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Meet the Buyer: City of Toronto

March 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Meet the Buyer


This LIVE virtual event is for Certified WBEs who want to learn about how to do business with “big” business. Join us on March 20th to learn more about City of Toronto, one of our Corporate Members. Bring your questions, we’ll have line open for conversations.

This 1-hour online webinar is an excellent way for Certified WBEs to learn more about corporations they may be targeting with products and services.

What you will learn…

We will focus on the following topics (topics vary based on select Corporate Member supplier diversity program):

  • Company information and brief background
  • Social Procurement policy or guidelines
  • Procurement processes
  • Categories they purchase
  • Information on working with Tier 1 and Tier 2 vendors (if applicable)
  • 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
  • Q&A

Certification has its benefits!

This webinar is reserved for our Certified WBE community. Webinars are free but participants must register in advance. Registration link was emailed to Certified WBEs and posted in our Private LinkedIn group.

Why to join us live…

  • Learn more about City of Toronto’s program
  • Be the first one to learn about opportunities
  • Be the first one to follow up
  • Ask questions and get answers LIVE on the call

Can’t join us LIVE? No problem! Send your questions to concierge@wbecanada.ca anytime between now and 1 day prior to the call. Call will be recorded and available in our online library – Tools for Growth!

Meet Josefina Lopez

Josefina LopezJosefina Lopez oversees the City of Toronto’s Social Procurement Program which is entering its third year of implementation. She ensures City staff comply with the Program’s policies and procedures. She is also responsible for monitoring and tracking contract awards to ensure agreed upon targets are being met.

Josefina works closely with City of Toronto divisions and agencies to expand the Program’s reach, as well as consult with other municipalities interested in adopting a similar social procurement initiative. Josefina is originally from Colombia, and has a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurship Management from Royal Roads University in Victoria BC., and holds a diploma in International Business from Niagara College.


March 20, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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