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Meet the Buyer: City of Toronto

May 5, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

This LIVE virtual event is for women-owned businesses and other diverse suppliers who want to learn how to do business with the City of Toronto, a WBE Canada Government Member. Adopted in 2016, the Social Procurement Program is a city-wide initiative implemented by the Purchasing Materials Management Division. Bring your questions, we’ll have lines open for conversations.

This hour-long webinar is an excellent way for women entrepreneurs and diverse businesses to learn more about the City of Toronto and its procurement policies and categories they may be targeting.

Why should you attend?

We will focus on the following topics :

  • Understand City of Toronto Purchasing Practices/Dollar Value Thresholds and Purchasing Document Types
  • Current ways the City of Toronto Social Procurement Program integrates the use of Diverse Suppliers
  • Categories they purchase
  • Best way to connect and contact information
  • How to best follow up
  • Special programs or opportunities available to diverse suppliers
  • Tips, best practices, success stories
  • Live Q&A
  • Can’t join us LIVE? No problem! Send your questions to concierge@wbecanada.ca anytime between now and 1 day prior. The webinar will be recorded and available in our online library – Tools for Growth!

Certification has its benefits!

This webinar is open to certified WBEs, other certified suppliers and businesses considering certification. Webinars are free but participants must register in advance.


This webinar is open to all women-owned and other diverse businesses


Meet the Speaker


Alyssa Nienhuis

Alyssa Nienhuis is the Social Procurement Coordinator for the City of Toronto under the Purchasing and Materials Management Division (PMMD), where she facilitates the growth and operations of Toronto’s Social Procurement Program. Adopted by the City of Toronto in 2016, the Social Procurement Program is intended to address economic disadvantage, discrimination, and barriers to equal opportunity in the procurement process, particularly among equity-deserving communities. Alyssa has over 6 years’ experience in public sector purchasing practices and policy in the Purchasing and Materials Management Division. Prior to joining PMMD, Alyssa worked with Toronto Employment and Social Services, and also has experience in communications and marketing.


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