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Mar
5
Tue
Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit @ Infinity Convention Centre
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – 1:20 pm

The “Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit” is designed to increase diversity in the federal procurement supply chain. This event is focused on creating awareness of Government of Canada and private sector programming that can help women, Indigenous, minority, LGBTQ2+, and persons with disabilities owned businesses access federal contracting opportunities.

The day will include:

– Presentations by federal government programs and private sector organizations
– Federal government information kiosks
– Optional 8-minute one-on-one sessions with select officials from government programs

Date: March 5th, 2019
Full event:8:00 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Optional one-on-one sessions:12:30 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Cost:Free

Speakers and information kiosks

Confirmed speakers:

Information kiosks by:

  • Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME)
  • Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO)
  • Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)
  • Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB)
  • Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

Registration

Space is limited to this free event, so please register by following the instructions below.

Registration InstructionsPlease provide the following information by e-mail at maria.colja@boa-opo.gc.ca or by telephone at 613‑947‑9717.Participant Name:
Email Address:
Phone Number:

Are you interested in registering for a one-on-one session with a specific government program? If yes, please indicate which group you would like to meet with

  1. Office of Small and Medium Enterprises (OSME)
  2. Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO)
  3. Canadian Trade Commissioner Service (TCS)
  4. Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business (PSAB)
  5. Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
Please answer the following questions to help us plan the summit

  1. Do you have any specific mobility requirements? If yes, please explain.
  2. Do you require assistance in the event of an emergency evacuation? If yes, please explain.
  3. Do you require services or equipment? If yes, please identify the one(s) required.
    1. American Sign Language (ASL)
    2. Langue des signes québécoise (LSQ)
    3. Other (please specify)
  4. Do you require documents in alternate forms? If yes, please identify the format you require.
  5. Will you be travelling with a personal support attendant or service animal?
  6. Is there anything else you may need assistance with for the event? If yes, please specify.

Any questions can be directed to Maria Colja by email at maria.colja@boa-opo.gc.ca or phone at 613‑947‑9717.

Mar
6
Wed
Halifax Global Roundtable
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Halifax Global Roundtable

Are you an LGBT+ owned company that is currently doing business outside of Canada? Or considering going global? It can be overwhelming, providing numerous challenges and headaches. But it can also be rewarding and open your company up to significant opportunities.

CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, is interested to hear from you about your thoughts and experiences in exporting. In partnership with Global Affairs Canada and EDC, CGLCC is conducting a series of roundtables across the country on LGBT+ businesses going global.

Your input is extremely important. If you are a Canadian LGBT+ owned business, and are either considering or currently doing business globally, please attend this roundtable discussion. Your input will help CGLCC better support and serve you.

Mar
11
Mon
Calgary Global Roundtable
Mar 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calgary Global Roundtable

Are you an LGBT+ owned company that is currently doing business outside of Canada? Or considering going global? It can be overwhelming, providing numerous challenges and headaches. But it can also be rewarding and open your company up to significant opportunities.

CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, is interested to hear from you about your thoughts and experiences in exporting. In partnership with Global Affairs Canada and EDC, CGLCC is conducting a series of roundtables across the country on LGBT+ businesses going global.

Your input is extremely important. If you are a Canadian LGBT+ owned business, and are either considering or currently doing business globally, please attend this roundtable discussion. Your input will help CGLCC better support and serve you.

Mar
15
Fri
Vancouver Global Roundtable
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Vancouver Global Roundtable

Are you an LGBT+ owned company that is currently doing business outside of Canada? Or considering going global? It can be overwhelming, providing numerous challenges and headaches. But it can also be rewarding and open your company up to significant opportunities.

CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, is interested to hear from you about your thoughts and experiences in exporting. In partnership with Global Affairs Canada and EDC, CGLCC is conducting a series of roundtables across the country on LGBT+ businesses going global.

Your input is extremely important. If you are a Canadian LGBT+ owned business, and are either considering or currently doing business globally, please attend this roundtable discussion. Your input will help CGLCC better support and serve you.

Mar
19
Tue
Toronto Global Roundtable
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Toronto Global Roundtable

Are you an LGBT+ owned company that is currently doing business outside of Canada? Or considering going global? It can be overwhelming, providing numerous challenges and headaches. But it can also be rewarding and open your company up to significant opportunities.

CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, is interested to hear from you about your thoughts and experiences in exporting. In partnership with Global Affairs Canada and EDC, CGLCC is conducting a series of roundtables across the country on LGBT+ businesses going global.

Your input is extremely important. If you are a Canadian LGBT+ owned business, and are either considering or currently doing business globally, please attend this roundtable discussion. Your input will help CGLCC better support and serve you.

Mar
20
Wed
Montreal Global Roundtable
Mar 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Montreal Global Roundtable

Êtes-vous un Canadien ou une Canadienne LGBT+ qui possède une entreprise qui fait actuellement des affaires à l’extérieur du Canada, ou qui y songe? Ce n’est certes pas nécessairement facile, car on peut faire face à plusieurs défis et embuches. Par contre, faire des affaires au niveau mondial peut rapporter gros et offrir des occasions inespérées à votre entreprise.

