CAMSC announces Business Achievement Awards winners

Toronto — The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) will be commemorating the achievements of its members in promoting supplier diversity and the role it plays in advancing the economies of Aboriginal and minority SMEs.

On November 12th (Thursday), CAMSC’s 16th Annual Business Achievement Awards will take place virtually, focusing on its new and pivoted way of bringing events to our members at their convenience and safety. The finalists have been announced today.

“While going virtual with our Achievements Awards is new for all of us, we, at CAMSC, are committed to celebrating excellence in a world that welcomes, supports and promotes supplier diversity in all its glory,” said Cassandra Dorrington, president and CEO of CAMSC. “We thank our network of corporates, governments and supplier members for extending their support during these challenging times and we continue to strive for a future where supplier diversity is front and centre in all facets of business locally, nationally and globally.”

Eight awards will be given to the recipients who have demonstrated excellence in areas such as business growth, technology innovations, collaboration, employment opportunities, community development and advocacy. A special Recognition Award will also be presented for the first time this year to appreciate the pivoting of business and retooling done by CAMSC members during this pandemic to encourage and nurture goodwill in business.

Another highlight for CAMSC Business Achievement Awards 2020 is, there is an array of nominees representing various sectors such as constructions; manufacturing; automotive; financial services, IT; natural resources, staffing and hospitality, to name a few.

With over $5 billion spent by corporations on CAMSC-certified suppliers to date, the evening’s presenters and award recipients will share their motivating stories and reiterate why supplier diversity and equality is key in business. Federal ministers will address the virtual gathering to recognize our collective efforts and persistence and the welcome remarks will be presented by Gopal Bansal, vice-president of Diversity & Inclusion at RBC.

CAMSC 2020 awards finalists are:

Supplier of the Year

  • Triplewell Products Ltd
  • Daytona Freight Systems Inc.
  • eTeam Incorporated

Small Business of the Year

  • Bridge Check Canada Ltd.
  • Willowest Enterprise Co Ltd
  • Topnotch Employment Services In
  • Technology Innovation Award • Signifi Solutions Inc.
  • TheAppLabb
  • 360Medlink

Corporation of the Year

  • RBC
  • Ford
  • EY
  • City of Toronto

Tier 1 Champion of Supplier Diversity

  • BGIS Global Integrated Solutions
  • Dana Incorporated
  • Staples

Procurement Business Advocate of the Year

  • Leonard Jean-Pierre Anthony (
  • Kathy Cheng (Redwood Classics Apparel)
  • Dora Silva (Accenture)
  • Edet Umoafia (ABC Technologies)

Collaboration Award

  • Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA)
  • Nova Scotia Business Inc (NSBI)
  • Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA)
  • Diversity Canada Magazine

Special Recognition Award (New)

  • Staff Shop Inc
  • Redwood Classics Apparel
  • Specialty Innovations & Manufacturing, Ltd
  • Daytona Freight Systems Inc.
  • Dream (Leonard Jean-Pierre Anthony)
  • AceTronic Industrial Controls Inc

WHO: 16th Annual CAMSC Business Achievement Awards
WHAT: A recognition of Canadian diversity and minority-owned businesses and corporations.
WHERE: Virtual Event
WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Awards Ceremony – 4:00 to 6:00 PM

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