Diversity Expo – Indigenous Edition

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Procurement Assistance Canada, Ontario Region (PAC OR) in partnership with the Whitefish River First Nation, the Anishinabek Nation, and other federal government partners, are hosting the Diversity Expo – Indigenous Edition on September 22, 2022.

It is a virtual (via Zoom) event being organized in recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, with the objective to raise awareness about federal procurement and much more in support of Indigenous participation in procurement.

As part of the event, we will provide information about doing business with the Government of Canada, the Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business (PSIB), as well as other small business support programs and services offered by the Government of Canada and Indigenous community organizations.

The event will also allow participants the unique opportunity to (virtually) connect and speak with various partnered organizations to find out about type of support that exist within those organizations for Indigenous businesses.

Hope you can join us for this FREE event. For additional details about the event, please see below:

Agenda:

Introductions / Land Acknowledgement – 3:00 PM – 3:10 PM

Opening Remarks – 3:10 PM – 3:15 PM (Whitefish River First Nation / Procurement Assistance Canada Ontario Region / Canadian Coast Guard Central Region)

Session 1 - Fundamentals of Doing Business with the Government of Canada / Procurement Strategy for Indigenous Business – 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM (PAC-OR and Indigenous Services Canada)

Session 2 - Other Procurement Opportunities (BGIS, Canadian Coast Guard – Central Region, Defence Construction Canada) – 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Session 3 - Indigenous Panel (Anishinabek Nation, Native Women’s Association of Canada (tbc), Waubetek Business Development Corporation (tbc), Whitefish River First Nation) – 4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Session 4 - Other Federal Government Departments (Federal Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) – 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Health Break – 5:30 PM – 5:40 PM

Expo Session – 5:40 PM – 6: 55 PM (Virtual break out rooms to meet with event partners)

Anishinabek Nation (AN) – Room 1

Barry Payne, Procurement Assistance Canada, Ontario Region – Room 2

BGIS Integrated Facility Management Services – Room 3

Business Development Bank of Canada – Room 4

Canadian Coast Guard, Central Region – Room 5

Defence Construction Canada (DCC) – Room 6

Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario – Room 7

Indigenous Services Canada – Room 8

Native Women’s Association of Canada (tbc) – Room 9

Procurement Assistance Canada, Ontario Region – Room 10

Waubetek Business Development Corporation (tbc) – Room 11

Whitefish River First Nation – Room 12

Note: Links to be provided at a later time.

Closing Remarks – 6:55 PM – 7:00 PM

This event is in English only, however, American Sign Language interpretation will be offered during the event.

Location
Virtual
Date
Thu, 09/22/2022 - 15:00 to 18:00
City
Toronto
Timezone
Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Coverage
Canada
Status
Confirmed
Audience
Aboriginal peoples
Event type
Seminar
Subject
Procurement Assistance Canada seminars and events
Organization
Procurement Assistance Canada - Ontario Region
Event Language
English
Space Availability
Space Available
Registration
Registration Link