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Supplier Diversity Days – Halifax

July 8 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC), Canada’s 2SLGBTQI+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) and the Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada (IWSCC) for an afternoon of networking, learning, and creating business opportunities.

Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada is hosting a one-day event in Halifax on July 8, 2024.  Diverse-owned businesses, purchasing professionals and corporate leaders are invited to register for this dynamic, in-person day. The program theme is “Advancing Supplier Diversity: Strategies and Initiatives in the Canadian Context

Register now!

What to Expect

Supplier Diversity Panel

Hear from certified suppliers and corporate partners about the impacts and benefits of supplier diversity. Gain insights into the hidden benefits and advantages of a diverse supply chain.

Targeted Break Out Sessions

Learn about how and why to implement a supplier diversity program in your company, or how to grow your diverse-owned businesses with the help of certification.

  • Diverse Suppliers: Get a glimpse of the benefits of certification through a skill-building workshop that will help you build your entrepreneurial toolkit.
  • Corporate leaders: Learn why a diverse supply chain is your key to a stronger future and understand what you can do to make this a reality.

Networking Opportunities

Connect with local suppliers and purchasing professionals to expand your local network.

Why should I register?

Corporate Partners

  • Supplier Diversity provides opportunities for corporations and public organizations to diversify their supply chain by incorporating suppliers that are owned by Indigenous, Black, racialized, LGBTQ, disabled, women, Veteran, and refugee people.
  • Join CAMSC, CGLCC, and IWSCC to understand the benefits of having a Supplier Diversity program and discuss best practices when implementing a program. You’ll also hear first-hand from fellow corporations how their efforts to diversify their supplier base have paid off.

Diverse Suppliers

  • Supplier Diversity provides diverse-owned businesses with greater access to corporate and public procurement opportunities. By connecting diverse suppliers with organizations that are actively looking to diversify their supply chain, supplier diversity is supporting the growth of those businesses that are owned by Indigenous, Black, racialized, LGBTQ, disabled, women, Veteran, and refugee people.
  • This event will provide you with the opportunity to see how certification as a diverse-owned business can benefit you, to hear from corporate leaders on what they are doing to engage diverse suppliers, and to network with other entrepreneurs.


Part 1: Corporate Workshop
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 11:30 Corporate Education

Part 2: Education/ Panels
11:40 – 12:40 Lunch 
12:40 – 12:45 Intro of Lunch Program
12:45 – 1:00 Keynote Speaker
1:00 – 1:20 Corporate Panel: Empowering Diversity: Supplier Diversity Initiatives in Canada and Capacity Building for Indigenous and Diverse owned businesses.
1:20 – 1:30 Supplier Success Story
1:30 – 1:45 Wrap-up / Q&A

Part 3: Roundtables
2:00 – 2:05 Industry Roundtables Intro
2:05 – 2:20 Industry Roundtables #1
2:20 – 2:35 Industry Roundtables #2
2:35 – 2:50 Industry Roundtables #3
2:50 – 3:15 Industry Roundtables #4
3:15 – 3:25 Wrap-up

Don’t miss out!

Whether you’re new to supply chain diversity or looking to expand your knowledge, this event offers an opportunity to connect with diverse suppliers and corporate partners during our networking activity. Learn from the industry leaders, forge new connections, and build a network that lasts beyond this event.

Register now!


July 8
8:30 am - 3:00 pm