Linked here is TCBN'S Formal Response to Executive Committee.
Thanks to significant organizing by the community and leadership from the Province, Toronto was the first city in Canada to have a signed Community Benefits Framework obligating a contractor to provide jobs and opportunities for social enterprise and neighbourhood and environmental improvements for the community.
Unfortunately, the City report planned for THIS fall 2017 has been postponed with the recommendation for TWO more years of study before action will finally be taken. But the work has already been done in numerous studies as current as this year.
TCBN feels the longer we postpone mandating benefits through Community Benefits Agreements, the more vulnerable members of society fall deeper into despair and the harder it becomes to engage communities meaningfully. The time to act is now! Download Document Here.