Community Benefit Agreements

How can construction and infrastructure best create social value for communities?

Community Benefit Agreements

A Community Benefit Agreement (CBA) is a legally enforced agreement on construction, infrastructure and development projects for specific social value outcomes like hiring, training, or procurement that ensures projects enhance social, cultural, environmental, and economic opportunities for community.

Our tools and resources provide further insights into designing, implementing and succeeding in Community Benefit Agreements & Community Employment Benefits.

Key opportunity areas:
  • Employment
  • Skills and training
  • Social value in the supply chain
  • Community development
  • Infrastructure Canada Community Employment Benefits
  • City of Vancouver CBA Policy
  • City of Toronto CBA Framework
CBA Tools
Certified Social Enterprise: Embers

CBA Introduction Video

Learn about Community Benefit Agreements and hear from municipal and construction sector leaders, the CIty of Surrey and Chandos Construction.


Social Procurement in Construction: Community Benefit Agreements

Participants learn about the concepts of community benefit agreements (CBA) and an overview of the steps to integrate into the design, build and operations phases of development projects.

Suitable for:
  • Government teams
  • Developers, general contractors and sub-contractors
  • Community-based groups learning about or negotiating a CBA
  • Infrastructure Canada’s Community Employment Benefits Initiative
Suitable for:
  • Community Benefit Agreements Templates for Implementation
  • Community Employment Benefits Templates for Implementation
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Let’s create community benefits

We work with developers, governments and community to shape CBAs with impact