WBE Canada

2022 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

ROADMAP TO SUCCESS
IT STARTS WITH US

Canada's leading event for women-owned businesses, corporate and government procurement professionals, and those championing supplier diversity

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WBE Canada is the bridge between Public and Corporate Procurement and Canadian Women Business Enterprises

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WBE Certification

WBE Canada certifies, develops and promotes Canadian Women Business Enterprises (WBEs)

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We help large Corporations and Government organizations diversify supply chains, increase innovation and drive greater value throughout their organization.

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Canadian Women Brand

The Canadian Women Brand logo helps in creating a brighter tomorrow for Canada’s Women-owned Businesses

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We support our Corporate Members in the development and growth of supplier diversity programs through customized training and consulting services

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WBE Canada helps Women-Owned Businesses
win corporate and government contracts

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CANADIAN WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS?

WBE Canada certifies Canadian businesses 51% or more owned, managed and controlled by women.

Access Corporate and Public Procurement Opportunities

ARE YOU A CANADIAN WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS
Corporate or Government Buyer

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CORPORATE OR GOVERNMENT BUYER?

WBE Canada works with buying organizations and helps them connect with the verified WBEs (Women Business Enterprises).

Engage More Women-Owned Businesses In Your Supply Chain

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CHAMPION OF WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES?

WBE Canada partners with organizations committed to success of Canadian business women.

Support the Success of Canadian Women-Owned Businesses

Business women champion

News and Updates

Brookfield Properties Joins WBE Canada as a Corporate Member

Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) is thrilled to announce that Brookfield Properties has become its latest corporate member, adding to the number of companies in the Real Estate…

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2022 WBE Canada Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

For Immediate Release Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada) recently announced the finalists for the 2022 Excellence Awards being presented at this year’s National Conference “Roadmap to Success –…

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Procurement Can Be A Powerful Agent Of Change

Originally published in the WBE Canada Magazine; Issue 7. Read our full magazine HERE. By: Jessica Grey (Associate Director, Supplier Diversity RBC) & Ann Gomez (Founder, Clear Concept Inc.) Crazy.…

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Upcoming Events

WBE Canada B2B Matchmaker

B2B Matchmaker 2022

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm EDT

WBE Canada is happy to announce its B2B Matchmaker – to be hosted virtually on October 12, 2022. This full day event is designed to connect Certified WBE suppliers to the buyers in large corporate and government organizations and discuss the needs within the supply chains! Who is this event for? Certified Canadian WBEs –…

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Open Office Call

Open Office Call

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

WBE Canada Team is here for you. We’re here to help you make progress and get REAL results. That’s why we’ll be available every month for an Open Office Call. This is your chance to get your questions answered or to be on the hot seat as we support your learning and implementation. You’ll have…

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2022 National Conference & Excellence Awards

November 9 - November 10

WBE Canada’s 2022 National Conference & Excellence Awards are coming to Toronto this November! What you can expect… LEARN – new and innovative business strategies to stay relevant during changing times, supplier diversity trends for the near future and much more CONNECT – with procurement and supplier diversity professionals, industry leaders who will share real-life examples and…

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WBE CANADA CORPORATE MEMBERS

Our Corporate Members are leading organizations to support Canadian WBEs through procurement.

"WBE Certification gives us credibility, opportunities, and has introduced us to a lot of great suppliers and consultants I’m not sure we would have found otherwise. The conferences are always really great for networking and finding new ideas."

-- Cynthia Spraggs, CEO, Sales Beacon Consulting (Certified WBE)

Using a supplier base that reflects the diversity of Canadian businesses and the population in general makes sense. Women are involved in 85% of purchasing decisions, and are bringing quality products and services to the marketplace.

“We were pleasantly surprised to see how many women are in traditionally male-dominated industries. Joining WBE Canada as a Corporate Member was the right decision.

-- WBE Canada Corporate Member

"Web Certification helps you get the attention with companies that want to work with minority suppliers. At the same time, you have to provide exceptional service, integrity is a must, communication and cost effectiveness are the basic ingredients to build a business and most importantly a reputation."

-- Rosa Turchio, President and CEO, Cargo Partners International Inc. (Certified WBE)

"WBE Certification gets me into the room with significant brands who I otherwise may not have had ready access to. In a male dominated industry, it is also an important point of differentiation."

-- Ashlee Froese, Branding Lawyer, Froese Law (Certified WBE)

"WBE Canada is joy to partner with. Your team goes above and beyond to support our goals and program development. Thank you for all the work that goes into building the database of WBEs!”

-- WBE Canada Corporate Member

Supplier diversity allows certified businesses to have a fair opportunity to tender for contracts. After that, it is business as usual - women’s firms must be assessed on their merits with no regard to gender.