TO2015 is committed to embracing diversity and celebrating the rich multiculturalism that make up the city of Toronto and the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Opportunities for diverse supplier involvement and the resulting economic impact of these opportunities is an important consideration to the overall success of the Games.
TO2015 will also continue to seek out and use social enterprises within the Greater Golden Horseshoe region where it can.
Social enterprises are businesses owned by non-profit organizations that are directly involved in the production and/or selling of goods and services for the blended purpose of generating income and achieving social, cultural, and/or environmental aims. Social enterprises are one more tool for non-profits to use to meet their mission to contribute to healthy communities. ~Social Enterprise Council of Canada
Providing social enterprises with the information required to actively seek out and compete for TO2015 business opportunities mirrors the approach that TO2015 is taking regarding supplier diversity.