Upcoming Mentor Advisory Forums

Our Mentor Advisory Forums are a quick, easy way to learn about a specific business topic by getting your questions answered. To participate, register online and you will receive an email asking you to send in your questions, concerns, or challenges on this topic, then join us by phone.

Believe it or Not - Your Business could Sell Goods and Services to the Military

Tuesday August 18, 10:00am to 11:00 am (PST)

Did you know that there are both Direct and indirect ways to sell to the Canadian Military? Even if your business is a hair salon, cleaning company or you sell artwork, there is an opportunity for you to explore new markets within the Government of Canada!

During this session you will learn:

  • The different ways that you can sell your goods and services, whatever they may be, to the Canadian Armed Forces;
  • How you can get on the tender list through direct procurement;
  • About advertising your goods and services in the military newspaper or to military personal organizations; and
  • About the Build in Canada Innovation Program

Join us for this FREE interactive phone-in session to get tips and advice from a panel of experts who work with small to medium enterprises.

About the Build in Canada Innovation Program

Created to strengthen innovation in Canada's business sector, the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) helps companies bridge the pre-commercialization gap by procuring and testing late stage innovative goods and services within the federal government before taking them to market by:

  • Awarding contracts to entrepreneurs with the pre-commercial innovations through an open, transparent, competitive and fair procurement process.
  • Testing and providing feedback to these entrepreneurs on the performance of their goods or services.
  • Providing innovators with the opportunity to enter the marketplace wiht a successful application of their new goods or services.
  • Providing information on how to do business with the Government of Canada.

Women and Men Welcome!

Facilitator: Dawn McCooey, Skills Development Manager, Women's Enterprise Centre


  • Kassandra Westman, Supply Officer, Public Works and Government Services Canada
  • Tara Hartley, Office of Small and Medium Enterprises, Public Works and Government Services Canada


Save the date for upcoming Mentor Advisory Forums (topics TBC):

  • Spetember 15th, 2015




Funding provided by the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

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