Programs and Services
CAMSC offers a variety of programs and services to its corporate members and certified Aboriginal and visible minority businesses. Below is a listing of some of our anticipated core services:
Certification of Aboriginal and visible minority Business Enterprises
After screening, interviews and site visits.
Advanced Management Education Program
Offered in collaboration with the NMSDC at Kellogg School of Business, it is a customized executive education program, with highly intensive training and technical assistance for CEO’s of Aboriginal and visible minority-owned firms interested in accelerated growth.
Aboriginal and Minority Business Information
A resource available to Corporate Members that provides up to date statistics and other information pertaining to the rapid growth of aboriginal and minority businesses which is impacting the face of the Canadian economy
Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Database
A national computerized database of certified Aboriginal and visible minority suppliers.
Educational Seminars, Training and Advisory Services
Knowledge Sharing of Best Practices, to develop corporate supplier diversity programs, in addition to supplier focussed training sessions to strengthen and improve their ability to secure contracts with major corporations.
CAMSC Annual Diversity Procurement Fair
A forum for Aboriginal and visible minority entrepreneurs to present themselves to prospective buyers while providing corporations an opportunity to meet and recruit prospective suppliers.
Corporate and Vendor Guidelines
A range of tools and resources to facilitate inclusion of diverse suppliers.
CAMSC Annual Conference
Canada’s benchmark forum for Aboriginal and visible minority business development.
Referrals to Corporate Buyers
Of Aboriginal and visible minority suppliers capable of providing quality goods and services at competitive prices, and in a timely fashion.
Organized by purchasing categories, at which suppliers speak directly to appropriate purchasing agents
In developing, expanding or promoting corporate Aboriginal and visible minority supplier development programs
Awards and Special Recognition
Of outstanding corporate programs in support of Aboriginal and visible minority business development, as well as awards for excellent Aboriginal and visible minority businesses and other citations.
A variety of other activities which bring corporate purchasing people together with representatives of Aboriginal and visible minority businesses, in both formal and informal settings, to foster development of long-term, mutually beneficial business relations.