In the Spring of 2016, Marissa Willcox worked for Buy Social Canada as the Information and Services Coordinator to support awareness on social purchasing. Here's an excerpt from a piece she wrote about social procurement in The Ubyssey:
"How can a person spend five years learning about how the social world works, but never be able to apply this knowledge to a career choice? Sure, there’s always research. But how was that going to change the immediate deteriorating and unequal job market? This disconnect is what led me to Buy Social Canada. A campaign aimed at creating a social-value marketplace by raising awareness and growing the local united body of social enterprises."
Read the rest of the article here: http://www.ubyssey.ca/opinion/social-purchasing/