Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) are contractual agreements between community organizations and infrastructure or real estate developers, requiring them to provide jobs, social procurement, neighbourhood and environmental improvements, including housing and other benefits to the community. TCBN has negotiated a Community Benefits Framework with Metrolinx for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Finch LRT and others are on the way.

TCBN has teamed up this year March 23rd and 24th with York University Osgoode Hall School and the DUKE Heights BIA to bring you this year's Creating Opportunities Summit, exclusively focused on Community Benefits.

  • Day 1: Friday, March 23, 2018 from 12noon to 8pm at Osgoode Hall Law School, Address: York University, 4700 Keele St, North York, ON M3J 1P3
  • Day 2: Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 8:30am to 5pm at University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Address: 78 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5

The purpose of the Creating Opportunities Summit is to explore local, regional and national economic development issues in Canada. The focus is on strategies, initiatives and policies that can create opportunities for economic prosperity and remove barriers to inclusion for disadvantaged and underserved communities, and particularly for youth seeking educational and employment opportunities. The Summit also seeks to celebrate the best examples we have across the country for furthering social and economic development and prosperity. CBAs are emerging as a leading innovation to achieve this goal.

This year's Summit brings together leaders of Toronto area coalitions to share experiences and learn from provincial, national and international experts. It is also the TCBN Coalition’s premier event bringing together over eighty members, partners, and elected officials from across the province to share and learn from each other and our communities.

Summit organized in partnership with: