Exciting news for DMG just around the corner!
DMG is very happy to announce the start of a brand new and exciting joint venture partnership with the owners of
"I DO BUSINESS.", Ms. Susan Wilson & Mr. John Kor.
DMG's President & CEO, Mr. Robert Bernard participated in the first I DO BUSINESS. National Summit & Trade Show that took place in Toronto, Ontario in April of 2013. During the event Mr. Bernard also participated in a Master Facilitator Training Session for the "Alexis Principles" (www.alexisprinciples.ca) as well as taking part in the national summit.
Upon the completion of the event and training, DMG saw an opportunity to joint venture with I DO BUSINESS and worked to bring this business knowledge and collective expertise to the Atlantic Region by hosting the first Atlantic Aboriginal Business Summit in Truro, Nova Scotia with great results and participation!
With the support of some local Aboriginal funding and Federal support over 125 Aboriginal entrepreneurs spent three (3) days exploring specific and business oriented information targeted to increase their business capacity.
Diversity Management Group (DMG) partners with I DO BUSINESS. to open new doors for Aboriginal business development nationally!!
Pictured from L-R: Robert Bernard, President & CEO of Diversity Management Group (DMG) and Ms. Susan Wilson, Principal Owner & CEO of I DO BUSINESS., as well as Mr. John Kor, Principal Owner, Director of Business Development for I DO BUSINESS. (Photo from the 2013 Atlantic Region I DO BUSINESS. Summit & Trade Show (Truro, Nova Scotia). (More info at www.idobusiness.ca).
In 2014 the local and regional summits have continued to take place in locations across Ontario with plans to expand into Quebec and central Canada. DMG & IDB have been initiating long term plans to host the next nation wide I DO BUSINESS. National Summit & Trade Show scheduled to take place in March 2015.
DMG & IDB are also in the middle of delivering on a federal contract that will see a revamped version of the Aboriginal Procurement Tool Kit (APTK). DMG has been working with local entrepreneurs across the country to identify some of the key barriers to Aboriginal business success. Important feedback has been recorded and key processes have been put into place to track the main challenges that negatively affect Aboriginal business.
In February of 2015, DMG and IDB hosted an online webinar for Aboriginal Procurement which was very well attended with tremendous feedback offered by Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal businesses and organizations from across the country. DMG & IDB will be following up with a full reports from the 2015 I DO BUSINESS. National Summit & Trade Show once it has been hosted in Winnipeg, Manitoba.