“Providing a diverse workforce and ethical supply chain; being dedicated to economic inclusion; encouraging buyers to engage with Aboriginal and Minority-owned suppliers; demonstrating commitment to equal opportunities for diverse suppliers to work with major corporations; and being a mentor to diverse suppliers”. These are just some of the terms used last year to describe the seven winners recognized at the Business Achievement Awards hosted by the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC).
On September 29, 2016, the 12th annual awards gala will continue the tradition of celebrating the innovative talents and accomplishments of successful Aboriginal and Minority-owned businesses and corporations that are leading the way with their supplier diversity programs.
Based on the nominations received, awards such as Corporation of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Collaboration Award and Supplier of the Year will be given out to CAMSC certified suppliers and corporate members.
“Each year our winners significantly contribute to the wealth and job creation in their diverse communities, which increases economic development in this country overall,” says Cassandra Dorrington, President and CEO, CAMSC. “Supplier diversity is truly a strategic business process that provides our certified supplier members an equal opportunity to become a vendor of choice to major Canadian and North American businesses. Nearly 400 awards attendees came not only to network with but also to celebrate the accomplishments of their peers. It was a great evening and we can expect the same this year.”
CAMSC, in collaboration with corporate members, provide a range of programs and services to assist suppliers in better accessing business opportunities with major corporations. Since its inception in 2004, over $2 billion has been spent by corporations on diverse suppliers. For more information and tickets, visit www.camsc.ca.
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