CSCSC e-Newsletter

April 26, 2013

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Council News

Annual General Meeting: June 10
The Council's AGM will take place on Monday, June 10 at 1:00 pm Eastern time in Mississauga, Ont. Members will be able to attend in person or by teleconference. Further information about the meeting will be posted when available at, and included in the May newsletter.
The one-hour meeting will be followed immediately by a special meeting of members at which by-law revisions will be presented for a vote. The revisions respond to requirements of the new Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act, which will become effective as of October 17, 2014.
If you have questions about the meeting, please contact

Signage Available for Events
The Council has distributed banner signs across the country for use by anyone participating in a career-awareness or industry event. Signs are available in:
  • Vancouver
  • Calgary
  • Winnipeg
  • Southwestern Ontario
  • Greater Toronto Area
  • Montreal (French sign)
  • Moncton (French and English signs)
If you'd like to borrow a sign, contact You would be responsible for any expenses related to shipping a sign to and from the organization that holds it.

Need Volunteers?
The Council maintains lists of people working in the supply chain across Canada who are interested in using their expertise to:
  • Volunteer in supply chain roles with non-profit organizations
  • Mentor less-experienced colleagues
  • Share information about supply chain work at career fairs
  • Make presentations to all kinds of audiences, including at schools
  • Connect with schools in their areas to build industry/education linkages, enhance programming, and so on
To either connect with someone for one of these purposes or to join a list, contact Kim Biggar, at

Association News

Purchasing Management Association of Canada / Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada
Intent to Amalgamate, Subject to Member Approval

With the support of their respective boards of directors, The Purchasing Management Association of Canada (PMAC) and Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada (SCL) have announced their intent to merge operations. The new organization would be the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA).
The amalgamation is subject to the approval of both associations’ memberships. PMAC and SCL will hold votes at their Annual General Meetings, both to be held on June 12. If approved, members of the two organizations would become members of SCMA on September 3.

SCMA would retain the best of both associations, including local events, a focus on research, an annual national conference and an annual student case competition, which would become a national event. Through its 10 provincial and territorial Institutes, SCMA would continue to grant the Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP) designation, provide tactical training through the Supply Management Training program, engage in peer-to-peer education and provide forums for industry networking.

Calgary Logistics Council
The Calgary Logistics Council is once again supporting logistics education in Calgary. At a golf tournament held at D’Arcy Ranch on June 3, the CLC will raise money to provide two $1,000 scholarships to students in the supply chain/logistics programs at Mount Royal University and SAIT Polytechnic.
You can support the cause by signing up to play or making a donation: Click here or go to the CLC website, at, to do so.

York University Supply Chain Survey

Dr. David Doorey, an associate professor of law and corporate social responsibility at York University in Toronto, is conducting an anonymous research project to gauge the perceptions and experiences of supply chain management professionals relating to risk and corporate codes of conduct. The 10-to-15-minute survey asks about participants' experience and perceptions with regard to these topics.
If you have any questions about the survey or the project, please contact Dr. Doorey directly. His contact information appears on the cover page of the survey.

Website Links


Coming Events

Aboriginal Human Resource Council, Inclusion Works 13 – National Aboriginal Recruitment Fair, April 29 to May 1, Saskatoon, Sask.

Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association, eManifest Strategic Business Planning
May 1: Montreal
June 5: Toronto

I.E.Canada, Webinars: Customs Valuation and Transfer Pricing Series
May 2: Customs Valuation & Transfer Pricing: Comparing Canadian and U.S. Interpretations

Alberta Institute of Purchasing Management Association of Canada, Global Sourcing: Understanding Issues, Success & Trends
May 6 and 7: Calgary, Alta.
May 9 and 10: Edmonton, Alta.

National Education Consulting Inc., Public Sector Procurement Program (PSPP) 203: Managing and Evaluation, May 9 and 10, Halifax, N.S.

Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada and Canadian Industrial Transportation Association, Supply Chain Canada, May 14 and 15, Mississauga, Ont.
Women in Supply Chain, The Van Horne Institute, Celebrate! Women in Supply Chain Networking Dinner, May 29, Calgary, Alta.
Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada, SmartWay Information Sessions
June 4: Cornwall, Ont.
June 6: Calgary, Alta.

National Education Consulting Inc., Public Sector Procurement Program (PSPP) 202: Solicitation and Award
June 4 and 5: Burnaby, B.C.
June 10 and 11: Halifax, N.S.
Purchasing Management Association of Canada, 88th Annual National Conference: Capitalizing on Supply Chain Solutions, June 12 to 14, Ottawa, Ont.
Always up-to-date in our online event listing. See events outside of Canada.

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