La CCGLC (Chambre de commerce LGBT+ du Canada) aimerait connaître vos commentaires et vos expériences en matière d’exportation. De concert avec Affaires mondiales Canada et EDC, la CCGLC mène un court sondage en ligne qui s’adresse spécifiquement aux entreprises de propriété LGBT+ qui sont déjà ou qui songent à être actives sur les marchés mondiaux.

Votre participation est d’une importance capitale. Si vous êtes un Canadien ou une Canadienne LGBT+ qui possède une entreprise et qui songe à faire des affaires sur les marchés mondiaux ou qui le fait actuellement, nous vous saurions gré de prendre une quinzaine de minutes pour nous faire part de votre expérience. Vos commentaires aideront la CCGLC à mieux vous appuyer et à mieux vous servir à l’avenir.

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Are you an LGBT+ owned company that is currently doing business outside of Canada? Or considering going global? It can be overwhelming, providing numerous challenges and headaches. But it can also be rewarding and open your company up to significant opportunities.

CGLCC, Canada’s LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, is interested to hear from you about your thoughts and experiences in exporting. In partnership with Global Affairs Canada and EDC, CGLCC is conducting a series of roundtables across the country on LGBT+ businesses going global.

Your input is extremely important. If you are a Canadian LGBT+ owned business, and are either considering or currently doing business globally, please attend this roundtable discussion. Your input will help CGLCC better support and serve you.

Mar
21
Thu
Elevating Womxn Entrepreneurs: Fostering Inclusion throughout the Supply Chain @ Accenture Toronto Office
Mar 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Elevating Womxn Entrepreneurs: Fostering Inclusion throughout the Supply Chain @ Accenture Toronto Office

Womxn leaders and entrepreneurs are consistently demonstrating that they are overcoming challenges in business, and moving local and international companies forward at an astonishing rate. They are an unstoppable group that needs to be recognized, included, celebrated, and elevated.

CGLCC and Accenture are hosting a panel conversation with womxn entrepreneurs and business leaders to discuss the corporate procurement process and the business advantage of engaging with womxn entrepreneurs. The panel will examine the unique experiences, challenges and opportunities womxn entrepreneurs face in growing their companies, and they’ll highlight how diversification within the supply chain is better for business.

The panel is moderated by Petra-Kassun Mutch, a feminist entrepreneur who is working to help empower women entrepreneurs, and founder of Liisbeth, an online magazine focused on entrepreneurial feminism.

All are welcome to this engaging discussion celebrating our Womxn Entrepreneurs!

Thursday March 21st, 2019
7:30 – registration, networking & breakfast – Please be sure to sign-in at reception!
8:15 – panel discussion
9:00 – networking

Cost:
FREE – all diverse certified suppliers and CGLCC members
$20 – Non-certified suppliers and non-CGLCC members

Click HERE to register.

Apr
16
Tue
CAMSC’s Annual Diversity Procurement Fair @ Beanfield Centre
Apr 16 @ 2:30 pm – Apr 17 @ 4:00 pm
CAMSC’s Annual Diversity Procurement Fair @ Beanfield Centre

A great networking, learning and business building platform between global corporations and Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses. CAMSC’s Diversity Procurement Fair is now its 15th year and continues to build partnerships between corporate Canada and Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses.

As one of the largest CAMSC’s business networking events, it matches corporations committed to diversity with diverse suppliers. In this two-day event, you’ll learn from business leaders across sectors within the global supply chain as they share best practices for securing contracts. Don’t miss the Early Bird Special!

Apr
18
Thu
Breakfast with Brands: Automotive Industry – WBE Canada. @ Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Apr 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
This is a go-to event where buyers, supplier diversity leaders and certified suppliers from Canada and the US meet to learn about the latest developments and opportunities in the industry   and to network. If you provide a product or service that can benefit companies in the automotive sector, register today to avoid disappointment. Seats are very limited and awarded on a first come first served basis.
Location: Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Date: April 18, 2019
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm
Past attendees include buyers from ABC Group, Dana, FCA, Flex N’Gate, Ford, GM, Linamar, Magna, The State Group, Toyota, and many others.
(this link gives you $20 discount)
Apr
24
Wed
Vancouver Panel Discussion & Breakfast Reception: Meaningful Engagement with Community Organizations @ Chateau Granville Vancouver
Apr 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:30 am
Vancouver Panel Discussion & Breakfast Reception: Meaningful Engagement with Community Organizations @ Chateau Granville Vancouver

Employers often seek ways to showcase their dedication to community organizations through community service days, fundraising, and long-term partnership. Despite the best of intentions, these efforts can sometimes fall short of meaningful engagement with LGBTQ2+ communities. This panel discussion, presented by Pride at Work Canada, will bring together business and community leaders to share insights into how employers can make their relationships with community organizations meaningful for both parties.

The discussion will be preceded by a breakfast networking reception sponsored by Scotiabank.

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