Nominations

WBE Canada is excited to announce that our 2024 National Conference & Expo is coming to Toronto, ON on November 13-14, 2024

Nominations for the 2024 Excellence Awards are now open. Members of our certified WBE community, Corporate and Government member organizations, partners and the public are invited to submit their nominations for the various awards under their respective categories.

All nominations are due July 31, 2024
All submissions are due August 16, 2024

WBE Canada’s Annual Excellence Awards celebrate accomplishments in supplier diversity in Canada and recognize Canada’s most distinguished women entrepreneurs who are making an impact in corporate and government supply chains in Canada and abroad.

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Nomination Process:
To nominate a deserving organization or individual submit the nomination form before July 31, 2024. If you would like to nominate yourself, you can directly submit your application without filling out the nomination form. The deadline for submitting applications is August 16, 2024.

Winners will be announced during the WBE Canada 2024 National Conference & Expo on November 13-14, 2024, at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Airport & Conference Centre, Toronto, ON.

nominate someone

Nominate a deserving individual or company to recognize their accomplishments in 2024. Deadline July 31, 2024.

submit an application

Submit your application to help us recognize your achievements over the past year. Deadline August 16, 2024.

AWARDS

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Certified WBEs

2024 WBE Rising Star

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Awarded to a certified WBE who, within their first 3 years of certification, has demonstrated significant achievements or progress. This company shows quick implementation combined with business acumen and active involvement in the WBE Canada community.

  • Certified WBE Company within first 3 years of certification
  • Actively engaged and participating in WBE Canada events
  • Successful in landing corporate/government contracts

2024 WBE Leadership

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You! Interested in sponsoring this award? Please connect with our sponsorship team at partner@wbecanada.ca


This award recognizes certified women-owned businesses that are actively engaged with the WBE Canada Community or our partner organizations. An individual who owns or works with a WBE Canada Certified Company.

  • Actively involved in WBE Canada Programs, Projects, and or Committees
  • An individual who is a champion of WBE Canada programs and initiatives

2024 top WBE exporter

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This award recognizes the efforts and success of certified women-owned businesses in expanding their business globally with a strategic export plan. The recipient of this award achieved global business growth, impacted the trade economy, and leveraged supplier diversity to grow.

  • The Nominee must be a Certified WBE
  • Currently exporting products or services to at least one international market
  • Has a strategic export plan for continued growth and market diversification, which includes leveraging supplier diversity as an entry strategy to a new market

2024 top WBE supplier

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This award recognizes a certified WBE who has demonstrated excellence in their business. The recipient of this award has achieved business growth and showed dedication to supporting other women-owned businesses.

  • The Nominee must be a Certified WBE who incorporates best practices in business operations
  • Offers exemplary customer service
  • Conducts business with other women-owned businesses

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2024 Most Improved Supplier Diversity Program

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You! Interested in sponsoring this award? Please connect with our sponsorship team at partner@wbecanada.ca


This award recognizes a WBE Canada Corporate Member who has made a distinct and describable difference in their Supplier Diversity Program. The recipient of this award is an organization with measurable improvement to their procurement benefiting diverse suppliers.

  • The Nominee is a Corporate Member with WBE Canada
  • The Nominee will demonstrate measurable qualitative and/or quantitative improvement of its supplier diversity program

2024 Supplier Diversity Leader

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This award recognizes a procurement professional within WBE Canada's Corporate Membership who is a champion among peers. This individual shows tremendous leadership while leveraging innovation to advance supplier diversity. A role model internally with colleagues and externally with vendor partners. This individual is a visible champion in the supplier diversity community as well as their respective industry.

  • An individual who works for a WBE Canada Corporate Member
  • Demonstrates extraordinary leadership in promoting Canadian women-owned businesses
  • A role model internally and externally to champion supplier diversity

2024 Top Corporation in Supplier Diversity

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You! Interested in sponsoring this award? Please connect with our sponsorship team at partner@wbecanada.ca


This category recognizes WBE Canada Corporate Members who are making a distinct and describable difference in the advancement of Supplier Diversity in both Tier I and Tier II suppliers.

  • Nominee must be a Corporate Member with WBE Canada and have an ongoing and active supplier diversity program
  • Nominee identifies, awards and continually increases procurement opportunities for women business owners
  • Demonstrates measurable improvement directly impacting Canadian WBEs

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2024 WBE Canada Champion

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This award recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates a commitment to WBE Canada, namely through referring new Corporate Members or WBEs to WBE Canada or contributing to strengthening our organization and impact.

  • Individual or organization who significantly contributed to the success of supplier diversity or growth of women-owned businesses in Canada. Contributions through volunteering, speaking, mentorship, and referrals.

2024 WBE Canada award of distinction

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This award recognizes a special individual or organization for their successful achievement and passionate performance in supplier diversity.

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