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Voices of Industry: A Paradigm Shift in CBAs

July 21, 2022 @ 11:00 am 12:00 pm PDT

New research released on supporting apprenticeship and workforce diversity through community benefit agreements (CBAs)

Join this free Buy Social Canada webinar to learn about changing perspectives on Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs), and key takeaways from new research.

CBAs have seen a variety of construction industry responses, including an initial sector pushback to perceived issues of added costs and implementation inefficiencies. At the same time, segments of the construction industry welcomed CBAs as a means for engaging with community issues, improved project planning, and addressing industry needs to meet skilled labour demand.

As the number of social procurement practices and CBAs increase, the shared and common language and learning also evolves across government policy and construction sector practices. We may be witnessing an evolution of positive positions and attitudes of the construction sector regarding CBAs.

Register for free now to hear from industry experts about what this means for CBAs and workforce development in Canada.

Register for this webinar and you will learn:

  • Key takeaways from new CBA research
  • A deeper analysis of best practices for successful CBA implementation in your community
  • Insights from three case studies: City of Vancouver’s CBA Policy; Metrolinx CBA projects; and Comox Valley Regional District’s CEB Project

Presented by:

Elizabeth Chick-Blount

Executive Director, Buy Social Canada

Elizabeth coordinates and connects Buy Social Canada’s work with public and private sector purchasers including all levels of government, SAP and Chandos Construction, to design and implement Social Procurement and Community Benefit Agreement policies and practices. Elizabeth worked with the City of Vancouver on the development of the CBA implementation strategy and is currently working with PCL construction on the implementation of the CBA on the New St. Paul’s hospital development, Westbank and Peak Construction on the 150 West Georgia Street project, and Chandos Construction on the implementation of a voluntary CBA on the 1st & Clark project.

Other speakers TBA.

Join us at this webinar to share insights with an engaged community of practitioners.


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