Monday, January 23rd at 2PM: Introduction to Community Benefits Agreements

January 23, 2023 at 2:00pm - 3:30pm

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Across Canada, community-labour coalitions are mobilizing to ensure large scale infrastructure and urban development projects include Community Benefits Agreements, enabling access to good jobs, neighbourhood improvements and community benefits in local affected communities. This session will introduce Community Benefits Agreements and include representatives from community, labour and government.

Guest Speakers 

  • Luisa Sotomayor - Director, The City Institute at York University (CITY)
  • Alejandra Bravo - City of Toronto Councillor Ward 9, Davenport 
  • Lindsay Amundsen - Director Of Workforce Development, Canada's Building Trades Unions
  • Kumsa Baker - Director of Community Engagement & Campaigns, Toronto Community Benefits Network

We would like to recognize and thank the following co-sponsors for the online roundtable series: 

  • Canadian Urban Institute
  • City Building at Toronto Metropolitan University
  • City of Toronto - Community Benefits Unit 
  • The City Institute at York University (CITY)
  • University of Toronto - School of Cities 
  • Urban Land Institute Toronto 





Upcoming Roundtables

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2023 Online Roundtable Series Events 

  1. February 14, 2023 at 2pm - Community Benefits Agreements and preparing for success  
  2. March 7, 2023 at 2pm - Community Benefits Agreements; Maximizing local economic and social impact 
  3. April 11, 2023 at 2pm - Community Benefits Agreements; Building Inclusive Transit Oriented Communities
  4. June 13, 2023 at 2pm - CBAs: Can they be a part of private development applications?
  5. September 11, 2023 at 2pm – Advancing Social Procurement & Supply Chain Diversity