Holiday Newsletter-2016

Dec 7, 2016

Author: Daphne Shih

Holiday Mingle 
CAMSC hosted a Housewarming Party in our new office on November 29. Following that, a fantastic networking holiday party was attended by nearly 100 guests, with delicious food, drinks and prizes.

Thanks to the companies who gracious donated the fabulous prizes: Cotton Candy, Pather Plastics, RBC, Redwood Classics, Seeker Green Products, Staples & Walker Law. See event photos
CAMSC Members Survey
Please take a moment to complete this short survey. Help us to develop customized services and events by addressing the specific needs identified. Deadline: Thursday, December 22 @ 5PM  
Our Collaboration Efforts
CAMSC collaborates with other partner organizations that benefit our stakeholders. 

The Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) established to advocate for inclusive
procurement public policies and practices.
On November 9, Canada's three certification councils (CAMSC, CGLCC and WBE Canada) joined together to host an event "Connect.Collaborate.Succeed." and announced the establishment of SDAC. 
On December 5, SDAC united again in Ottawa to call upon Federal Government to develop effective inclusive procurement policies and practices.
CAMSC is proud to be one of the founding members of GSDA (Global Supplier Diversity Alliance) and
will work together with our international partners - Supply Nation, MSDChina, SASDC and MSDUK. 
Visit GSDA Website.
Leading by Example
In September, attendees at CAMSC's Inclusive Procurement Leadership Summit learned insights and experiences from some of the best companies like RBC, Kellogg, Toyota, GM, BMO, TD and FCA to build their own supplier diversity programs... Read more on Purchasing B2B Magazine.
RBC Supplier Development Workshop
RBC hosted a compelling discussion and networking event in late November for Diverse Suppliers. Suppliers learned the procurement process and how it works at large organizations and help them to understand how marketing category has been sourced. Visit RBC SD site.
Learning & Development:
Supplier Diversity Playbook Webinar Series - Starting March 14, 2017
Corporate sourcing and supplier diversity managers are invited to join CAMSC's new Supplier Diversity Playbook webinar series to build a robust supplier diversity process, complemented by practical corporate examples and peer learning. For 2017 schedule, click here.
Our final playbook webinar in 2016 will take place on Wednesday, December 14, don't miss the last chance to register.
Welcome Our Newest Corporate Member 
Citi Canada joins CAMSC...aims to bolster diversity and inclusion in Citi's Canadian supply chain...Read the full press release
Save the Dates
Pharmaceutical Supplier Diversity Event - Montreal, Quebec, February 9, 2017
In collaboration with Quebec Business Women's Network, this event will be focused on providing suppliers with first-hand knowledge of the procurement processes used by pharmaceutical and biotech companies, in addition to an opportunity to meeting with them directly. Stay tuned for more details.
Diversity Procurement Fair - Toronto, Ontario April 11-12, 2017
As one of the largest CAMSC's business networking events, it matches corporations committed to diversity with diverse suppliers. What a great way to promote your business and increase brand exposure! Sponsorship opportunities now available!
What to Read
Other Events & Activities
The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is inviting small and medium business owners to share your feedback to their Serving You Better mailbox by December 31, to ensure you are included in the CRA's 2017 Serving You Better action plan. Visit CRA Engage for their online tool.


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