NEWS RELEASE: January 8, 2020


OTTAWA, ON (Jan. 8) – Winston Wilmont’s journey as a supplier of choice to purpose-driven organizations that want to change the world for the better today takes a major step forward.

The bilingual, Ottawa-based public affairs consultancy is now certified by Canadian Gay Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (CGLCC) as a diverse-owned business.

This designation, styled as LGBT+ Business Enterprise, opens several important avenues for growth for Winston Wilmont:

  • Some of North America’s largest and most iconic companies and organizations understand the social and economic value of diversity in all its forms, including supplier diversity.
  • Leaders in this field have formalized procurement policies that mandate buying products and services from companies run by traditionally under-represented groups, including sexual minorities.
  • Some even incorporate these goals into performance objectives for procurement employees.

This certification tells leading, diversity-minded organizations that Winston Wilmont’s fundamentals are solid and that its ownership and structure can meet diversity procurement targets for parts of their supply chains.

CHRIS DAY, President, Winston-Wilmont, Inc.

The certification process is a rigorous one, and deliberately so. Winston Wilmont has been working with the CGLCC and its third-party assessment specialist toward this goal over recent months.


Winston-Wilmont, Inc. is a bilingual, boutique consultancy specializing in integrated marketing communications, public relations and issues management, government and regulatory affairs, and event management and support. Founded by Chris Day in 2016, Winston Wilmont benefits from his extensive executive-level experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Chris has worked in and/or travelled to 77 countries on six continents (including work with both foreign affairs and immigration as a senior government advisor) and as such he forged deep connections around the world. Based in Canada’s capital city, Winston Wilmont has the knowledge and expertise to help global clients find success however they define it. Winston Wilmont adds value at every client interaction as part of its brand promise. A member of Ottawa Tourism, Winston Wilmont’s Live Local and  Capital Concierge business lines operate at the intersection or business and leisure travel, with a focus on forging meaningful connections and creating memorable experiences.


For more information, please contact Chris Day at or leave a reply below.

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