March 24th at 12pm: Academic Poster Presentations

Location: University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Duration: from 12pm to 5pm

The concept of Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) is finally starting to take roots in Ontario. The Community Benefits Framework signed between the Toronto Community Benefits Network and Metrolinx has just completed its first year of implementation with significant achievements to note. It is a model that partners want to see replicated in all major infrastructure and urban development projects in Canada.

While this Project is in its early stages of development, CBAs is not a new concept. CBAs and different variations of CBAs have been successfully used in Canada and North America to create jobs and opportunities for underrepresented groups. This poster presentation is meant to be a visual representation of research on community benefits sourced locally, nationally and internationally from researchers from a variety of academic backgrounds and perspectives. 

Do you have relevant research you could contribute to this summit? Submit your poster proposal to Natasha Allen at by Monday, February 12, 2018 at 11:59 pm. We ask that you summarize your research into clear topics and themes and provide any relevant images or graphs that can help to convey your message. Your data should be clear, concise and to the point. With the content you provide, we will prepare a poster for you that will inspire our audience to explore and create ways to dismantle economic barriers. To learn more, download poster guidelines HERE.