Ottawa, July 17 2008 - A survey being launched today will help better identify Aboriginal and Minority businesses in Canada, gain an understanding of private/public sector diversity procurement practices, and provide guidance in the development of a national diversity procurement portal.
The Business Drive for Diversity Study is a collaborative effort led by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) and the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC), supported by survey sponsor, Cisco Systems Inc. Canada.
You should immediately respond if you are:
CATA and CAMSC anticipate four crucial outcomes to result from the study:
"The anticipated outcomes of this study will ultimately simplify buyers' identification of innovative and emerging suppliers and enable Aboriginal and minority entrepreneurs to profile their businesses globally," says Orrin Benn, President, CAMSC.
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To complete this short, five-minute survey, please visit http://www.e-penso.com/survey/s?s=CAMSCPortal08 ; it will be open until October 30, 2008.
For more information on this initiative, please contact:
Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council
Vice President, Research
Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance