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Storytelling for Social Value Suppliers – October Cohort Session 1

Become an impactful storyteller through the Buy Social Canada ‘Storytelling for Social Value Suppliers’ workshop. This three-part, hands-on training will delve into the art and importance of storytelling through the unique lens of social value suppliers. Discover how to utilize these skills for marketing, bidding, pitches, connecting with your ecosystem, and creating an impact.  “We are all […]

Purchasing Power: How can social procurement engage Indigenous businesses?

Are you interested in learning about economic reconciliation and supporting Indigenous businesses? Purchasing Power is a six part speaker series featuring several experts who are putting the principles of a social value marketplace into action, hosted by the British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative (BCSPI). In the first event of this speaker series, we look at how social […]

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Doing Business With Local Governments Implementing Social Procurement

The BC Social Procurement Initiative (BCSPI) launched province-wide in 2021, as an expansion of the successful Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative (CCSPI) that has been in operation since 2018. As BCSPI rolls out across the province, the municipal social procurement initiatives that become implemented provide an opportunity for local businesses to become suppliers. LOCO BC, Scale Collaborative, the BC Social Procurement Initiative and Buy […]

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Social Procurement Professional Certificate — October/November Cohort Session 1

This certificate program has been developed to provide both private and public sector participants with in-depth knowledge of the fundamental components of social procurement success; how to create a social value culture within your organization; steps needed to develop Social Procurement policy; and how to implement social procurement practices into your current RFx processes, to […]

Storytelling for Social Value Suppliers – October Cohort Session 2

Become an impactful storyteller through the Buy Social Canada ‘Storytelling for Social Value Suppliers’ workshop. This three-part, hands-on training will delve into the art and importance of storytelling through the unique lens of social value suppliers. Discover how to utilize these skills for marketing, bidding, pitches, connecting with your ecosystem, and creating an impact.  “We are all […]

Social Procurement Professional Certificate — October/November Cohort Session 2

This certificate program has been developed to provide both private and public sector participants with in-depth knowledge of the fundamental components of social procurement success; how to create a social value culture within your organization; steps needed to develop Social Procurement policy; and how to implement social procurement practices into your current RFx processes, to […]

Storytelling for Social Value Suppliers – October Cohort Session 3

Become an impactful storyteller through the Buy Social Canada ‘Storytelling for Social Value Suppliers’ workshop. This three-part, hands-on training will delve into the art and importance of storytelling through the unique lens of social value suppliers. Discover how to utilize these skills for marketing, bidding, pitches, connecting with your ecosystem, and creating an impact.  “We are all […]

Social Procurement Professional Certificate — October/November Cohort Session 3

This certificate program has been developed to provide both private and public sector participants with in-depth knowledge of the fundamental components of social procurement success; how to create a social value culture within your organization; steps needed to develop Social Procurement policy; and how to implement social procurement practices into your current RFx processes, to […]

Purchasing Power: How can social procurement support my local economy?

Are you interested in learning about creating healthy local economies? Purchasing Power is a six part speaker series featuring several leaders who are putting the principles of a social value marketplace into action, hosted by the British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative (BCSPI). In this event, we look at how social procurement can support local economies. Kristi […]

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Social Procurement Professional Certificate — October/November Cohort Session 4

This certificate program has been developed to provide both private and public sector participants with in-depth knowledge of the fundamental components of social procurement success; how to create a social value culture within your organization; steps needed to develop Social Procurement policy; and how to implement social procurement practices into your current RFx processes, to […]

Purchasing Power: How can social procurement increase food security?

Are you interested in learning about how to increase food security for your community? Purchasing Power is a six part speaker series featuring several experts who are putting the principles of a social value marketplace into action, hosted by the British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative (BCSPI). In this event, we look at how social procurement can support […]

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Purchasing Power: How can social procurement support diversity and inclusion?

Are you interested in learning how to support equity in your community and work towards your diversity and inclusion goals? Purchasing Power is a six part speaker series featuring several experts who are putting the principles of a social value marketplace into action, hosted by the British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative (BCSPI). In this event, we look […]

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