The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) is a leading organization that provides minority and Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada various services and tools, including certification, networking opportunities, capacity-building programs, and access to aligned corporate buyers for significant procurement opportunities.
Supplier Diversity: A Mutually Beneficial Relationship
CAMSC focuses on supplier diversity, which is a mutually beneficial relationship between corporate members and diverse suppliers. Corporate members spend over $1 billion annually with certified suppliers. In addition, CAMSC facilitates matchmaking sessions, knowledge exchanges, forums, and international trade missions for diverse suppliers and corporate members. Through these events, diverse suppliers can connect with corporate members and find procurement opportunities that align with their business.
The Benefits of Certification
CAMSC provides certification for businesses at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by members of identified diverse groups. CAMSC focuses specifically on business owners who are visible minorities and/or are Indigenous. The certification process is rigorous and is meant to help businesses prepare to do business with corporate members while demonstrating value and rigour to the corporate members.
Certification with CAMSC provides numerous benefits to diverse suppliers. It starts with getting certified and receiving a badge that shows that the business is minority-owned. Certified suppliers receive networking opportunities through events, business intelligence webinars, and contact details of corporate members. CAMSC also offers capacity-building programs organized through its business intelligence webinars, knowledge exchanges, and forums.
Diversity Procurement Fair
CAMSC has a range of upcoming events, including the Diversity Procurement Fair on April 18th and 19th, 2023, forums, and networking sessions. These events provide opportunities for diverse suppliers to connect with corporate members and find procurement opportunities that align with their business.
Supplier diversity is essential for stimulating business growth and economic growth. CAMSC provides a platform for minority and Indigenous entrepreneurs to access procurement opportunities and business support -- providing a mutually beneficial relationship between corporate members and diverse suppliers. To learn more about CAMSC or become a certified supplier, visit the CAMSC website and connect with its community.