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Certification confirms that your business is at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by a woman or women, assuring corporate buyers that they are purchasing from a female supplier. To become certified, you must complete the certification process, which determines compliance with certification criteria.

Certifying Bodies
For Women-Owned Businesses in Canada

  WEConnect International is a corporate-led non-profit, helping to build sustainable communities by empowering women business owners to succeed in local and global markets. Since 2009, they have provided business education, certification, and business connections to companies based outside the United States that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more women.
WBE Canada is a non-profit organization, led by corporate members, that is opening doors to new supply chains. It certifies firms that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by women and introduces them to opportunities with corporations

Other Certifying Bodies

Founded in 1997, WBENC is the largest third-party certifier of businesses owned, controlled, and operated by women in the United States. A national non-profit, WBENC partners with 14 Regional Partner Organizations to provide its world class standard certification to women-owned businesses throughout the US and is the leading advocate of women-owned businesses as suppliers to American corporations.
Operated as a private sector-led, non-profit membership organization governed by a board of Directors; comprised of major multinational corporations operating in Canada. The organization aims organization aims to boost economic development efforts and employment. CAMSC delivers programs and processes to promote and facilities procurement opportunities between major corporations in Canada and suppliers of all sizes owned and operated by Canadian Aboriginals and Minorities.

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