Fostering Inclusivity: Peel Region introduces Supply Chain Diversity program 

Peel Region is proud to announce its Supply Chain Diversity pilot program aimed at ensuring diverse suppliers have access to procurement opportunities in Peel. A diverse supplier is a business that is at least 51% owned, operated, and controlled by individuals from underrepresented or underserved groups.  


This supply chain program reflects Peel’s steadfast commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by embedding diversity in their operations and removing systemic barriers that have historically limited opportunities to some suppliers. The program was created in consultation with municipalities delivering similar programs and is open to select Invitational Request for Quotation (RFQ) projects which cost between $25,000 and $100,000.  


To participate in the program, suppliers must be certified as a Diverse Supplier through established non-profit supplier certification organizations. By partnering with these certification organizations, Peel aims to ensure that diverse businesses are well-represented in the procurement process.  


Suppliers who wish to be certified are encouraged to contact the respective certification organization directly. The Supply Chain Diversity web page lists examples of non-profit supplier certification organizations. Certified suppliers who wish to learn more about this program can visit Peel Region’s procurement portal.