Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC) is hosting its 18th Diversity Procurement Fair on April 12 and 13 at Toronto’s Beanfield Centre to bring Canadian corporations and Indigenous and minority-owned businesses together in two days of networking and learning.

Our theme this year is “Mission Possible: RƐACT (Recovery, Renewal, Reset, Accelerate, Collaborate, Triumph)”.  As businesses recovered, renewed and reset from the challenges of the past two years, you will also hear about businesses that have changed their course to affect positive changes in our Supply chain and our sustainability initiative. 

Join us on our Mission Possible; share ideas with industry leaders and meet our diverse and ever growing number of suppliers.

The conference will be running for two days and offers a wide variety of networking, learning and business-building opportunities. Day one will include our keynote presentation along with a Corporate Member Forum and Supplier Boot Camp where attendees can learn about Indigenous history. During the second day, guests will have a chance to participate in workshops and panel discussions and continue to make new connections.

The event facilitates business relationships with these diverse suppliers and leading North American corporations with supplier diversity procurement mandates.

Since CAMSC’s inception in 2004, leading corporations in Canada have spent more than $9 billion with minority and Indigenous-owned suppliers, demonstrating a commitment to an inclusive and diverse supply chain that creates jobs and wealth in these communities.

Public health and workplace safety measures in effect as of March 21

The following public health and workplace safety measures will come into effect on March 1, 2022.

  • capacity limits lifted in all indoor public settings
  • proof of vaccination requirements lifted, with businesses being allowed to implement them voluntarily
  • other protective measures, such as mask/face covering requirements and active/passive screening of patrons, will be in place
  • public health units can deploy local and regional responses based on local health indicators

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measuresWith continued improvement in trends, Ontario will remove the mandatory masking requirement for most settings on March 21, with the exception of select settings such as public transit, health care settings, long-term care homes and congregate care settings.

Participants will no longer be required to wear masks in public places, however, idividuals who feel more comfortable or who are advised to wear a mask can continue to wear a mask and will be supported in doing so.

https://news.ontario.ca/en/statement/1001732/statement-from-ontarios-chief-medical-officer-of-health

Checklist of what you need to have ready at the border

To enter or return to Canada as a fully vaccinated traveller, you must follow all of these requirements.

Have the following items with you for assessment by a government official at the border (land border crossings do not provide WiFi for travellers):

  • Results of your professionally administered or observed pre-entry test
  • ArriveCAN receipt with letter I or, V, or A beside the vaccinated traveller’s name
  • Proof of vaccination that was uploaded into ArriveCAN (original or paper copy)
  • Have a quarantine plan
  • Travel document entered in ArriveCAN (e.g. passport)

Starting February 28: proof of a professionally administered or observed antigen test taken outside of Canada no more than 1 day before to your scheduled flight or entry to Canada by land or water the one day window does not depend on the time of day the test was taken or the time of your flight or entry for example, if your flight is scheduled to leave or you enter by land any time on Friday, you could provide proof of a negative result from an antigen test taken any time on Thursday, or on Friday it must be administered or observed by a pharmacy, laboratory, healthcare entity or telehealth service the test must be authorized for sale or distribution in Canada or in the jurisdiction in which it was obtained the test must be performed outside of Canada.

When you arrive at the border, you must present a valid negative test result (paper or electronic proof) or proof of a previous positive molecular test result taken at least 10 calendar days and no more than 180 calendar days before entering Canada. Counting starts the day after your test.

The proof must include:

  • traveller name and date of birth
  • name and civic address of the laboratory or testing provider that administered or professionally observed the test
  • the date on which the test was taken
  • the type of test taken
  • the test result

Keep proof of your test results with you for the 14-day period that begins on the day you enter Canada.

https://travel.gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/covid-vaccinated-travellers-entering-canada

ALL PERSONS ENTERING OR REMAINING IN THESE PREMISES SHALL WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING WHICH COVERS THE NOSE, MOUTH AND CHIN AS REQUIRED UNDER CITY OF TORONTO BY-LAW 541-2020.

Event Details

April 12, 2022

Toronto’s Beanfield Centre
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EDT)

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