– The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) announced the change of the awards gala date from Sept 30th to Oct 5th . This change is keeping in mind the recent announcement of the national holiday for the Truth and Reconciliation Day on Sept 30th.
CAMSC is a not-for-profit organization that certifies and prepares Aboriginal and minority owned businesses to engage commercially with corporate and government organizations (see Fact Sheet attached).
The theme for this year’s Awards is Pivot | Progress | Prosper to acknowledge the resilience and ingenuity of companies’ achievements during the past year. “The last 15-months have caused us to reset. We’ve all had to do things differently. Many of our Awards Nominees have seized the moment to do things transformatively,” said Cassandra Dorrington, CEO of CAMSC.
The Finalists for the 17th Annual Business Achievements Awards Gala were announced last week. The winners will be announced at virtual awards gala on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 4:00 PM EDT.
The CAMSC Business Achievements Awards recognize the achievements of certified CAMSC members in each of six Award Categories. Finalists (and their industry) named include:
• Supplier of the Year: Armada Automotive (auto body parts); e-Team Incorporated (HR management); and, Signifi (smart locker and vending solutions)
• Small Business of the Year: Ellie Bianca (skincare); Robinson Global Management Inc. (contract and vendor management); Green PI Inc. (design engineering); SUKU Vitamins (nutrition supplements); and, TalentMarketplace (recruitment platform)
• Technology Innovation of the Year: HJ Machine & Pattern (machining manufacturer); Kamazooie Development Corporation (artificial intelligence platform); Portable Intelligence Inc. (warehouse management software); and, Tangentia (digital transformation/integration)
• Corporation of the Year: Bell (telecommunications); BMO (banking and financial services); and, EY (professional services)
• Collaboration Business of the Year: Afro Canadian Contractors Association (trade association); Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (advocacy); and, Weekly Voice (South Asian news)
• Procurement Business Advocate of the Year: ABC Technologies - Edet Umoafia - Senior Buyer; CBRE - Nadine Shah - Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager; TELUS Communications Inc - Lloyd Switzer, CPO; and, Topnotch Employment Services Inc. - Terry Sawh - President