Calendar

May
29
Wed
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.
May
30
Thu
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 supplierdiversity@cglcc.ca.

Jun
22
Sat
RAHM LGBT+ Leadership Contest @ Water Park Place
Jun 22 all-day
Jul
9
Tue
Doing Business With Big Business @ Mount Saint Vincent University
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Jul
11
Thu
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
LGBT+
Veterans
Visible Minorities
Women
… 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

Questions?
Karen Williams, Export Development Executive, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
kwilliams@nsbi.ca |902.424.3976

Aug
12
Mon
LGBTQ2+ Trade Mission to the USA – Tampa, Florida @ Tampa Convention Centre
Aug 12 – Aug 16 all-day
LGBTQ2+ Trade Mission to the USA - Tampa, Florida @ Tampa Convention Centre

Building on the success of last year’s LGBTQ2+ Trade Mission to Philadelphia, the CGLCC, in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada and Export Development Canada, is pleased to organize the second LGBTQ2+ Trade Mission to the USA.

The 2nd Trade Mission will take place August 13-16 in Tampa, Florida, in conjunction with the 2019 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference. This globally recognized conference is the largest LGBT business event on the planet and delivers innovative leadership programming as well as networking and engagement opportunities, for more than 1,400 LGBT+ and allied business leaders. The event will take place at the Tampa Convention Center.

The Trade Mission is open to all Canadian LGBTQ2+ owned enterprises certified (or eligible for certification) by CGLCC and looking to expand business opportunities in the USA.

Advanced Registration is required in order to take part in the Trade Mission.  Please click HERE for registration, travel and accommodation details.

Sep
24
Tue
Supplier Diversity Day – Montreal @ BMO Financial Group
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE!

CGLCC is partnering with Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada), IWSCC and RFAQ to bring Supplier Diversity Day event to Montreal on September 24th, 2019.

Agenda:

9:00 – 11:30 – Corporate Round Table (By Invitation Only) – Basics of Understanding and Implementing Supplier Diversity Programs
11:30 – 12:00 – Registration
12:00 – 12:45 – Lunch
12:45 – 1:45 – Supplier Diversity Panel discussion
1:45 – 2:00 – Break
2:00 – 3:45 – Sourcing Roundtables
3:45 – 4:00 – Closing Remarks

Mark your calendar, book your travel, we can’t wait to have you join us!  More information will be posted in the upcoming days.

Sponsored by:

Sep
26
Thu
CAMSC Business Achievement Awards Gala @ Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place
Sep 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CAMSC Business Achievement Awards Gala @ Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place

In its 15th year, the CAMSC Business Achievement Awards celebrate the innovative talents and accomplishments of successful Aboriginal and Minority-owned businesses and corporations that are leading the way with their supplier diversity programs.

CAMSC is looking forward to welcoming 400 guests that include our Certified Suppliers and Corporate Members such as RBC, Ongweoweh, TD, TELUS, as well as our past winners General Motors, EY and other leading corporations in North America.

Oct
10
Thu
Celebrate 30 Years of The Pink Pages Directory @ Palais Royal
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Celebrate 30 Years of The Pink Pages Directory @ Palais Royal

BE PART of HISTORY.

With great pride and a ton of excitement, we invite you and your team, to the private reception and historic celebration, of one of the most iconic milestones in LGBTQ publishing in Canada’s history.

Date: October 10, 2019
Venue: The stunning Palais Royale > 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Time: 6 to 7:30pm

RSVP required: inquiries@inspiredcreative.ca

THEN …

GET YOURSELF AND YOUR TEAM TICKETS, and treat everyone to a night of elegance, dancing, and amazing entertainment.
Following the reception the doors will open to the LGBTQ community and public for a MEGA community dance and entertainment party, with 3 DJs, live bands and performances, drag shows, belly dancing, live jazz performances, special themed lounges, and much more. This event is a WELCOMING space for all genders and ages (19+), and the entire LGBTQ community, and friends and allies. Everyone will be there; this will be A NIGHT TO REMEMBER.

GET YOUR tickets NOW:
Online: https://bit.ly/33WMTpw
In person: Order at Palais Royale 416.533.3533 x 22

Hope to see you there and part of our big night.
THANK YOU from the ENTIRE team at INspired Media for the opportunity to serve you and our LGBTQ community, our city, province, and our Canada, for an AMAZING 30 YEARS, and thank you for the love and support.

Oct
24
Thu
WEConnect International – Power the Economy @ St. Regis Hotel
Oct 24 – Oct 25 all-day
WEConnect International - Power the Economy @ St. Regis Hotel

On October 24th and 25th, WEConnect International in Canada will host its signature annual event, Power the Economy, for women-owned businesses, multinational corporations, senior government officials and partner organizations to support the growth of women’s entrepreneurship across Canada.

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