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SDAC Events – Supplier Diversity Days in Winnipeg

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

Who should attend SDAC’s Supplier Diversity Days?

The event is FREE to attend, and ALL diverse suppliers are welcome.

Suppose you’re already certified with CAMSC, CGLCC or IWSCC, great! You’re in for a day of networking with purchasing corporations, organization representatives, and suppliers like you.

If you’re not certified yet, join us to learn why a diverse supplier certification can take your business to the next level. Additionally, you get to make new friends and meet possible buyers for your products and services. What are you waiting for? Register today. Spots are limited.



Being a Diverse Supplier attending SDAC’s Supplier Diversity Days comes with many additional perks. One of the crowd favourites is the opportunity to pitch your business to the suppliers and corporations attending and get feedback to hone your sales pitch from the certifying organization C-suite. So come prepared to wow the crowd!



The morning session, Building Supplier Diversity

Specifically for corporations and governments interested in diversifying their supply chain by incorporating suppliers owned by Indigenous, Black, racialized, LGBTQ, disabled, women, Veteran, and refugee people. They’ll be invited to discuss best practices when implementing a diverse supplier program and hear first-hand about the journeys and challenges other corporations have had in diversifying their supplier base.

This would be especially valuable for procurement representatives, buyers, ESG leaders, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion leaders.

Morning Agenda: Corporate & Government Invite Only
11:00 am:   Registration

11:30 am:   Supplier Diversity Best Practices & Roundtable Discussion
(Lunch will be served)


The afternoon session, Growing Your Business Through Supplier Diversity,

Are you a diverse-owned* company looking to grow your business?

The afternoon event allows entrepreneurs to learn how the certification as a diverse-owned business can benefit them, hear from corporate and government leaders on their actions to engage diverse suppliers, and network with other business owners.

Afternoon Agenda: Diverse Suppliers & Corporations
2:30 pm:  Opening remarks
2:40 pm:  Panel session
3:25 pm:   Supplier Pitches
4:15 pm:   Closing remarks
4:30 pm:  Event concludes


Where does it take place?

This time, SDAC Supplier Diversity Days happens in Winnipeg, on November 2.

BDC – True North Square Building
242 Hargrave St
​4th Floor Conference Centre


How do I know if I’m a *diverse-owned business?

For CAMSC’s certification purposes you are a diverse-owned and managed business if:

  • It is 51% or more owned, managed and controlled by a visible minority(s) or Aboriginal person(s) or individuals with refugee experience.*
  • It is a for-profit enterprise
  • Operates in Canada
  • The owner(s) is a Canadian or US citizen
  • The owner(s) is a permanent Canadian or US resident
  • It may be of any size
  • It can operate as a product or service supplier to other businesses

*As defined by the Employment Equity Act (S.C. 1995, c.44)


Are you ready to take your business to the next level?
Meet us on November 2 in Winnipeg!