SONAMI, CBCC partner to diversify Black Canadian-owned businesses

The Southern Ontario Network for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation (SONAMI)–a network led by Niagara College that includes 11 postsecondary institutions–has formed an ecosystem partnership with the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC). This partnership aims to support Black-owned companies in the Canadian manufacturing industry by connecting CBCC members to Ontario manufacturers; hosting events; offering mentorship and procurement opportunities; and developing collaborative supplier diversity initiatives. The partners will especially work together in advanced manufacturing and technologies, clean-tech, automotive, aerospace, energy systems, and the food processing sectors.