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Excelerate 2020 Pre-conference session

IMPORTANT: Due to the latest updates related to COVID-19 this event is postponed until 2021. OPEN to all business owners who want to learn more about the tremendous opportunities to open doors and to access more business with “Big Brands”.  This session offers an opportunity to connect with corporations and engage with those championing inclusive procurement and supplier diversity. Participants… Read More

Breakfast with Brands: Tech 2020

The Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) invites you to its upcoming Breakfast with Brands: Tech Industry event in Toronto, Ontario, May 14, 2020, 8:00 – 11:30 am designed to facilitate connections and conversations between women-owned businesses and corporate buyers. This event serves to connect certified women-owned businesses with buyers from companies in the Technology and Telecommunications industry, offering a great… Read More

Meet the Buyer

Meet the Buyer: BDC

This LIVE virtual event is for Certified WBEs who want to learn about how to do business with “big” business. Join us on May 6th to learn more about BDC, 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 WBEs to learn more about corporations… Read More

Startup Canada webinar

Desperate times call for desperate measures. Join us to learn how your women-owned business can not only survive but even thrive through these challenging times. As corporate and government supply chains need to radically and rapidly change, being able to react and respond quickly is critical. Silvia Pencak is President of WBE Canada, an organization with a mandate to ensure… Read More


On March 26th  WBE Canada held its first virtual Automotive Industry event  connecting certified Canadian women-owned businesses with select OEMs and their Tier 1 suppliers. Due to the on-going COVID-19 situation, WBE Canada transformed its traditional Breakfast with BrandsTM: Automotive Industry event, originally planned to be hosted in Windsor, ON, to an on-line event. Twenty-eight certified women-owned businesses were able… Read More

WBE Canada Automotive Event 2020

IMPORTANT: Due to latest updates related to COVID-19, we have transformed this year’s event into an online event in order to continue to provide opportunities to our WBEs to connect with buyers in the Auto sector. Please read below. This is a new format for us and we are excited to take advantage of the connected world. To ensure a… Read More


Last update: March 30, 2020 WBE Canada Team is compiling a list of updates and resources to help Canadian women-owned businesses navigate necessary information and resources for your business. Bookmark this page for future updates.  March 30 – WBE Canada announced its upcoming “Leading Through Crisis” online panel for Friday April 3, 2020 at 3pm EDT. March 30 – Prime… Read More


Last update: March 31, 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.  Procurement Opportunities Government of Canada – Call for medical suppliers – List of items & services needed | Q&A re. this Call for Suppliers Ontario Government –… Read More

Silvia Pencak

We are in unprecedented times. The spread of COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of our lives, and things are changing quickly. I wanted to provide an update on the actions WBE Canada is taking to safeguard the health and wellbeing of our clients, our team and their families. We have taken the following preventive measures: restricting non essential business travel;… 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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