Supplier Diversity

Proud Member of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council

Proud Member of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council



Topnotch Employment Services Inc. is a certified minority supplier as evidenced by our stamp of approval from CAMSC.

Topnotch is an Equal Opportunity Employer and fully embraces and supports every effort to promote workplace diversity in Canada. We have recognized and experienced the enormous benefits that can be derived by employers embracing workplace diversity.

Topnotch has an open employment policy whereby any and all candidates have an equal opportunity to be employed, on the basis of their skills, qualification and experience. Some of the methods employed to attract candidates from diverse backgrounds include:

  • Networking with community groups
  • Open advertising policy, e.g. HRDC, Community newspapers and magazines
  • Liaising with community service organizations such as ACSESS, Microskills, among others.
Mr. Sawh is extremely committed to diversity in the workplace and with in the supply chain which includes not only women and people of color, but also to the people with disabilities who face many barriers to gaining employment and securing opportunities. As a result of championing this cause, Mr. Sawh was awarded 2011 Advocate of the Year for supplier diversity by the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Counsel and presented by Pepsi Canada. Mr. Sawh was also one of the first recipients of the Top 25 Immigrants Award in 2009 presented by RBC and the Canadian Immigrant Magazine, followed by receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award in 2014.

Diversity Plus Magazine Article (2011)

Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award (2009)

Sawh chairs the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council Supplier Input committee and the Markham Softball League, serves as vice-president of the Lakshmi Mandir in Mississauga and is a member of several other organizations, including the Guyana Canada Chamber of Commerce, the Guyana Awards Council and the Leaside Lions Club.

He remains motivated to be a coach, mentor and barrier breaker for immigrants trying to find employment in the Canadian workplace. Orrin Benn, president, Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council

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