Social Purchasing Partnerships

Make an impact with your purchasing today. Our partnerships can help in any stage of your social procurement journey as you connect with social enterprises across Canada.

Businesses

We can work together to examine your operations and supply chain.
Identify opportunities to maximize social value through existing procurement decisions.

 

Non-Profits

Non-Profits are already purpose driven to create social value.
Practice social procurement or buy from social enterprises to create even greater social value.

 

Government & Institutions

Learn how to integrate your procurement objectives to meet your social goals and priorities, without having to adjust the budget.

Social Purchasing Partnerships

Social procurement is a tool for building healthy communities while ensuring your organization gets best value for its money.

Buy Social Canada is excited to recognize and work with your organization to support you in your social procurement journey and connect you with social enterprise suppliers across Canada.

“If just a small fraction, for example 5%, of what the public and private sectors currently spend on procuring goods and services was directed to social enterprise businesses, that collective buying power will build dynamic local economies and create more inclusive communities.” Elizabeth Chick-Blount, Executive Director of Buy Social Canada.

It’s never been easier to buy social – Buy Social Canada can show you how.

Become a Buy Social Leader, learn and implement as a Social Purchasing Partner or Engage Member, or design your own Buy Social Journey.

Become a Social Purchasing Partner

Benefits

Join a growing social impact network

Connect with like-minded, mission-driven businesses that lead in social procurement practices and contribute to healthy community building.

Improve your business performance

Research shows that businesses who align their operational practices with community and employee values tend to financially outperform their competitors.

Analyze your impact & tell your story

Assess your impact and identify opportunities to improve with the support of our partner supply chain experts. Participate in our case studies and showcase your business’ social impact.

Be a leader in advancing equity, diversity and inclusion

Your business has a responsibility to the community you work and operate in. Buying from social enterprise is a simple way to give back, contribute to the local economy and help build sustainable and healthy communities.

Stand out from your competitors

Partnership provides a meaningful social value differentiator that helps your business stand out in diverse and competitive marketplaces.

Access exclusive learning and networking opportunities

Join exclusive quarterly Social Purchasing Partner Learning sessions to hear from guest speakers and network and share learnings with fellow social purchasers.

Enhance supplier diversity

Access a list of Certified Social Enterprises to add to your diverse supplier program. Diverse-owned businesses may play a key role in your social procurement program, and social enterprises can be a part of supplier diversity.

Save money and access tools and resources

Receive discounted consulting rates from our strategic partners to support you in developing a social procurement framework or policy. Access webinars and other key tools and resources for free.

Design your Buy Social Journey

Each organization is unique with a different starting point, set of objectives and procurement processes in which social procurement can be implemented. The following services combined provide a complete package through initial learning and engagement, review and analysis of baselines, design, and implementation of social procurement. These services are available individually priced, to allow you to design a tailored package. In addition to custom services, Social Purchasing Partners also get exclusive access to quarterly learning and networking opportunities for their staff.

Join us as a Social Purchasing Partner and design your own Buy Social Journey.

Design your Buy Social Journey

Engage Member Package

The Engage Member Package is a low-cost, high-value option for organizations of any size to get started with social procurement or to maintain connection to evolving best practices.

Become an Engage Member and you’ll get:
  • A 1-hour introduction to social procurement webinar
  • 1 spot in the Social Procurement Professional Certificate 8 hour course
  • Access to exclusive quarterly Social Purchasing Partner learning events
  • Membership in the National Community of Practice

Cost: $3000 annually

 

 

  • Access to the Vancouver or Toronto Social Procurement Roundtables
  • Opportunity matching to Certified Social Enterprises
  • Recognition as a Social Purchasing Partner
  • 5 hours of consulting support
Engage Member Package Details

Buy Social Leaders

Buy Social Leaders catalyze the movement towards a social value marketplace by leading social procurement implementation across Canada.

Buy Social Leaders are committed to driving social procurement within their organization and across their sectors. That commitment can be seen in each unique Buy Social Pledge and the Buy Social Leaders’ efforts to increase social procurement activity and knowledge. They work with Buy Social Canada on advocacy, capacity building and connections to other change makers.

If you would like to be recognized and supported as a social procurement leader, connect with Buy Social Canada to co-design your tailored membership package.

Contact us to learn more
Buy Social Leader: SAP