Order in Council Appointee, 2015-2021
Member, Governance & Human Resources Committee
Cassandra Dorrington is currently the President of the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to the economic empowerment of Aboriginal and visible minority communities through business development and employment. Its mandate is to identify and certify Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses, and facilitate their access into the supply chain of major corporations in Canada. Ms. Dorrington was formerly the president and owner of Vale & Associates Human Resources Management and Consulting Inc., a company specializing in providing human resources management and consulting services to public and private clients nationally and internationally. From 2001-2004, she worked with Deloitte as part of their people practice.
Building on her national and international work linking SMEs to procurement professionals, Ms. Dorrington sits on the National Advisory Committee for the PSPC, and is a founding member of both Supplier Diversity Alliance Canada (SDCA) and Global Supplier Diversity Alliance (GSDA) to facilitate collaboration and connection while driving a more inclusive procurement. In addition to sitting on Dalhousie University's Board of Governors, Cassandra also sits on the Black Business Enterprise Board as past Chair and is currently a member of the departmental Audit Committee for the federal department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
Cassandra's past interests have included Chair of CPA Canada, member of Saint Mary's Business School Advisory Board, Mount Saint Vincent University Board of Governors, Treasurer of the Atlantic Provinces Chamber of Commerce, and Treasurer of Techsploration (an organization that works to promote young women in non-traditional roles in trades and technologies). A graduate of Saint Mary's University Executive MBA Program, Ms. Dorrington also holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a CMA/CPA designation.