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Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada hosts event

Participating organizations shared their commitments to supply chain diversity and emerging opportunities


November 17, 2017
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TORONTO—Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada presented the third-annual Connect, Collaborate, Succeed event in Toronto. Corporations including BMO, Sodexo and TELUS led a panel discussion and the City of Toronto and others took part in sourcing roundtables to share their commitments to supply chain diversity and emerging opportunities.

SDAC was founded in 2016 by three organizations: Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC—representing Aboriginal and visible minority-owned businesses), Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC—representing LGBT-owned businesses), and Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada—representing women-owned businesses).

“In the last 12 months, SDAC has been active with government policy makers. We are working to inform government on the importance of supplier diversity and inclusive procurement,” said Mary Anderson, president of WBE Canada.

 

SDAC co-founding organizations are committed to advancing supplier diversity in Canadian markets and continue to collaboratively work together to building successful partnerships for partner corporations and Canadian suppliers.