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CAMSC Celebrates Entrepreneur Achievements and the Success of Supplier Diversity

(Toronto, Ontario) The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Business Council (CAMSC), is celebrating its 10th anniversary on Wednesday September 24th 2014, with two exciting events.

 

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Since CAMSC’s inception in 2004, leading corporations in Canada have spent more than 1.2 billion dollars with Aboriginal and minority owned suppliers. “This demonstrates a clear commitment to an inclusive and diverse supply chain that is creating jobs in Aboriginal and minority communities.” said Cassandra Dorrington, President of CAMSC.

Inclusive Prosperity Summit, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The conference will bring together decision makers from major corporations, government departments and agencies as well as Aboriginal and minority business owners to discuss the shared value of supply chain inclusion. Key findings from CAMSC’s Impact Report will be released during the luncheon.

The 10th Annual CAMSC Business Achievement Awards, Liberty Grand. 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

This awards gala recognizes the achievements of top Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses, dynamic industry leaders and major corporations that are committed to supplier diversity. The keynote speaker is Masai Ujiri, President and General Manager for the Toronto Raptors. CBC News Anchor Anne-Marie Mediwake is the emcee. For detailed award categories, please visit www.camsc.ca.

CAMSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of Aboriginal and visible minority communities through business development and employment. CAMSC’s mandate is to identify and certify Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses, and facilitate their access into the supply chain of major corporations in Canada.

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. CAMSC is associated with the National Minority Supplier Development Council in the U.S.

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Media Contact:
Daphne Shih
Director, Sponsorship and Marketing, Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)
416-941-0004 ext.223; dshih@camsc.ca

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