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7th Annual Supplier Diversity Event – SDAC

Oct 14, 2022
October 14, 2022 8:00 am - October 14, 2022 12:00 pm
Time zone: EDT

Cultivating, building & growing relationships and business opportunities between diverse suppliers, corporations, and public organization.

About this event

Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) is pleased to present the 7th annual Connect. Collaborate. Succeed. supplier diversity networking event. With a focus on cultivating, building and growing relationships and business opportunities between diverse suppliers, corporations, and public organizations, this is an event you don’t want to miss.

A key component of the event will be the roundtable sessions between corporate partners and diverse suppliers. This is an opportunity for businesses to present themselves directly to leading North American companies, and learn more about their purchasing needs.


8:00am: Registration Opens

8:00 – 9:00 am: Breakfast & Networking

9:00 – 9:10 am: Opening Remarks

9:10 – 9:30 am: SDAC Updates

9:30 – 10:15 am: Panel Session: Leveraging the Eco-System

10:15 – 10:30 am: Break

10:30– 11:45 am: Corporate-supplier Sourcing Roundtables

11:45 – 12:00 Pm: Wrap-Up

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About SDAC

​Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDAC) was established in 2016 for the intention of advancing supplier diversity in Canada. SDAC seeks to provide support, guidance and consultation to stakeholders on the direct impacts of developing and applying effective inclusive procurement policies and practices.

Collaborating and aligning efforts in key areas, SDAC strives to improve economic opportunities for diverse certified suppliers from across the country. SDAC focuses on three core activities: Advocacy, Research, and Learning.

The four member organizations of the SDAC include: Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC – representing Aboriginal and visible minority-owned businesses), Canadian Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC – representing LGBT-owned businesses), Inclusive Workplace Supply Council of Canada (IWSCC – representing Veterans and/or people with disabilities who own businesses) and Women Business Enterprises Canada Council (WBE Canada – representing women-owned businesses).

​The four member organizations are all incorporated not-for profit Canadian organizations with a national scope. It is anticipated that other categories of diverse suppliers may be represented in the future.

SDAC encourages participation from organizations focused on driving economic opportunities for diverse-owned businesses through supplier diversity activities.