Conferences, Events & Networking

The CGLCC helps LGBT+ business owners grow their companies by providing them with opportunities to connect with each other, as well as with corporations, organizations and government bodies looking to do business with a diverse supplier base. Through various conferences, workshops, and webinars, the CGLCC provides the opportunity for capacity building and professional development.  And through its global program, the CGLCC facilitates connections with like-minded businesses and bodies around the globe.

Coming Up

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


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.


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:
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.

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


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:


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:
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.

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.

SDAC – Connect. Collaborate. Succeed. @ To Be Confirmed
Nov 8 @ 8:30 am – 11:45 am
SDAC - Connect. Collaborate. Succeed. @ To Be Confirmed

Connect. Collaborate. Succeed.

​Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada is pleased to present the 5th annual Connect. Collaborate. Succeed. supplier diversity networking event. ​The focus is on cultivating, building and growing relationships and business opportunities between certified diverse suppliers, corporations, and public organizations.


8:30am – 9:00am: Registration/networking
9:00am – 9:05am: Welcome from our host

9:05am – 9:20am: SDAC NEWS: Year in Review
9:25am – 10:15am: Opening Panel
10:15am – 10:25am: Introduction of Sourcing Roundtables
10:25am – 11:30am: Sourcing Round Tables
11:30am – 11:45am: Wrap-Up


Connect with procurement representatives from leading corporations. You will get 20 minutes at each table. Learn about procurement processes and supplier diversity programs from company representatives and have the chance to introduce yourself, your products/services and your unique value proposition.


Registration to open soon!

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