The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) is organizing an event this March to increase diversity among bidders on federal government contracts. This one day summit was created in order to raise awareness for private and public sector programs that seek to enrich the lives of people from diverse groups such as:

  • Indigenous people and groups
  • Racialized people
  • People living with a disability
  • All gender identities
  • Minority groups

Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain – Key Event Details

Now in its second year, this event will provide the opportunity to take part in workshops and listen to speakers discuss important and timely topics. The day will include:

  • Presentations from Government of Canada representatives, along with private sector organizations
  • Information booths and kiosks
  • Dedicated workshops to help suppliers hone the practical skills necessary to win federal government contracts
  • Keynote speaker, The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement

Participating Organizations

  • The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council
  • Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
  • Canadian LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce
  • The Inclusive Workplace and Supply Council of Canada
  • Industrial Research Assistance Program (National Research Council) which includes:
    • The Office of Small and Medium Enterprises
    • Office of the Procurement Ombudsman
    • Procurement Strategy for Aboriginal Business
    • Trade Commissioner Service
  • Women in Business Enterprises Canada

Event Date, Time & Location

The Diversifying the Federal Supply Chain Summit will take place on:

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Time: 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Location: The Carlu, 444 Yonge St. Toronto, ON M5B 2H4

*Please be advised, this is a scent-free event


Registration for this free event will fill up fast. To reserve your spot, follow this link and fill out the registration form:

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