CAMSC Newsletter Winter 2015

Jan 28, 2015

Author: Daphne Shih

President's Message
Happy 2015!  

While a New Year brings excitement of the possibilities for the future, it is also a fresh start in many ways. For CAMSC, it's the beginning of our second decade. For the first 10 years, we were focused on the development and growth of our organization, our corporate and diverse supplier bases and our supplier certification process. Our successes have been tremendous.....

Success Stories & BMO Financial Group

Hear how, one of the first CAMSC certified suppliers (2005), built on small wins over several years to become the top performing supplier servicing BMO's Canadian Professional Services resourcing category.

"Leonard and his team have continuously looked for ways to improve their performance and build deeper relationships to better support the Bank."  Catherine Grosz, Supplier Diversity Manager, BMO Financial Group.....Full article

Redwood Classics Apparel & Accolade Promotion Group

Discover how a made-in-Canada apparel company, Redwood Classics Apparel exemplifies an immigrant success story. With roots in Asia, Redwood Classics is dedicated to diversity in its work force and helps other immigrants live the Canadian dream. 

"We share in Redwood Classic Apparel's mission to give back to Canada and Canadians by supplying their homegrown products to our clients." Steve Pons, VP Sales of Accolade Promotion Group (APG)....Full article

What's New?

A Warm Welcome to Our New Corporate Members 

Congratulations to CAMSC's Recently Certified Suppliers

CAMSC is pleased to announce that we have certified suppliers Canada wide from British Columbia to Newfoundland/Labrador. To see CAMSC's newest Aboriginal and minority certified suppliers, click here. 

Our New Partner - ACCE  

We are pleased to announce the new partnership with ACCE (Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs). A signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding for Collaboration will be held at The 2015 ACCE Chinese New Year Celebrations (7 pm, Feb 17, Royale Fine Dining Banquet, Scarborough). Government officials, community leaders and CAMSC members are invited to join the celebration. Contact, 905-479-2802 for dinner tickets ($60). Visit 

Save the Date 
April 14 - 15

Diversity Procurement Fair - Toronto, Ontario

As one of the largest CAMSC's business networking events, it matches corporations committed to diversity with diverse suppliers. In this two-day event, you'll learn from business leaders across sectors within the global supply chain as they share best practices for securing contracts. Purchasing managers will also provide overviews on doing business with their organizations. Enjoy the Early Bird Discounts now! 

Other Events 

January 29
Breakfast with Brands - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Connect with corporations championing diversity in Canada with emphasis in the Atlantic region at this half-day event. CAMSC will participate in panel discussions "Defining Supplier Diversity" with WBE Canada, CGLCC, and certified suppliers. Learn more. 

February 11
RBC/TELUS Supplier 
Development Workshop

11th floor, RBC Centre, 155 Wellington West, Toronto, 11 am - 6:30 pm

CAMSC Certified Suppliers are invited to network with and gain valuable insights from experts at RBC and TELUS. Sign up by Jan 30.

March 30 - April 1
ProcureCon Canada
Hyatt Regency Toronto - Toronto, ON

It features content for both direct materials AND indirect/services procurement! Get diverse perspectives from procurement executives representing a broad range of Fortune 1000 companies, including aerospace, retail, industrial manufacturing, financial services, automotive to pharmaceuticals, and much more! For details click here.


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