BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:REQUEST X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:Eastern Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011104T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=1SU;BYMONTH=11 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010311T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=2SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT ATTENDEE;CN="Lisa Myre";RSVP=TRUE:mailto:lisa.myre@utoronto.ca CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20231027T172200Z DESCRIPTION:In 2021\, the University of Toronto's Procurement Services emba rked on a transformative journey with the launch of the Social Procurement pilot program. We are thrilled to announce that the program has successfu lly transitioned from its initial pilot phase and is now available to the broader U of T community! This initiative was born out of a commitment to provide equitable procurement opportunities for businesses owned by underr epresented communities\, including BIPOC\, 2SLGBTQIA+\, women\, veterans\, new Canadians and more.\n\nHow does Social Procurement work? \n\nAt its c ore\, it's about providing procurement opportunities to typically underrep resented suppliers who may not be aware of\, or have previously been overl ooked for\, potential business opportunities.\n\nTo facilitate engagement with diverse suppliers\, visit the Diverse Supplier Portal \, a directory of social enterprises\, diverse/equity-deser ving\, and local suppliers.\n\nWe invite U of T buyers to actively engage with diverse suppliers through the program. Please visit the program webpa ge \, where you'll find information on how to purchase from diverse s uppliers\, and the latest updates.\n\nJoin us for a lunch & learn to find out more!\n\n \n\n________________________________________________________ ________________________ \n\nMicrosoft Teams meeting \n\nJoin on your comp uter\, mobile app or room device \n\nClick here to join the meeting \n\nMeeting ID: 249 364 249 67 \nPasscode: Nc3Sm2 \n\nD ownload Teams | Join on the web \n\nOr call in (audio only) \n\n+1 647-794-1609\,\,411757525# Canada\, Toronto \n\nPhone Conference ID: 4 11 757 525# \n\nFind a local number | Reset PIN \n\nLearn More | Meeting options \n\n___ __________________________________________________________________________ ___ \n\n \n\n DTEND;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20231122T130000 DTSTAMP:20231027T172110Z DTSTART;TZID="Eastern Standard Time":20231122T120000 LAST-MODIFIED:20231027T172200Z LOCATION:Microsoft Teams Meeting ORGANIZER;CN="Rames Paramsothy":mailto:rames.paramsothy@utoronto.ca PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:1 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-ca:Lunch & Learn - U of T's Social Procurement Program Launch - Fostering Inclusivity and Community Prosperity! TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E00800000000A011AF37CB01DA01000000000000000 0100000002DAA764DB26FE84E9C93DC6054742161 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

In 2021\, the Univ ersity of Toronto's Procurement Services embarked on a transformative jour ney with the launch of the Social Procurement pilot program. We are thrill ed to announce that the program has successfully transitioned from its ini tial pilot phase and is now available to the broader U of T community! Thi s initiative was born out of a commitment to provide equitable procurement opportunities for businesses owned by underrepresented communities\, incl uding BIPOC\, 2SLGBTQIA+\, women\, veterans\, new Canadians and more.

How d oes Social Procurement work?

At its core \, it's about providing procurement opportunities to typically underrepres ented suppliers who may not be aware of\, or have previously been overlook ed for\, potential business opportunities.

To facilitate engagement with diverse suppliers\, visit the Diverse Supplier Portal\, a directory of soc ial enterprises\, diverse/equity-deserving\, and local suppliers.

We invite U of T buyers to actively engage with diverse suppliers through the program. Please visit the program webpage\, where you'll find information on how to purchase from dive rse suppliers\, and the latest updates.

Join us for a lun ch &\; learn to find out more!

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