647 606 8382 DeidreG@iwscc.ca 142 New York


City of Toronto

May 17th, 2018

Purchasing and Materials Management Division (PMMD) & Social Development, Finance and Administration Division (SDFA), invite diverse suppliers to Social Procurement Program: Networking with Diverse Suppliers. At this event, booths will be represented by various City of Toronto Divisions. Certified diverse suppliers will have an opportunity to network and to learn about the City’s purchasing trends.

More information here   


May 17th, 2018

Attention New Brunswick Suppliers:

Join us, for FREE, at an Information Session on Public Procurement in one of the following locations: Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, St. Stephen, Campbellton, Miramichi, Tracadie-Sheila and Grand Falls.

This is your opportunity to meet with procurement professionals from the Government of New Brunswick and to learn more about what they buy, as well as:

How to sell to the Government of New Brunswick
How to respond to Requests for Proposals
Public Procurement rules and processes
The New Brunswick Opportunities Network
And much more…

Sessions will be taking place between May 24th and June 22nd. To register and obtain additional information (including the full schedule),
please visit our website at www.gnb.ca/suppliersessions

More information here   

Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

CGLCC Events

Upcoming LGBT Supplier Diversity Events and Workshop Series​​​​​​

    • May 30, 2018 –  Smart Sense Real Estate Market Insight – presented by TD 
      Toronto, ON / Time: The Spoke Club, The Gallery Room, 6:00 – 8:00pm EDT
      The GTA housing market remains robust in 2018 with healthy home prices and the condo market heating up.  How lasting of an impact will government regulations have on the market? And how much further will interest rates rise?  Join Brian DePratto, Senior Economist, TD Bank as he explains some of the key factors expected to drive the market for the rest of 2018 and beyond.
      Register here


  • June 4 – 5, 2018 – CGLCC LGBT Global Business Summit
    Toronto, ON
    The Summit brings together diverse suppliers, industry partners and corporate members from across Canada and around the world to share best practices, expand business opportunities, and strengthen the ecosystem that supports the advancement of economic and social development of LGBT entrepreneurs.
    More information here   NOTE: CGLCC certified suppliers can apply for a scholarship to attend this event.


  • August 14-17, 2018 – NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference
    Philadelphia, PA
    Looking to jump-start your business or build a stronger professional network? Interested in bringing more LGBT-owned businesses into your corporate supply chain? Aiming to strengthen your local LGBT chamber of commerce and network of B2B referrals? There is only one place to be: the 2018 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference, August 14-17 in Philadelphia!  The event will attract over 1,300 entrepreneurs, corporate decision-makers, affiliate chamber leaders, and government officials from across the country and around the world. The connections made at the conference can be the basis for contracting opportunities and strategic growth for years to come.
    More information here   NOTE: CGLCC certified suppliers can apply for a scholarship to attend this event.


  • November 8, 2018 – CGLCC 3rd Annual Black & White Gala
    Toronto, ON
    Join us for our signature event that brings together Canada’s LGBT business community and corporate partners for a night of celebration.
    More information coming soon

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Supplier Diversity and Partner Events

*CGLCC-certified LGBT Business Enterprises are invited to attend our supplier diversity partner events, and receive the special certified supplier rates and access. Visit their event calendars linked above for full details.


CAMSC Events

2018 CAMSC Connect Plus (Vancouver)

May 15, 2018

CAMSC invites emerging and established Aboriginal, minority and diverse-owned businesses to join us as we explore business opportunities in corporate Canada’s supply chain.


Social Procurement Program: Networking with Diverse Suppliers

May 17th, 2018

Purchasing and Materials Management Division (PMMD) & Social Development, Finance and Administration Division (SDFA), invite diverse suppliers to Social Procurement Program: Networking with Diverse Suppliers.


2018 Cross Boarder B2B Forum

June 06, 2018

Stay tuned for further details.


2018 CAMSC Connect Plus (Winnipeg)

June 14, 2018

Stay tuned for more information.


2018 CAMSC Awards Gala

September 27, 2018 – September 27, 2018

Stay tuned for more details


2018 Holiday Mingle

November 28, 2018 – November 28, 2018

Stay tuned for more information.

WBE Canada

WBE Canada Events


WBENC National Conference & Business Fair

June 19, 2018 – June 21, 2018

WBE Canada is headed to the 2018 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair.   DATE: June 19 – 21, 2018 LOCATION: Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226 (Level 100 & 200) Visit WBENC National Conference & Business Fair website. The National Conference &…

WBE Canada Conference & Matchmaker

September 26, 2018 – September 27, 2018

Save the dates September 26th & 27th for the 2018 WBE Canada Conference & Matchmaker. With a new venue and line up … we will be sharing details in the coming months.

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business

CCAB Events


TFAB Aboriginal Business Networking Event

April 23, 2018

Design Exchange,
Toronto, ON


Indigenous Women In Leadership Award

April 23, 2018

Design Exchange
Toronto, ON


Aboriginal Economic Development Conference

May 10, 2018

The Westin Calgary
Calgary, AB


Annual Calgary Gala

May 10, 2018

The Westin Calgary
Calgary, AB


International Conference on Indigenizing Entrepreneurship (a CCAB Partnership Event)

June 03, 2018

Delta Downtown
Ottawa, Canada


16th Annual Vancouver Gala

September 27, 2018

River Rock Casino Resort
Richmond, BC

Social Purchasing Project

Social Purchasing Project Events

OCE Discovery @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Apr 30 – May 1 all-day

Discovery is Canada’s leading innovation-to-commercialization conference. Hosted by Ontario Centres of Excellence, Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to collaborate.


ONN Nonprofit Driven 2018 @ Metro Toronto Conference Centre

Oct 10 – Oct 11 all-day






Are you ready for some thought-provoking conversations about advancing policy efforts for Ontario’s nonprofits? Together, we’ll tap into the trends and issues, and explore opportunities and strategies to build toward a stronger sector.

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WeConnect International Events

Power the Economy @ Beanfield Center, Toronto

October 26th, 2018

WEConnect International in Canada will host its signature annual event, Power the Economy, for women-owned businesses, multinational corporations, senior government officials, and partner organizations supporting the growth of women’s entrepreneurship across Canada.