Like Canada's CAMSC, Integrare is affiliated with the National Minority Supplier Development Council in the United States.
HP is a founding member of CAMSC and was a sponsor of the Canadian organization's first procurement fair last year.
CAMSC, based on an American supplier council model, was launched Oct, 12 in Toronto and opened its corporate headquarters in Markham, Ont.
that is now a member of CAMSC. More than two years ago, while on business for Niigon, he discussed his thoughts with Jethro Joseph, head of minority procurement at Daimler-Chrysler in the U.S.
"(CAMSC) offers a huge opportunity for Aboriginal business in Ontario ...
Benn said a company requesting certification will provide background data to CAMSC
that includes their industry code, type of products or services provided and states their equity ownership.
The second annual CAMSC awards gala will take place on Oct.
"A true champion of Aboriginal and minority business development, the automaker has made a big difference in the lives of individuals and communities through its ongoing initiatives," the CAMSC release stated.
Lennarson doesn't think that DaimlerChrysler should be held out as some kind of example of a good corporate leader, Lernnarson said, when asked for a reaction to the CAMSC award.
DaimlerChrysler, a CAMSC founding member, will be recognized as Corporation of the Year.
"In highlighting the successes of these companies, we are showcasing some of the forward-thinking businesses that have recognized the tremendous positive impact Aboriginals and minorities have in the development of the Canadian economy," said Orrin Benn, president, CAMSC. "We are incredibly proud of these organizations and we sincerely commend their efforts towards building a truly diverse and productive Canadian business community."
CAMSC is an independent, non-profit organization that aims to boost economic development efforts, employment and inclusion for Aboriginal and visible minority businesses through business relations and mentoring.