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We are proud to work with a wide network of business organizations and groups across North America to help promote supplier diversity.

The following partner organizations assist us with outreach, identification of potential WBE candidates, and provide valuable training and education and awareness about supplier diversity as a tool for growth. Many partners are actively engaged in WBE Canada events, often bringing a delegation of women business owners from their regions to important events and coach/mentor them for success. We also work with them to conduct the onsite portion of the WBE Canada certification process.

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NB Association of CBDCs - Women in Business Initiative – NB

The Women in Business Initiative - NB offers services to women in business thanks to the financial support of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. There are four development officers who work specifically with women business owners in the community. They provide one-on-one support to women living in both rural and urban areas. Their services include business resources, training and networking opportunities and access to funding. 


Centre for Women in Business - Nova Scotia (CWB)

A leader in entrepreneurial growth, the Centre for Women in Business is Canada’s only university-based business development centre for women. Located at The Meadows, on the campus of Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, thier team is dedicated to offering skills training and resources for women entrepreneurs across mainland Nova Scotia.


Company of Women

Think of Company of Women as your cheerleading team, behind you all the way, connecting you to people you need to meet and providing learning opportunities so you have the information and tools to move forward.

That’s why Company of Women is so much more than just a networking group. They’re a community of women who will support, connect and promote you – both professionally and personally.


PEI Business Women’s Association (PEIBWA)

PEIBWA exists to support and promote women in business located across the Island, including business professionals and entrepreneurs. We provide training, resources, and support to help you grow, connect and succeed.





Canadian Women in Business Network.


ECN - Enterprise Canada Network

The Enterprise Canada Network (“ECN”) is an industry-led single window platform that connects Canadian small businesses and researchers to qualified global opportunities, facilitates international partnerships and creates trade through access to public and private sector resources.



GroYourBiz is an initiative that brings a tactical and proven approach to meeting the needs of women business owners. GroYourBiz will provide a monthly “Board” meeting of 15 to 20 women per group, top experts, business analysts, and presenters, a ‘practical approach’ training guide, and involvement of an alliance of top private sector organizations, working together to foster and support small-medium enterprises (SMEs).


PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise

PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise is one of Canada's most successful business support and networking organizations. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, we collaborate to empower women, strengthen small business and promote community economic development across the North of Ontario.


WEOC - Women's Enterprise Organizations of Canada

Women’s Enterprise Organizations of Canada (WEOC) is an association of organizations that provide programs and services directly to women business owners in regions of Canada. Their members include: NLOWE, Réseau des Femmes d'affaires du Québec, Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Inc., Alberta Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), Women's Enterprise Centre-BC.






Collaboration Partners



CAMSC is a business organization in Canada dedicated to the economic empowerment of Aboriginal and minority companies through the promotion and facilitation of supplier diversity, business development and capacity building. They deliver programs and processes to promote and facilitate procurement opportunities between major corporations in Canada and suppliers of all sizes owned and operated by Canadian Aboriginals and Minorities. CAMSC is associated with the National Minority Supplier Development Council.





The Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) is a national, non-profit industry association established in 2003. The CGLCC is committed to forming a broad-based coalition, representative of the various interests of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-identified, Queer, Two-Spirited and Intersex (LGBT) owned businesses, allied businesses, corporations, professionals, and students for the purpose of promoting economic growth and prosperity, through public and private sector advocacy, to advance the common business interests and opportunities of its members.

The CGLCC has been building LGBT Supplier Diversity in Canada since 2012, and in June launched its LGBT Supplier Diversity Program at an event held during WorldPride 2014 in Toronto.