Excellence Awards

DATE: November 10, 2021

TIME: 12:30 - 1:40 pm ET | 9:30 - 10:40 am PT

2021 WBE Canada Excellence Awards

With Opening Remarks by Tara Cochrane & Shawna Pereira, Wonderkind - 2020 Top WBE Supplier

Meet 2021 Excellence Awards Finalists here.

WBE Canada’s Excellence Awards showcase and celebrate achievements in supplier diversity amongst our certified WBE community and our corporate and government member organizations. Join us as we applaud the incredible accomplishments of our women-owned businesses and the outstanding progress our corporate and government members are making in supplier diversity, creating opportunities for WBEs in their supply chains, and helping drive Canada’s economic recovery and growth. Here are this year’s award categories:

Presented by:


2021 Top WBE Supplier

This award recognizes a certified women-owned business which has demonstrated excellence in business and support for other women owned businesses


2021 Top Corporation in Supplier Diversity

This category recognizes a WBE Canada Corporate Member who is making a distinct and describable difference in the advancement of Supplier Diversity in Canada

Cotton Candy

2021 Top Volunteer

This category recognizes an individual who has demonstrated significant contribution in supplier diversity benefiting or promoting WBE Canada in 2021.


2021 WBE Rising Star

Awarded to a certified WBE who, within their first 3 years of certification, has demonstrated significant achievements or progress

TD Bank

2021 Most Improved Supplier Diversity Program

Recognizing a WBE Canada Corporate Member that has made a distinct and describable difference in their Supplier Diversity Program.

WBE Canada

2021 WBE Canada Champion

The WBE Canada Champion category recognizes an individual or organization that demonstrates commitment to supplier diversity in Canada, namely through referring new Corporate Members and/ or WBEs to WBE Canada, tracked through membership and certification applications.

Pivotal Growth

2021 Supplier Diversity Leader

This category recognizes a procurement professional within WBE Canada’s Corporate Membership who is a champion among peers.

WBE Canada

2021 Procurement Champion

Procurement Champions are WBE Canada’s Corporate Member organizations who have supported WBE Canada for 10 consecutive years. These are organizations championing supplier diversity and WBEs in Canada.


2021 WBE Leaders

To Be Announced During Awards Ceremony

Recognizing certified women-owned businesses that are actively engaged with the WBE Canada Community or our partner organizations contributing to the growth and support of other women-owned businesses in their region or industry.

WBE Canada

2021 President’s Award

To Be Announced during Awards Ceremony

This award recognizes an individual or organization that has demonstrated significant contribution in supplier diversity benefiting or promoting Canadian women-owned businesses in 2021.