CAMSC Business Achievement Awards Gala 2021

CAMSC Business Achievement Awards Gala 2021

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CAMSC Business Achievement Awards Gala 2021

August 19, 2021

[Toronto] – The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) announced the change of the awards gala date from October 5th. This change is keeping in mind the recent announcement of the national holiday for the Truth and Reconciliation Day on October 5th.

CAMSC is a not-for-profit organization that certifies and prepares Aboriginal and minority owned businesses to engage commercially with corporate and government organizations (see Fact Sheet attached).

The theme for this year’s Awards is Pivot | Progress | Prosper to acknowledge the resilience and ingenuity of companies’ achievements during the past year. “The last 15-months have caused us to reset. We’ve all had to do things differently. Many of our Awards Nominees have seized the moment to do things transformatively,” said Cassandra Dorrington, CEO of CAMSC.

The Finalists for the 17th Annual Business Achievements Awards Gala were announced last week. The winners will be announced at virtual awards gala on Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 – 4 pm – 5:45 pm (ET).

The CAMSC Business Achievements Awards recognize the achievements of certified CAMSC members in each of six Award Categories. Finalists (and their industry) named include:

  • Supplier of the Year: Armada Automotive (auto body parts); e-Team Incorporated (HR management); and, Signifi (smart locker and vending solutions)
  • Small Business of the Year: Ellie Bianca (skincare); Robinson Global Management Inc. (contract and vendor management); Green PI Inc. (design engineering); SUKU Vitamins (nutrition supplements); and, TalentMarketplace (recruitment platform)
  • Technology Innovation of the Year: HJ Machine & Pattern (machining manufacturer); Kamazooie Development Corporation (artificial intelligence platform); Portable Intelligence Inc. (warehouse management software); and, Tangentia (digital transformation/integration)
  • Corporation of the Year: Bell (telecommunications); BMO (banking and financial services); and, EY (professional services)
  • Collaboration Business of the Year: Afro Canadian Contractors Association (trade association); Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (advocacy); and, Weekly Voice (South Asian news)
  • Procurement Business Advocate of the Year: ABC Technologies – Edet Umoafia – Senior Buyer; CBRE – Nadine Shah – Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager; TELUS Communications Inc – Lloyd Switzer, CPO; and, Topnotch Employment Services Inc. – Terry Sawh – President

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For more information:

Cassandra Dorrington
President & CEO
[email protected]
416.941.0040 x224
www.camsc.ca

As co-Founder of Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) and the Global Supplier Diversity Alliance (GSDA), Cassandra occupies a pivotal role in advancing economic parity across Canada and around the world.

FACT SHEET

  • Founded in 2004, the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC), is a not-for-profit organization that certifies and prepares Aboriginal and minority owned businesses to engage commercially with corporate and government organizations
  • CAMSC also helps large organizations develop their own inclusive procurement processes and promotes contacts to certified Aboriginal and minority owned suppliers
  • CAMSC provides a rich suite of services including the Diversity Business Directory, Annual Diversity Procurement Fair, Corporate Member Forums, Business Achievement Awards, Business Intelligence Webinars, Supplier Knowledge Xchange, as well as customized supplier lists to prequalify new business opportunities
  • CAMSC connects buyers and suppliers through improved mutual recognition. Organizations see advantage from the benefits of a more diverse and inclusive supply chain
  • Impact studies have quantified benefits of a more diverse and inclusive supply chain that include innovative product design and sourcing solutions, cost savings, improved employee retention, local job creation, stronger brand loyalty and increased revenues
  • With over 100 corporations as members; 450 certified suppliers as partners – and another 100 new suppliers in the process of being certified – the CAMSC network directed over $1 billion in spending during 2020
  • Since its inception CAMSC has facilitated over $7 billion in spending
  • Aboriginal and minority owned businesses are starting and growing at significantly higher rates than the Canadian average
  • This is important because by 2031, one in three Canadians will be Aboriginal or a visible minority. Sustained commercial momentum for these populations now will be essential to the entire population then

At CAMSC, we are building a network of partners
 including Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC), and the Global Supplier Diversity Alliance (GSDA)
  to research, educate, advocate, build capacity and grow opportunities for our members.
Together we are committed to optimizing an equitable, diverse and inclusive economy.

For more information:

Cassandra Dorrington
President & CEO
[email protected]
416.941.0040 x224
www.camsc.ca

As co-Founder of Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) and the Global Supplier Diversity Alliance (GSDA), Cassandra occupies a pivotal role in advancing economic parity across Canada and around the world.

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