Community Members

YWCA Toronto

In July 2015 the YWCA Toronto hosted a resident engagement session for women living in Toronto, in order to inform them on what a community benefits agreement (CBA) is, the benefits of a CBA, who the Toronto Community Benefits Network is, and how residents can benefit from a CBA. 40 participants attended

Working Women Community Centre

Working Women Community Centre continues to demonstrate a commitment to developing benefits for the community through its work in supporting newcomers and immigrants to become more involved in their neighbourhoods and communities, and build on their existing skills. This is achieved through self-run groups, leadership training, peer-led trainings, and volunteer development opportunities.

Work in a Warming World

Work in a Warming World contributes to a long-term community benefits initiative through its five-year research partnership with organizations such as York University and the United Steel Workers of Canada, to gain a better understanding of the present and potential role of work in Canada’s transition to a low-carbon economy.

Women for Change

On November 18, 2014 Women for Change hosted a resident engagement session for residents living in the west end of Toronto, in order to inform them on what a community benefits agreement (CBA) is, the benefits of a CBA, who the Toronto Community Benefits Network is, and how they can benefit from a CBA. 119 participants attended. These participants included members of the Somali community living in the West end of the City.

Urban Alliance on Race Relations

The Urban Alliance on Race Relations has been at the forefront of the CBA negotiation process through its leadership role with the Good Jobs For All Coalition (GJFAC ). In 2012, the Good Jobs for All Coalition sent a letter to Metrolinx, petitioning them to enter into CBA agreement with the community. Due to the efforts of GJFAC and the UARR, a CBA was ratified between the TCBN and Metrolinx in March 2014, with a promise to ensure that 10% of working hours on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT are fulfilled through the community.

Toronto Workforce Innovation Group (TWIG)

Toronto Workforce Innovation Group (TWIG) continues to support the work of the Toronto Community Benefits Network. TWIG is a member of a project advisory group and believe that Community Benefit Agreements are an important tool in diversifying the trades work force, building skills and capacity and improving local and regional prosperity. TWIG is working with other workforce planning boards in Ontario to support their involvement in local community benefit coalitions.

Toronto Environmental Alliance

The Toronto Environmental Alliance has been working with Social Planning Toronto and the CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals to undertake a research study examining how government investments to address climate change can be leveraged to create community benefits that help create decent work and reduce poverty.

Toronto Eco-Neighbourhoods Initiative

Toronto Eco-Neighbourhoods Initiative strives to build holistic, sustainable and resilient eco-neighbourhoods through initiatives that support the following concepts: environment, livability, equity, health and prosperity. This is done through partnerships on initiatives such as the construction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT (in collaboration with TCBN) and the City of Toronto's "Eglinton Connects" project, which plans to incorporate light rail transit, bicycle lanes, and more extensive landscaping into the Eglinton corridor along with sustainable land use and development guidelines.

Yonge Street Mission

The Yonge Street Mission has demonstrated a commitment to Community Benefits Agreements as they have worked to connect young people in Toronto to full-time jobs with Starbucks. These jobs provide stable employment as they also provide health and dental benefits.

The 12 Community Alliance

The 12 Community Alliance stands as an ally with the TCBN and remains as an engaged member of our board. In addition, the The 12 Community Alliance has worked with the City of Toronto to engage the Mount Dennis community around sustainability and building a green economy in order to reduce the Mount Dennis community's carbon footprint.