Press Release

CAMSC recognizes Leadership and Innovation at its

Sept 27, 2017

Author: Daphne Shih

CAMSC recognizes Leadership and Innovation at its 13th Annual Business Achievement Awards Gala in Toronto at the Liberty Grand in Toronto to recognize corporate leaders in supplier diversity and showcase successful certified Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses.

The gala was honoured by the attendance of R. Stacey LaForme, Chief of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, who opened the evening with a prayer. David Zimmer, Ontario Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, addressed the audience and brought greetings from Ontario Premier, Kathleen Wynne.

“Our annual gala is a very rewarding event; not just for the award winners but for those who advance supplier diversity in the Canadian economy as a whole,” said Cassandra Dorrington, President and CEO of CAMSC. “Supplier diversity brings many benefits including improved product and service quality, increased market share and new revenue streams. Our corporate partners and supplier members have embraced this and they are flourishing as a result.”

As part of the gala program, CAMSC premiered its new Supplier Spotlight speaker series featuring one of the first Indian industrialists in Canada, Mr. Kacee Vasudeva, owner of several businesses in the automotive and manufacturing sectors.


Inaugural Supplier Spotlight series speaker Kacee Vasudeva, owner Maxtech Consumer Products Ltd.

2017 Winners and Highlights:

Supplier of the Year was awarded to Trinity Tech, a leading Quality Engineering Service provider to the automotive industry owned by Sri Lankan-born, Dunstan Peter.

Procurement Business Advocate of Year was awarded to Kiruba Sankar, Director, Global Procurement at RBC and global lead of the organization’s Corporate Social Responsibility program.

CATA Technology Innovation Award went to Ongweoweh Corp., an industry leader in pallet sourcing, implementation and management, founded in 1978 by Frank C. Bonamie, a former chief of the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York State;

Collaboration Award was awarded to EY Canada, a global professional services firm that advances Aboriginal and minority-owned business growth by creating opportunities that support connection building and market expansion.

Small Business of the Year was awarded to the Carter Benette Group, a national janitorial and maintenance company owned by Isvar Prashad.

Corporation of the Year was awarded to ABC Group, one of the world’s leading automotive systems and components manufacturers. The organization has embraced diversity since the beginning and now uses an open bidding process as part of their practice globally.

Awards Gala Winners:
From left: Cassandra Dorrington, President, CAMSC; Isvar Prashad, The Carter Benette Group; Edet Umoafia, ABC Group; Kiruba Sankar, RBC; Dunstan Peter, Trinity Tech Inc.; Alan Smith, EY Canada; Justin M. Bennett, Ongweoweh Corp.

For more information about CAMSC and the awards gala, visit www.camsc.ca.

About CAMSC

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 $3-billion with CAMSC certified Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses. Visit www.camsc.ca.



For more information:

Daphne Shih
Director, Sponsorship and Marketing
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council
T: 416-941-0004 x223
E: dshih@camsc.ca 

 

-30-

 

 


Comment posting has been disabled.
     
 

Press Releases

Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC)
Nov 2, 2017
TORONTO, November 2, 2017 – Supplier Diversity Alliance...
CAMSC recognizes Leadership and Innovation at its
Sept 27, 2017
CAMSC recognizes Leadership and Innovation at its 13th Annual...
The BBI Brings Back Popular Business Summit...
Jun 7, 2017
For immediate release     June 5, 2017,...
CAMSC To Build Connections at Connect Plus in...
May 17, 2017
CAMSC Suppliers, Corporate Members and Governments to Participate for...
Innovation, Technology and Sustainability Take...
Apr 17, 2017
CAMSC members, procurement experts, corporate partners and all three...
Inclusive Procurement Through Pharmaceutical...
Feb 24, 2017
On Thursday, Feb 9, CAMSC and the Quebec Business Women Network (Le...
The Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC)...
Nov 8, 2016
The Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) Established to Advocate...
Supplier Diversity Leaders Shine at the 12th...
Oct 3, 2016
Supplier Diversity Leaders Shine  at the 12th CAMSC Business...
Aboriginal and Minority Owned Suppliers Drive...
Apr 14, 2016
CAMSC’s 12th Annual Diversity Procurement Fair celebrates momentum...
Minority and Aboriginal Suppliers - Meet Your...
Mar 21, 2016
CAMSC’s 12th Annual Diversity Procurement Fair features key...
[1] [2] [3] [4] > »