Consulting

Supporting you to design and implement your social procurement.

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
  • Community Benefit Agreement
  • Infrastructure Canada’s Community Employment Benefits
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.

Procurement Analysis

A review of current spending to find social value opportunities in your supply chain, from social enterprises to local small- and medium-sized business

Strategic Planning

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

Implementation

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

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 Calgary

We designed the benefit driven procurement policy and we are now supporting the implementation of the policy to enhance the local social enterprise, diversity, and SME sector.

Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative

We are a partner in supporting 26 municipalities across Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast to work collaboratively to design and implement social procurement for rural and remote municipalities.

City of Vancouver

As the Community Benefit Agreement 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 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 their catering contract opportunities.

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.

“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.