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CAMSC 2010 Business Achievement Awards


CAMSC Announces Business Achievement Award Winners


October 5, 2010 (TORONTO)–  The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council is pleased to announce the winners of the 6th Annual CAMSC Business Achievement Awards. These awards are representative of the innovative talents and outstanding achievements of successful Aboriginal and Minority owned business in addition to the corporations that are championing diversifity in their supplier base, to reflect that of their local community and customer base.


Winners of the 2010 CAMSC Business Achievement Award include:

Supplier of the Year –

Awarded to the year’s outstanding Aboriginal or Minority-owned business, based on growth and development, export sales growth, and major accomplishments during the previous year. is a Human Resource and Staffing Agency that fully showcases the business value of diversity. Only 10 years old, launched its staffing services filling niche temporary, contract, and permanent labour projects in addition to Payroll and HR Initiatives. A CAMSC certified supplier since 2005, has secured business with eight CAMSC corporate members, and has received letters of commendation from  HP, and Xerox.   Based in Markham, they have maximized the business value of diversity, in part through their ongoing internships for new immigrants, many of whom have successfully secured positions with or its clients.  Over the past two years, they have doubled their employee base, more than tripled their revenues, and won numerous awards, growing into a multimillion dollar enterprise that serves clients across North America from its Canadian and US offices.

Small Business of the Year  – Aboriginal Printing Corp

Awarded to an Aboriginal or Minority-owned business based on business growth and development, export sales growth, and major accomplishments during the previous year.

Aboriginal Print Corporation is a full service print provider committed to sustainability and supporting its clients green initiatives. Over the past year, APC secured certification with both the Forest Stewardship Council and Sustainable Forest Initiative, and in 2011 will produce all print projects on 100% certified paper according to FSC or SFI requirements. Known for their high quality yet rapid and reliable turnaround, they have grown rapidly over the past three years. Clients include major Fortune 100 corporations (Martinrea, Onex, Brookfield), and they have recently become a strategic supplier to Xerox Global services based on their national reach and full-service capabilities. In early June, Aboriginal Print was the largest single print supplier to the government of Canada for the G8 and G20 Summit, and Aboriginal Print will be the official printer of the forthcoming Dalai Lama’s visit to Toronto.


CATA Innovation Through Technology Award – Novo Plastics

Awarded to an Aboriginal or Minority-owned business for the most innovative new technology-based product or service, which demonstrates innovative talent in developing and successfully marketing a new concept, process or procedure. The product will have proven itself in operation and its design and market success will have enhanced Canada’s international reputation for innovation and excellence.

Novo Plastics’s investment in the development of innovative technology, coupled with a burgeoning demand for green solutions has been its recipe for success.  Based in Markham, ON, Novo engineers and manufactures injection moulded plastic components and assemblies for the automotive and consumer / commercial sectors.  

Novo understands that cost effective solutions with significant environmental benefits are a requirement of every world-class corporation including all of the automakers.   Its innovative and patented ECO2 line of products, such as its plastic muffler systems, offers its customers significant weight savings, size reduction, enhanced fuel economy in vehicles with the common goal of reducing CO2 emissions all while maintaining and improving on existing motor acoustic properties.    Novo’s ECOproducts have endured and continue to endure rigorous field-testing at world certified testing facilities, and prototypes are now being commercially tested with most North American automotive OEMs.  Novo Plastics has invested in the rapidly growing global automotive marketplace, with most Indian OEMs also in commercial tests of its muffler system.

“Our products are designed to deliver cost effective solutions with significant environmental benefits that focus on reducing the global carbon footprint,” says Baljit Sierra, President and CEO.  Novo’s revolutionary plastic muffler is just one example of taking this mandate and making it a reality. 


About The 6th Annual CAMSC Business Achievement Awards

The CAMSC Business Achievement Awards Gala recognizes and celebrates the outstanding successes and achievements of aboriginal and minority owned businesses as well as honours Canadian corporations who are champions in diversifying their supply chain to reflect their local community and customer base.

This year, CAMSC’s Business Achievement Awards will take place on Tuesday, October 12th at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto.  John Tory, Toronto City Summit Alliance Chair, will be delivering the keynote presentation prior to the Awards Ceremony.

Jennifer Podemski, aboriginal entrepreneur, actor and producer, will host an evening of accolades, awards and awareness for Canada’s most successful Aboriginal and Minority-owned businesses. These innovative suppliers are creating opportunities and employment for themselves and their communities.


About CAMSC:

Founded by corporate Canada in 2004, CAMSC acts to facilitate access for Aboriginal and minority-owned suppliers who may not previously have been able to penetrate traditional corporate supply chains. In return, corporations are gaining choice, innovation, competitiveness and social license by accessing an underutilized yet growing supplier base in their communities. Canada’s economy also wins because it boosts employment levels, trade and competitiveness.  CAMSC is associated with the National Minority Supplier Development Council in the U.S.

Media Contact:

Danielle Tomarelli

Events & Communications Manager


Direct: 416.941 0004 ext.223

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