CAMSC Newsletter Summer 2015

Jul 6, 2015

Author: Daphne Shih

President's Message

Summer is here in full swing and while it seems like a good time to take a break, CAMSC members have been busier than ever.  In 2014, CAMSC corporate members spent $504 million with our certified suppliers.  That brings the total amount spent since CAMSC opened its doors, to $1.7 billion.  This huge boost in wealth and job creation for Aboriginal and minority suppliers is an overall increase in economic development and employment Canada-wide.....Read more.

CAMSC Corporate Members Coach Suppliers for Success
Many of the CAMSC corporate members are developing mentorship programs that coach CAMSC certified suppliers through the procurement process.  GM, Cisco, RBC, TELUS, Accenture and TD are leading the way with programs to share insights  with CAMSC certified suppliers on topics that include how to respond to RFPs, compete with large organizations, and creating strategic plans... Read full article


Welcome to New Corporate Members
The sun is shining and it's getting warm.  What a perfect time to send out a warmer welcome to our three new corporate members.  HSBC Bank, Lear Corporation and Sanmina have joined CAMSC and we couldn't be happier.  New corporate members mean new opportunities for our certified suppliers and we thank our new corporate members for helping us lead supplier diversity in this country. Learn more.


Business Achievement Awards - Nominations Open Now

There is no better way to celebrate the talents and accomplishment of successful Aboriginal and Minority-owned businesses and the corporations that are leading the way with supplier diversity programs, than the Business Achievement Awards Now in its 11th year, this highly anticipated gala is the chance to network with the most influential CAMSC corporate members and certified suppliers. The Gala takes place on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at the Liberty Grand in Toronto. We hope to see you there.

Call for Nominations: Award Nominations have opened for recognizing the achievements and excellence of our Certified Suppliers and Members. Nomination deadline is July 17, 2015. Fill out a Nomination Form here.  Nominate your organization or one you do business with.

Call for Sponsors: The gala's growing success has attracted returning and new sponsors every year - this is the year that you can be part of it too!  As an attendee, you have the ability to reach out to 400 key corporations and Aboriginal and Minority-owned suppliers.  Sponsorship opportunities are available at the Diamond, Gold, Silver, Star and Innovation levels.   Contact Daphne Shih for details.

Upcoming Events 

July 15

10 most influential Hispanic Canadians Awards - Toronto

Organized by Hispanic Business Alliance, it features an international keynote speaker, a 'meet and greet' session with past winners and an overview of Pan American culture. Learn more.

August 26

CAMSC "Tools for Growth" Supplier Webinar Series

Sponsored by EY, CAMSC hosts a series of webinars throughout 2015 geared toward providing learning and development for our certified suppliers. Save the date.

September 17

FCA Matchmaker Event - Auburn Hills, Michigan

Fiat Chrysler Automobile celebrates its 16-year anniversary of its Matchmaker event. Sign up for this free event and learn more about the benefits of supplier diversity. Learn more.

November 9-10, 

Toyota's 26th Opportunity Exchange - Cincinnati, Ohio

This conference provides a targeted forum for diverse companies to meet decision-makers, make important connections and gain valuable knowledge and insight. Learn more.

December 1

CAMSC Holiday Mingle - Toronto

Wrap up the year with CAMSC friends and partners.  Network at this popular event. More details to come!  See the fun from last year's Mingle.




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