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.


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.

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

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

Click HERE to register.

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!

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)
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.

3rd Annual Networking with Diverse Suppliers – City of Toronto @ Metro Hall - Rooms 308 & 309
May 29 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The City of Toronto’s Purchasing and Materials Management Division (PMMD) would like to invite you to the Social Procurement Program’s 3rd Annual Networking with Diverse Suppliers event.
Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 8 am to 12 pm
Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Rooms 308 & 309, Toronto, ON
At this event, booths will be represented by various City of Toronto divisions. Certified diverse suppliers will have an opportunity to network and learn about the City’s purchasing trends.*
To register, please click HERE.
Adopted by City Council in May 2016, the Social Procurement Program was developed to address some of the recommendations outlined in the Toronto Poverty Reduction Strategy and was fully implemented across the organization in January 2017.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alexandra Mutinelli-Djukic or by calling 416-397-5192.
*City staff are not obligated to identify specific upcoming RFP opportunities or posting dates. This information is only available through the vendor registration system emails.
CGLCC LGBT+ Global Business Summit & Supplier Diversity Forum @ One King West Hotel
May 30 – May 31 all-day

Building on the premise that successful businesses will be those that will expand activities through market diversification, adapt to new technologies and better attract and develop talent, the CGLCC’s LGBT+ Global Business Summit & Supplier Diversity Forum will look at the opportunities and competitive advantage of being an LGBT+ Entrepreneur.

This two-day event intends to help LGBT+ business owners, corporate leaders, professionals and young entrepreneurs make some sense of what the current economic environment may mean for their company and identify how they can successfully remain competitive and grow their business while remaining authentic.

For more information, please email

RAHM LGBT+ Leadership Contest @ Water Park Place
Jun 22 all-day
Doing Business With Big Business @ Mount Saint Vincent University
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Open Doors for Diversity: Opportunities for Small Business @ Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Jul 11 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Open Doors for Diversity: Opportunities for Small Business @ Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

Supplier Diversity is changing how business is done.
Please join us for a free information session:

Open Doors for Diversity:  Opportunities for Small Business

Thursday, July 11 | 8:30am – 12:00pm
Membertou Trade & Convention Centre
Membertou, Nova Scotia

Some of North America’s largest companies and biggest brands are looking for businesses like yours.

If your business is 51%+ owned, managed and operated by…
Aboriginal and/or Indigenous Persons
Persons with Disabilities
Visible Minorities
… supplier diversity is for you.

Supplier diversity helps your business get access to supply chain, sales, partnership and mentorship opportunities like never before.

Special guest speakers:

Certifying organizations:

Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC)
Cassandra Dorrington, President & CEO

Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
Darrell Schuurman, Co-founder & CEO

Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council Canada
Deidre Guy, Co-founder

Women Business Enterprises (WBE) Canada
Silvia Pencack, President

Other special guests:

Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Laurel Broten, President & CEO

PeopleCan Training
Debbie Adams, Founder

Government of Canada – Public Services and Procurement Canada
Alison Campbell, Senior Director, Supplier Engagement & Regional Coordination

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)
Kiruba Sankar, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Procurement

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Canada’s experts on supplier diversity and learn how it can open doors for your business.
Seats are limited.

Learn More and Register

Karen Williams, Export Development Executive, Nova Scotia Business Inc. |902.424.3976

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