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Supplier diversity not advanced in Canada: Study

“The Royal Bank of Canada has a mentorship program to help businesses owned by minority groups to bid for its supply contracts.  At the Toronto Dominion Bank, bankers take part in educational events for small- and medium-sized companies to join its diverse supply chain.  Even the YMCA, a not-for-profit group, now asks its potential good and service suppliers about their own diversity program before giving them its business.  However, the supplier diversity practices at these three Greater Toronto-based organizations are the exceptions rather than the norm, says a new report released Wednesday by the DiverseCity initiatives, a joint project by the Maytree Foundation and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance…”

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