Outreach and engagement events—Partnered Events

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We offer seminars to individuals and groups at our Regional Office in Toronto. We cover a range of subjects from the fundamentals of the procurement process, obtaining security clearance, bidding on opportunities, supplying professional services to defence and security procurement.

Please click on a link to register for the event.

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Forward Summit East 2023

September 27, 2023 | 8:30 am to 5:00 pm | Orillia — | Partnered Event
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Orillia, ON - Join Procurement Assistance Canada - Ontario Region at Forward Summit East on September 27-28, 2023. PAC will be there to staff a booth together with Indigenous Services Canada: Transformative Indigenous Procurement Strategy Directorate to engage with Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders, businesses and youth. Come by our booth and speak with us.

About the summit: Forward Summit East will be providing organizations, Indigenous communities and business professionals with the tools and resources necessary to build prosperous, collaborative and competitive business development projects that progress economic reconciliation for Indigenous peoples. 

Location: Casino Rama, Rama Nation, 5899 Rama Rd, Orillia, ON L3V 6H6

Registration: https://connectgroup.swoogo.com/fs23e


Fédération des gens d’affaires francophones de l’Ontario (FGA) – Doing Business with Government (virtual)
October 12, 2023 | 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm | Toronto — | Partnered Event
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Toronto, Ontario – On the sidelines of the Toronto Global Forum on October 12, 2023, Procurement Assistance Canada - Ontario Region in partnership with Fédération des gens d'affaires francophones de l'Ontario (FGA) will host a webinar on Doing Business with the Government of Canada. The Government of Canada purchases $24 billion of goods and services each year. This 1h30 webinar provides key information about how to sell to the Government of Canada that will help you learn how to:

  • Find out whether the Government of Canada buys your goods or service
  • Understand the contracting process
  • Register in supplier databases
  • Build networks and promote your business
  • Search for opportunities
  • Take advantage of the procurement information on Canadabuys
  • Understand the security clearance process
  • Bid on opportunities
To register for this FREE event, please follow this link: Register here.
CanadianSME Small Business Summit 2023

October 23, 2023 | 8:00 am to 6:00 pm | Toronto — in-person | Conference
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Toronto, Ontario - Join Procurement Assistance Canada-Ontario Region at the CanadianSME Small Business Summit on October 23, 2023.

The Canadian SME Small Business Expo will include panel discussions, networking and keynote presentations by Canada’s top business leaders and entrepreneurs. Free in-person event for small businesses.

Registration link: CanadianSME Small Business Summit


About CanadianSME

CanadianSME Business Magazine aims to equip small and medium enterprises with expert knowledge and insights from industry leaders on everything business.

Security Canada Central

October 25, 2023 | 8:00 am to 5:00 pm | Toronto — | Partnered Event
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Toronto, ON - Join Procurement Assistance Canada - Ontario Region at Security Canada Central presented by CANASA on October 25, 2023. PAC will be there to staff a booth to engage with security professionals and industry decision-makers. Come by our booth and speak with us.

About the conference: Thousands of security professionals attend Security Canada Central to see the latest technology innovations, access unparalleled educational opportunities and take part in the conversations defining today’s industry.

Location: Toronto Congress Centre - South Building

650 Dixon Rd. Toronto, Ontario, M9W 1J1

Registration: https://www.microspec.com/reg/SCC2023/?_ga=2.205248406.781361475.1694631366-429486050.1694631366

Doing Business with Government – Mississauga (hybrid)

October 25, 2023 | 9:00 am to 12:00 pm | Mississauga — Hybrid | Partnered Event
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Mississauga, Ontario - Procurement Assistance Canada in partnership with IDEA Mississauga, the Province of Ontario, and the City of Mississauga are hosting a Doing Business with Government event.

Why attend?

  • Public sector procurement in Canada is a $200 billion marketplace
  • Learn about procurement opportunities from various levels of government
  • Gain strategic insights on their processes
  • Connect directly with government officials to understand how to make them your customer 

Presentations on Doing Business with:

The seminar will be held in person at the IDEA Square One Innovation Hub and online.

Registration for the in-person session is encouraged for the opportunity to ask questions and interact at the event.  Line up to speak with presenters who will be available in person to answer further questions after all the seminars are completed.

The virtual session will end promptly after the presentations.

You must be registered to attend the session. Please note the sessions fill up fast and are on a first come, first served basis.

2023 Small Business Forum – City of Toronto

October 30, 2023 | 8:30 am to 4:00 pm | Toronto — Metro Toronto Convention Centre | Partnered Event
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Toronto, Ontario – Join Procurement Assistance Canada – Ontario Region at the Small Business Forum – City of Toronto on October 30th at Metro Toronto Convention Centre.


Future-Proofing Businesses through Innovation & Sustainability

Experience the City of Toronto’s free full-day, in-person signature event in support of small businesses. The forum features main stage programming with keynote speakers and expert panels from a wide range of sectors, as well as the Nobellum Pitch Competition, breakout rooms, small group speed mentoring, a vibrant Indigenous Market and a trade show hosting a diverse display of small business services and goods providers. Only electricity from renewable energy sources will be used at the forum.


Register Now: Small Business Forum 2023 Tickets, Mon, Oct 30, 2023 at 8:30 AM | Eventbrite

Contact PAC

For more information on our programs and services, you may reach us by using one of the following methods:

  1. Email: tpsgc.pasacontario-appacontario.pwgsc@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca
  2. Toll-Free: 1 800-668-5378
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