Annual LGBT+ Supplier Diversity Awards winners announced

Winners were selected for their commitment to supporting supplier diversity and the work of LGBT+ owned businesses

June 8, 2018
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TORONTO—The Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) has announced the 2018 winners of its fifth-annual LGBT+ Supplier Diversity Awards, sponsored by Kellogg Company. These awards recognize the efforts and participation of people and businesses that champion LGBT+ supplier diversity in Canadian corporate procurement.

Over 19 Canadian corporations support the CGLCC’s LGBT+ supplier diversity program.

Winners received the awards at a luncheon during the LGBT+ Global Business Summit and Supplier Diversity Forum, Presented by TD Bank on June 5. More than 175 delegates attended the two-day event hosted at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Downtown Toronto.

Supplier Diversity Ambassador of the Year Winner
● Lori Benson, procurement compliance, L&D, enablement and knowledge lead—EY

“Lori is truly an outstanding leader and is a committed partner of the CGLCC. She has worked tirelessly to build and grow supplier diversity in Canada, and is passionate about supporting the development of all diverse suppliers,” said Darrell Schuurman, co-founder and CEO, CGLCC.

Supplier of the Year Award Winner
● Prompta Consulting Group—a transformational change management consulting firm

“From co-creating and presenting events, to advocating on CGLCC’s behalf, Prompta continues to be one of our most active supporters and was recently included in the City of Toronto’s preferred suppliers list—a great achievement for an LGBT+ owned business,” said Schuurman.

The Program Ambassador of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding efforts of an individual, group, organization or corporation in raising awareness and support of the LGBT+ Supplier Diversity Program in Canada. The Supplier of the Year Award recognizes the participation, efforts and success of a CGLCC-certified LGBT+ Business.