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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.

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Ontario Indigenous Business Information Session on Federal Procurement – Central Ontario Edition
December 12, 2023 | 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm | North Bay — Anishinabek Nation Head Office; Hub Front Doors | Partnered Event
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North Bay, Ontario -  Join Procurement Assistance Canada – Ontario Region in partnership with Anishinabek Nation and other government and local partners on December 12, 2023 for an in-person Indigenous Business Information Session in North Bay, Ontario at Anishinabek Nation Head Office; 1 Migizii Miikan, Hub (Front Doors). The session will highlight the Government of Canada’s efforts to meet and exceed the target of awarding 5% of the value of all federal contracts, including subcontracts to Indigenous businesses.


The session will include: (Components, presenters and event timings are subject to change).

  • Introduction and opening remarks by Anishinabek Nation
  • Federal Procurement resources and key tools for Indigenous businesses 
  • Public Services and Procurement Canada Ontario Region overview and major procurement initiatives.
  • Defence Construction Canada *new
  • FedNor *new
  • Fireside chat with a former Indigenous business owner that will provide insights regarding their federal procurement journey and tips to succeed
  • Networking opportunity for Indigenous businesses to connect with government officials


This event is intended for Indigenous businesses and entrepreneurs to support and encourage their participation in federal procurement and bidding on Indigenous opportunities


Help us shape the event by emailing any questions you have before December 6, 2023, to: tpsgc.pasacontario-appacontario.pwgsc@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca 


Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement and Overview of Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS)
December 19, 2023 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Toronto — Virtual | Webinar
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Toronto, ON - Join Procurement Assistance Canada-Ontario Region for a special webinar session on Mythbusting Federal Government Procurement and the Innovation for Defence, Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program.


Did you know that the Government of Canada buys $15-20 billion worth of goods and services each year? Do you think they only buy from big companies? Would you be surprised to learn that many of these contracts are awarded to small businesses in Canada? Let us help you decide if selling to the Government of Canada is appropriate for you.


Canada’s defence policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged commits to $1.6 billion of investment in innovations for defence and security over the next 20 years. The Innovation for Defence Excellence and Security (IDEaS) program is looking for your solutions to help resolve defence and security challenges. IDEaS will support the development of solutions from their conceptual stage, through prototype testing and capability development.




Competition Bureau of Canada and Federal Procurement Partnered Drop – in Café
January 23, 2024 | 10:00 am to 11:00 am | Toronto — Virtual | Meeting
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Toronto, Ontario – Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) Ontario Region in partnership with Competition Bureau Canada (CBC) is hosting a virtual drop-in Cafe on the federal procurement process on January 23, 2024 from 10:00 to 11:00. The Government of Canada believes that competition in the buying process brings the best value for money to Canadians, and CBC protects and promotes competition for the benefit of Canadian consumers and businesses.


Drop in to ask us your questions about the CBC and the federal process


To register for this FREE event, please fill in your personal information below.

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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