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2023 Supplier Diversity Award Winners Announced

June 15, 2023

Congratulations Kayla Maduk from Bell, Margaret Coons of Nuts For Cheese, and Stanley Wu from Canvasea!

Kingston, ON – June 15, 2023 CGLCC announced the recipients of the 2023 LGBT+ Supplier Diversity Awards, honoring individuals and companies that actively promote LGBT+ supplier diversity within the realm of Canadian corporate procurement and business.

Supported by prominent Canadian corporations, CGLCC’s LGBT+ supplier diversity program highlights the significance of inclusive procurement practices in fostering the economic empowerment of more than 100,000 LGBT+ owned businesses across Canada.

The awards ceremony took place at the Global 2SLGBTQI+ Business Summit & Supplier Diversity Forum, held over three days from June 14 to 16 at the Holiday Inn Kingston-Waterfront in Kingston, Ontario. The event successfully blended both in-person and virtual participation.

The winners were chosen based on their unwavering dedication to advancing supplier diversity and their remarkable contributions to the growth and success of LGBT+ owned businesses.

Program Ambassador of the Year

Kayla Maduk, Supplier Diversity Program Manager, Bell

This award recognizes the outstanding efforts of an individual, group, organization or corporation in raising awareness and support of the LGBTQ+ Supplier Diversity Program in Canada.

Exporter of the Year

Margaret Coons, Nuts For Cheese

This award recognizes the efforts and success of an LGBTQ+ Business Enterprise in expanding its business globally.

Certified Supplier of the Year

Stanley Wu, Canvasea

This title recognizes the participation, efforts and success of a CGLCC-certified LGBTQ+ Business Enterprise in maximizing their certification.