The Community Benefit Network is a co-creative process where stakeholders including the City of Vancouver social policy and planning staff, inner city community members, businesses, and developers work together to determine and implement benefits for and articulated by the community on any new development projects in Vancouver's inner city neighbourhoods.
The working group hosted a CBA Information Seminar in March 2018, to involve the broader public in a discussion on community benefit agreements and explored what a 'CBA' actually is, what the opportunities and challenges of a CBA are, and what are the myths. Check out our Report Brief from this event.
The working group is planning to organize more information and learning workshops for the broader public now that the City of Vancouver has passed an official CBA Policy.
The Social Procurement Roundtable convenes anchor institutions, City of Vancouver staff, Federal Government representatives, social enterprises, and the Mayor of Victoria to share best-practices and inform Municipal, Provincial, and Federal social procurement policy development and application.