CAMSC Business Achievement Awards “Crystal Celebration” Shines a Light on the Economic Growth in Aboriginal and Minority-Owned Business Communities Over the Past 15 Years

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CAMSC Business Achievement Awards “Crystal Celebration” Shines a Light on the Economic Growth in Aboriginal and Minority-Owned Business Communities Over the Past 15 Years

2019 finalists announced

TORONTO, ONT. – August 20th, 2019 – The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) will be celebrating the perseverance of its suppliers and corporations over the past 15 years, to promote the benefits of supplier diversity and the role it plays in advancing the economies of Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses.  On Thursday, September 26 at The Liberty Grand, the “Crystal Celebration” will shine a light on the many successes made since CAMSC’s inception in 2004.  Seven awards will be given to recipients who have demonstrated excellence in areas such as business growth, innovation, collaboration and advocacy.  A special President’s Award will also be presented for the first time.  Hosted by CP24 reporter and anchor, Brandon Gonez, the event will be attended by approximately 400 of the country’s leading corporations and supplier organizations.  With over $5 billion spent by corporations on CAMSC-certified suppliers to date, the evening’s presenters and award recipients will share their inspirational stories and reiterate why supplier diversity is a ‘must do’ in business.

“We are looking forward to welcoming almost 400 guests this year for a milestone event,” says Cassandra Dorrington, President and CEO, CAMSC. “While we look forward to shining a spotlight on our 2019 winners, we will also be celebrating the last 15 years of collaboration, innovation and momentum that have brought SD to the forefront of Canadian business.”

WHO:      CAMSC Business Achievement Awards – 15 Year Crystal Celebration

WHAT:     A recognition of Canadian diversity and minority-owned businesses in seven sectors.

WHERE:   Liberty Grand, Governor’s Room, Exhibition Place, 25 Columbia Road., Toronto (map)

WHEN:     Thursday, September 26, 2019

Networking Reception 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Dinner and Awards Ceremony 7 – 9:30 p.m.


REGISTER FOR THE EVENT HERE: (include address)

For more information about the awards gala, visit


CAMSC (Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council) is a non-profit organization created in 2004 to advance the economic strength of Aboriginal and visible minority communities through business development and employment. CAMSC’s mission is to facilitate business relationships with Canadian corporations and supplier organizations owned by Aboriginals and minorities. Since its inception in 2004, corporate members have spent more than $5 billion with CAMSC certified Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses. Visit

2019 Award Finalists:

Small Business of the Year Atlantick Repellent Products Inc
Bridge Check Canada LTD
Drug Intelligence
Technology Innovation Award Trinity Tech
HJ Machine
Corporation of the Year Award Accenture
Tier 1 Champion of Supplier Diversity BGIS
Procurement Business Advocate of the Year Dora Silva (Accenture)
Edet Umoafia (ABC Technologies)
Elizabeth Auceda (Sodexo)
Collaboration Award BBI
Redwood Classics


Supplier of the Year Canadian Bearings
Champion Products
Wilcox Doors


For more information:

Daphne Shih

Director, Business Development & Partnerships

Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council

T: 416-941-0004 x223






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