driven by a…

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WBE Canada Welcomes Scotiabank As Its Newest Corporate Member

Women Business Enterprises Canada council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce that Scotiabank has joined its community as its newest corporate member. Ranking the third largest of Canada’s Top five banking institutions, Scotiabank brings incredible opportunities both within its domestic and multinational operations to Canada’s women-owned business community. As a leading bank in the Americas…

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Certified WBE Orientation

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…

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CDW Joins WBE Canada as a Corporate Member

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce that CDW, a leading technology solutions provider has joined us as our newest Corporate Member. Bringing technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare, CDW Canada helps customers by delivering integrated technology and services that include security, cloud, data centre, networking, collaboration and digital…

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