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Canada

WEConnect International has been active in Canada since the beginning of 2008 working with strategic partners, government agencies, corporate members and outstanding women business owners across the country.

WEConnect International is proud to be the exclusive global partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) in the U.S. WEConnect International leverages this strong long-term partnership to provide opportunities to the organizations WEConnect International partners within all target countries, including Canada. Together, WEConnect International and WBENC are responsible for ensuring universal women's business enterprise certification standards and processes are maintained by our respective affiliates and local partner organizations.

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  It will be held on November 7-8, 2016 at the Toronto Airport Marriott Hotel.

nlowe(June 3, 2016) WEConnect International in Canada partner the Newfoundland and Labrador Organization of Women Entrepreneurs (NLOWE) has named Hilda Broomfield Letemplier as the new President. Broomfield Letemplier is the owner of the WEConnect International certified women's business enterprise Pressure Pipe Steel Fabrication Ltd. in Happy Valley-Good Bay. 

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UNGlobalCompact 2016.05(May 31, 2016) An intriguing collaboration between WEConnect International in Canada and the UN Global Compact Canada Network recently brought together in Toronto, global corporate leaders in supplier diversity and ethical supply chains with women business owners and their supporters. The event highlighted the importance of women’s economic empowerment as one of the critical factors in reaching the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. To support this theme the UN has launched the UN Secretary General's High Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Co-founder and CEO of WEConnect International Elizabeth A. Vazquez serves on the council along with the head of the World Bank, the IMF, the President of Costa Rica and high level representation from corporations such as IKEA.