Social Procurement Value Proposition

This project aims to develop a tool for cities and municipalities to use to negotiate and evaluate how large real estate development projects coming into communities, especially vulnerable neighbourhoods, can provide benefits back to that community. The specific focus of these benefits is on providing work and training opportunities for local residents, as well as purchasing from local small businesses (called social enterprises) already focused on employing local residents who face a variety of challenges to getting and keeping a traditional 9 to 5 job. This project will also gather academic research and local success stories to share existing knowledge on these agreements with developers, as well as on purchasing from social enterprises, with the broader public.

Intern: 
Nicole Hanbury
Faculty Supervisor: 
Nancy Olewiler
Province: 
British Columbia
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