Wood Buffalo Becomes Alberta's First Buy Social Certified Municipality

Buy Social Canada recognizes Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) as Alberta’s first certified municipality

RMWB will use social purchasing to support Fort McMurray rebuild and to grow the region’s community economy

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), which includes Fort McMurray, is transforming its method of purchasing goods and services to proactively seek social and economic benefits for the region.

The Municipality is taking a more strategic approach to public procurement; seeking to leverage its current spend to achieve desirable and targeted social impacts such as: supporting the business community during the rebuilding phase, developing the capacity of social enterprise’s in the region and generating local employment opportunities. The framework, designed by social procurement consultant Sandra Hamilton[1], was approved in part to support regional economic development, to help improve small business opportunities and social enterprise access to government contracts.

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