Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce announce supplier diversity awards finalists

Winners will be announced at the annual Supplier Diversity Forum June 4-5 in Toronto

June 1, 2018
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TORONTO—The Canadian Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) has announced the 2018 finalists for 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.

CGLCC’s LGBT+ supplier diversity program is supported by over 18 Canadian corporations and is designed to demonstrate how inclusive procurement practices are bolstering the economic empowerment of Canada’s estimated 140,000 LGBT+ owned-businesses, the organization said.


Awards will be presented during the LGBT+ Global Business Summit and Supplier Diversity Forum, Presented by TD Bank on June 5 in Toronto.

The Supplier Diversity Ambassador of the Year Finalists are:

  • Lori Benson, Procurement Compliance, L&D, Enablement and Knowledge Lead—EY
  • Catherine Grosz – Manager, Supplier Diversity—BMO
  • Kiruba Sankar, Director-CSR, Global Procurement, RBC Royal Bank

The Supplier of the Year Award Finalists are:

  • INspired Media—a full-service marketing and design agency
  • Prompta Consulting Group—a transformational change management consulting firm
  • The House of Purpose—a people development consultancy