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ResourceJul 18th, 2024

New Buy with Impact 2023 Snapshot shares data and stories of social procurement progress in Canada

The progress of social procurement across Canada is unprecedented and encouraging. People and organizations are working together to add value to procurement in multiple ways; through social procurement, Indigenous procurement, […]

ResourceMay 16th, 2024

New Community Benefits in Construction: Mandate, Design and Implement Guide

We’re thrilled to launch a new free resource, the Community Benefits in Construction: Mandate, Design and Implement Guide. The Guide shares best practices for including community benefits in construction, infrastructure, […]

ResourceMay 6th, 2024

Six steps to social acquisition

A social acquisition is the process by which a conventional enterprise is acquired and restructured into a social enterprise or other form of social purpose organization. This literature review on social […]

ResourceSep 11th, 2023

Book Chapter: Achieving the UN SDGs Through the Integration of Social Procurement in Construction Projects

This chapter, written by Buy Social Canada team members David LePage and Emma Renaerts, is an excerpt from the book “The Role of Design, Construction, and Real Estate in Advancing […]

ResourceAug 30th, 2022

Factsheets summarize social procurement research in the Australian Construction Sector

Read insightful and snappy factsheets summarizing recent international peer-reviewed research lead by University of Technology Sydney (UTS), shared by our esteemed colleague Martin Loosemore. Martin Loosemore is Distinguished Professor of […]

ResourceApr 4th, 2022

Learn the skills to buy and sell with impact with Buy Social Canada training courses

Together we are redefining how goods and services are bought and sold. Education is a critical tool as we work to embed social value and transform our purchasing. Buy Social […]

ResourceJul 20th, 2021

Exploring Community Wealth Building Through Social Procurement in Ontario — Final Report

Throughout Ontario, social procurement is contributing towards the creation of inclusive, vibrant and healthy communities. This report recaps a five-part knowledge series that examined the Ontario social procurement ecosystem – social enterprises as suppliers, social […]

ResourceMar 31st, 2021

Social Value Menu for Goods and Services

The latest in the Social Value Menu series features templates for social procurement implementation for goods and services. This Social Value Menu will help you design, evaluate and implement the […]

ResourceMar 24th, 2021

Guide to Social Procurement in Construction and Infrastructure Projects

Just released, a new tool to apply social procurement to various construction models. In the Guide to Social Procurement in Construction and Infrastructure Projects we outline a path to increase […]

ResourceMar 2nd, 2021

Downtown Eastside Social Enterprise Impact Report 2020

The 28 social enterprises surveyed were all impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. Some closed for good while others pivoted and prospered This year has revealed the ability for the social […]

ResourceMay 26th, 2020

New Tools for Community Employment Benefit and Community Benefit Agreement Implementation

Just released, the updated Buy Social Canada Social Value Menu now has two new versions: Community Benefit Agreements and Community Employment Benefits. Both are available for free to download now. […]