A new strategic partnership will facilitate supply chain access for Indigenous suppliers across Canada with the help of The Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) and the Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers (Cando). The partnership will lay the foundation for Indigenous business owners who are looking to connect with corporate Canada, the government and beyond, while also contributing to an ecosystem that promotes equity for Indigenous and diverse suppliers.
“Cognizant that the power of collaboration, people and resources are key to our economic growth, CAMSC is excited that the strategic combination of the Cando suppliers with the CAMSC network will have a significant impact as we rebuild the Canadian economy,” says Cassandra Dorrington, President and CEO of CAMSC.
“Indigenous peoples have collaborated for thousands of years to ensure their survival and enable them to prosper in a harsh environment. Collaboration remains a key strategy in enhancing opportunities for Indigenous suppliers and their communities.CAMSC and Cando have shared goals and a commitment to their membership, so it makes strategic sense to develop a partnership that will enhance opportunities for members of both organizations,” says Ray Wanuch, Executive Director of Cando. CAMSC and Cando will bring their collective resources and expertise to foster collaboration and co-creation, driving inclusive economic development and creating more resilient communities in Canada.