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May 03 2017
WBE Canada is proud to support and speak at this year's...
Aug 09 2017
General Motors 8th Annual Supplier Diversity Connections  ...
Sept 28 2017
  VISIT THE CONFERENCE SITE Thank you to 225+ that joined us...

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Community News


Holiday Greeting - EN
December 14, 2016
By: Mantis System
WBE Canada | Happy Holidays! Thanks for all you do!          ...
Holiday Greeting - FR
December 14, 2016
By: Mantis System
WBE Canada | Joyeuses Fêtes! Merci pour tout ce que vous faites!...
Media Release: The Supplier Diversity Alliance...
November 9, 2016
By: Mantis System
  MEDIA RELEASE 2016-11-09   The Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) Established to...

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Did You Know?

  • Women make or influence 85% of all purchasing decisions.
  • Women retain ownership in 47% of Canada’s 1.6 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and majority ownership in 17% of Canadian SMEs.
  • Women start businesses at twice the rate as men but don’t achieve the same growth as their male counterparts. 
  • Women-owned business average annual revenue: $563,000 compares to average $1.1 million for male-owned business.
  • Only 37% of majority female-owned SMEs are categorized as ‘high growth’ compared to 63% of majority male-owned fi rms.
  • Women-led firms are under-represented as suppliers to corporate Canada… under 5% of corporate and government contracts are awarded to Women Business Enterprises.
  • Certified Women Business Enterprise (WBEs) memberships are increasing year over year at an average rate of 46%.


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