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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

WBE Canada Meetup

New Year – New Plan! Last year was tough – but that doesn’t mean we have to continue the trend.  With a little strategic planning, 2021 can be a turn-around year!  Please join us for the first WBE meetup of 2021 on Jan 19th at 4 PM ET, where we tap into some of the most strategic WBE minds to… Read More

WBE Canada Lift Up

Lift Up

2020 challenged us all. While many retreated, we watched our WBE community rise up and take a lead. We saw you pivot, care for your teams and inspire action. We saw you break through glass ceilings and achieve new heights. We believe that 2021 is a year to take it up a notch. It’s a year to… Keep on learning… Read More


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

WBE Canada Meetup

WBE Canada Meetup

Calling all WBEs and Corporate/Government Members! You are invited! We are super excited to invite you to join us for our special HOLIDAY MEETUP! When will we meet? December 15th @ 4-6 pm ET Where will we meet? Zoom What will we discuss? At this Meetup we will be exchanging gifts – the kind of gifts that will help your company grow!… 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


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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