Rosemarie Powell

  • published Registration in Creating Opportunities Summit 2018 2018-01-01 14:01:07 -0500

    Registration COS 2018


    RSVP now for your Community Benefits Creating Opportunities Summit 2018 early bird ticket before January 26 and save $10 off the regular rate; $75 (summit) and $35 (dinner celebration) per person. Save the processing fees and pay by cheque or email money transfer. RSVP below then download, complete and return payment form HERE.

    Please note:

    • All cheques must be processed by February 23, 2018, after which there is no refunds.
    • For your convenience, you may also pay by credit card HERE.
    • Volunteer, student and group rates also available. See all ticket prices below.
    • You are not required to attend the full summit to participate in the FREE bus tour.
    • Opportunities available for sponsors, vendors and exhibitors.

    For more information, contact

    March 23, 2018 at 12pm - March 24, 2018 at 4pm
    Osgoode Hall Law School
    4700 Keele St
    Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
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    $65.00 CAD · rsvp

  • published Creating Opportunities Summit 2018 in Events 2017-12-21 23:50:05 -0500


    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:


  • published Report your Progress in Get Involved 2017-11-03 15:32:02 -0400

    Monthly Check-In on Progress

    As a registered participant in the Community Benefits Program, please take a few minutes to answer this short survey on a monthly basis. This helps us to track the outcomes of the program over time and help us better support you in overcoming any major challenges you are experiencing as you navigate the process.

    If you are not already registered in our system, please register HERE.

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  • Job Posting: Community Engagement Manager


    Full Time 35 Hrs/Wk, 6 Month Contract

    Application Deadline: July 31, 2017


    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community Engagement Manager is primarily responsible for planning, developing, implementing and monitoring TCBNs community engagement strategy. The focus is on increasing the capacity of the community-labour Coalition for effective engagement with our membership, stakeholders and the general public on community benefits. Additionally, the Manager is responsible for member relations, including outreach, recruitment and retention. The Manager may provide some assistance with identifying and garnering resources to support the Coalition’s work, primarily in the area of community engagement and communications. In so doing, he or she will develop strong working relationships with TCBN members, partners and other stakeholders all while documenting the model and progress with the work in view of transferring knowledge to all stakeholders.

    Download job posting here.

  • Job Posting: Community Organizer in Training


    Full time Contract TBD Based on Eligibility

    Application Deadline: Ongoing Until Filled


    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community Benefits Organizer is primarily responsible for campaign administration and coordination, event planning and coordination, information and awareness on community benefits, resident engagement and monitoring and reporting. Among other responsibilities, he or she will be primarily responsible for working in coordination with the TCBN staff to assist TCBN member organizations and local groups in organizing awareness programs, training, campaigns and events such as workshops, forums, tours, story slams, on community benefits and present monthly progress reports. Download job posting here.

  • published Ready to Build in Home 2017-04-21 17:00:34 -0400

    Ready to Build?

    Access jobs and opportunities created through Community Benefits Agreements

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  • published Ready to Build Link in Ready to Build 2017-04-21 16:59:55 -0400

  • published CBA Programs 2017-01-11 15:14:57 -0500

  • published Map of CBA Opportunities in Info Centre 2017-01-09 13:17:12 -0500

  • Uniting unemployed youths with the trades

    Divaldo Miguel admits it was a struggle to make ends meet before he became a cement finisher. With only a high school education, the 29-year-old father of three cycled between periods of unemployment and stints at minimum wage jobs with no benefits. “I’m not gonna lie, it was tough,” he says. “I wanted to work, but there was nothing solid out there.” Read more...


  • signed up on Get Involved 2018-01-04 12:04:53 -0500

    Help Build the Movement

    Reasons to Get Involved

    • Get breaking news about community benefits in Toronto
    • Learn about jobs and opportunities in the construction industry for minorities and women
    • Get accurate and up to date information about the process to access jobs and opportunities created through community benefits
    • Help build a more inclusive economy and a more sustainable city!
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  • published Milestones 2016-10-18 16:55:24 -0400

  • published Iron Workers 2016-09-23 12:20:28 -0400

    Opportunity for Iron Workers and General Labourers

    One of our Union partners, Ironworkers Local 721, has reserved a number of seats in its trade school intake for candidates coming through the #CommunityBenefits stream. 

    To qualify, you need to come in to TCBN Offices at 15 Gervais St. on Tuesday, November 1st 2016 at 11am to register. When you register, we will share Exam Prep material with you. You must also be available to take the entrance exam on November 4th at 8am at their Local offices near Kipling subway. Are you interested? Please fill out the form below.

    The Ironworker apprenticeship consists of a 6,000 hour contract of apprenticeship between the Local Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprentice and is duly registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Please do not contact Local 721 directly for this opportunity as they have a separate intake process.

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  • published Resident Survey 2016-10-03 13:36:47 -0400

    Toronto Community Benefits Network Survey

    Thank you for having participated in our resident engagement process for the Eglinton Crosstown, an effort by the Toronto Community Benefits Network and its partners to coordinate the existing employment services system to support residents to access the construction and professional, technical and administrative jobs that stem from this Metrolinx transit project. 

    The TCBN is going through a strategic planning process and would like your feedback about your experience and your advice for as we continue our efforts to negotiate on your behalf.

    Take the survey