March 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am – 1:20 pm
Infinity Convention Centre
2901 Gibford Drive (off Uplands Drive near Hunt Club Road) Ottawa
ON K1V 2L9
Maria Colja

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.

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)


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.