Consulting

In-depth expertise from social procurement leaders to design and implement your social procurement program.

Consulting services include
  • Strategic assistance in the development of a social procurement policy
  • Supply chain analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement and change management
  • Implementation support: Staff training, networking, and tools for measuring outcomes
  • Procurement strategy consulting
  • Community Benefit Agreements design and third-party monitoring
You will have access to
  • A trusted network of social enterprises including Buy Social Canada Certified Social Enterprises
  • Best practice social procurement tools and resources
  • A team with decades of proven experience in social procurement
  • A network of diverse experts located throughout Canada

What to expect

Our Approach

Working in collaboration with your organization and our industry-leading strategic partners, we will design a package that meets your social procurement goals.

Strategic Planning

Guide the direction of your social procurement with a selection of objectives that are aligned with your organizational goals.

Engagement

Work with stakeholder groups and departments to ensure what is designed will be supported and useful.

Implementation

Putting a social procurement policy into practice is key to creating impact. This includes integrating processes, reporting tools, communications and guiding change management.

Tools and Measurement

Based on your goals, a wide variety of tested procurement tools can be customized for your context.

Continual Support

As your social procurement activities change and grow over time we can continue to work together to help achieve your goals.

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Project Portfolio

Our project expertise and delivery is founded on working with a diverse group of clients to achieve community goals.

City of Winnipeg

We conducted extensive external engagement to develop the Sustainable Procurement Action Plan and we are now leading the 3-year implementation.

British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative

We are a partner in supporting over 44 local governments and institutions across British Columbia to work collaboratively to design and implement social procurement for rural and remote municipalities.

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

We are working to develop and implement the Social Procurement Program. We are also supporting the municipality to develop an Indigenous Procurement Strategy.

City of Vancouver

As the Community Benefit Agreements Implementation Partner we designed the social value outcome definitions, community and industry engagement process, data collection tools, standards for metrics, and the evaluation and reporting protocols.

City of Peterborough

We are supporting the City of Peterborough to develop their social procurement policy and implementation plan.

Government of British Columbia

We worked with Citizens Services to create a new government-wide Social Value Menu and set of tools to support with social procurement implementation that can help to achieve government mandates and goals.

PCL Construction

We are the Independent Third Party Monitor on the New St. Paul’s Hospital. Our work includes monitoring and measuring outcomes and supporting connections to create community benefits.

Chandos Construction

We are collaborating with Chandos to integrate social enterprises into the construction industry supply chain.

United Way GTA

We are collaborating with United Way of Greater Toronto area to enhance social procurement opportunities for social enterprises across the region.

City of Lethbridge

We worked with the City of Lethbridge to explore a Benefits-Driven Procurement Program.

City of Calgary

We designed the City’s social procurement policy and supported the implementation of the policy to enhance the local social enterprise, diversity, and SME sector.

City of Surrey

We designed the social procurement guide and implementation framework for the Infrastructure Canada Community Employment Benefits for the Coastal Floodplain Adaptation Projects.

Simon Fraser University

We supported the inclusion of social enterprise and Indigenous owned suppliers into Simon Fraser University’s catering contract opportunities.

“The Buy Social Canada team is amazing. You have the entire team at your disposal, all their tools, all their knowledge. They want to help. They pride themselves on making sure that corporates, just like social enterprises, have what they need to succeed.”

Stephen Young
SAP

“They helped our organization understand aspects of the social enterprise landscape in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, BC, and to plan our own social procurement policy that was fair, mission driven, and satisfied our due diligence.”

Thomas Bevan
312 Main Community

“We really appreciated you taking the time to meet – and all the support that Buy Social Canada has been providing to the Binners’ Project. We left feeling energized and with a concrete idea on how to develop a solid sorting pilot.”

Anna Godefroy
Binners’ Project

Our Consulting Network

We collaborate with our trusted consultants across Canada bringing local, community based knowledge and specialized expertise to support the delivery of our work.