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What is a Diverse Supplier?

Diverse Suppliers can be:

  1. Social Enterprises – businesses that sell goods and services in the marketplace, with a social, environmental, or cultural mission, which they reinvest the majority of their profits back into.
  2. Diverse/Equity-Deserving Suppliers businesses at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by an equity-deserving community, such as Black, Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), Persons of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, Women, Persons with Disabilities, Youths, Seniors, and New Canadians.
  3. Local Suppliers small businesses in communities that can be supported to grow and increase their capacity, creating a ripple effect in the local economy that can increase local wealth and jobs.

Last Updated:  April 30, 2024