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Connect. Collaborate. Succeed.

October 14, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada is pleased to present the 7th annual Connect. Collaborate. Succeed. supplier diversity networking event in Toronto.

​The focus is on cultivating, building and growing relationships and business opportunities between certified diverse suppliers, corporations,
and public organizations.

Who should join us:

  • Corporate and government professionals interested in learning more about supplier diversity and connecting with diverse suppliers
  • Diverse suppliers, specifically, representatives of women-owned, LGBTQ2+, people with disabilities and veteran-owned businesses (with or without certification)

Why attend:

A key component of the event every year is the roundtable sessions between corporate partners and diverse suppliers. This is an opportunity for businesses to connect directly with procurement representatives from leading corporations.

​Learn about procurement processes and supplier diversity programs from company representatives and have the chance to introduce yourself, your products/services and your unique value proposition.


All times in ET.

  • 8:00 am – Registration Opens
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am – Breakfast & Networking
  • 9:00 am – 9:10 am – Opening Remarks
  • 9:10 am – 9:30 am – SDAC Updates
  • 9:30 am – 10:15 am – Panel Session: Leveraging the Eco-System
  • 10:15 am – 10:30 am – Break & Networking
  • 10:30 am – 11:45 am – Sourcing Roundtables
  • 11:45 am – 12:00 pm – Wrap-Up

Connect with the following corporate attendees:

  • Bell
  • BMO
  • Canada Post
  • CBRE
  • Ernst & Young
  • Government of Canada
  • Ontario Power Generation
  • RBC
  • Telus
  • TJX

We can’t wait to have you join us! Registration is complimentary to Certified Suppliers.

Limited seats available. Get yours now!


This event is open to all diverse businesses including women-owned, LGBTQ2+, people with disabilities and veteran-owned (with or without certification)


Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC)

The Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) was established in 2016 with the intention of advancing supplier diversity in Canada. The SDAC is composed of four national supplier diversity councils that specialize in certifying diverse suppliers – Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada), Canadian Aboriginal, Minority Council Canada (CAMSC), Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) and Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada (IWSCC).

Collaborating and aligning efforts in key areas, the SDAC strives to improve economic opportunities for diverse certified suppliers from across the country, while assisting the various stakeholders in achieving their collective mandates. SDAC focuses on three core activities: Advocacy, Research, and Learning. The SDAC supports and informs governments, businesses and key stakeholders on the importance of inclusive procurement policies and practices through supplier diversity, leading to value with economic growth and social impact.