Training

Equipping teams with the skills and knowledge to buy and sell with impact wherever you’re at in your journey.

Training for Purchasers
  • Social Procurement Introduction: What, Why and How
  • Social Procurement Implementation: Tools and Templates for Action
  • Social Procurement in Construction: Community Benefit Agreements
Training for Suppliers
  • Introduction to the SUPER Project
  • Procurement for Social Value Suppliers
  • Storytelling for Social Value Suppliers
Training Services Include

All social procurement training can be delivered as part of a Buy Social Canada consulting package, Social Purchasing Partnership or as a stand-alone. Packages and prices are tailored to your needs. For more information about training and consulting packages contact Tori

Social Procurement Introduction

Why, What & How

This training is an introduction to social procurement covering the why, what and how including the evolution of social procurement, key concepts and best practice examples.

Suitable for:
  • Anyone interested in learning about social procurement opportunities.
Accompanying Materials:
  • Guide to Social Procurement
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Certified Social Enterprise: East Van Roasters

Social Procurement Implementation

Tools and Templates for Action

This training introduces the key steps to take social procurement from a concept to an implemented practice. Topics covered include policy and goal alignment, opportunity identification processes, drafting social value RFx language, evaluation, and identifying contract and reporting metrics. This training is highly adaptable and can be tailored to cover specific topics including trade agreement thresholds and opportunities for government purchasers.

Suitable for:
  • Anyone involved in the design or implementation of social procurement.
Accompanying Materials:
  • Social Value Menu: Tools for Implementation for Goods and Services
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Certified Social Enterprise: EcoEquitable

Social Procurement in Construction

Community Benefit Agreements

Participants learn about the concepts of community benefit agreements (CBA) and an overview of the steps to integrate into the design, build and operations phases of development projects.

Suitable for:
  • Government teams
  • Developers, general contractors and sub-contractors
  • Community-based groups learning about or negotiating a CBA
  • Infrastructure Canada’s Community Employment Benefits Initiative
Accompanying Materials:
  • Community Benefit Agreements Templates for Implementation
  • Community Employment Benefits Templates for Implementation
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Certified Social Enterprise: Embers

Social Procurement Supplier Readiness

SUPER Project

A suite of tools, resources and training to elevate the capacity of social enterprises and social value suppliers to access procurement opportunities.

Suitable for:
  • Social enterprises or other businesses with a social value
  • With an interest in accessing social procurement opportunities
Accompanying Materials:
  • Supplier Guide to Social Procurement
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Certified Social Enterprise: The Raw Carrot

A SUPER Training Program

Procurement for Social Value Suppliers

Reach your procurement potential. At the end of this four-week, in-depth training you will finish the program with foundational tools to bid for contracts.

Topics that will be covered include finding opportunities, responding to bids and telling your social value story. Each week will comprise of a two-hour session hosted online.

The SUPER Project is funded by the department of Employment and Social Development Canada.

View the workshop brochure (pdf)

Is this training right for you?
  • You are a social value supplier.
  • You sell goods or services which can be bought by businesses, governments or institutions.
  • You are ready to learn about procurement and grow into opportunities for big contracts, and therefore big impact.
2021 cohorts
  • May 2021
  • June 2021
  • July 2021
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Certified Social Enterprise: East Van Roasters

A SUPER Training Program

Storytelling for Social Value Suppliers

Become an impactful storyteller.
This three-part, hands-on training will delve into the art and importance of storytelling through the unique lens of social value suppliers.
At the end of the workshop you will have developed a short video, using free online software, to share on your website or social media.

View the workshop brochure (pdf)

Is this training right for you?
  • You are a social value supplier.
  • You are engaged in communications activities at your business
  • You want to learn some simple tools to make easy videos and share your stories of impact
2021 cohorts
  • July 2021
  • October 2021
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Certified Social Enterprise: Embers

“Buy Social Canada did such an awesome job with this training program. You social value focus was clearly inherit in your pedagogy. Thank you!”

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Storytelling for Social Value Suppliers