January 2022 Newsletter

January Webinar: Jan. 13, 6PM: Community Benefits: Setting Minimum Targets and Other Mechanism to Ensure Compliance

This webinar series will feature municipal and industry representatives from Toronto, Vancouver and Portland who will share more about their experiences in developing and implementing community benefits policies including setting minimum requirements for local and/or equity hires as part of urban infrastructure and development projects. 


Read more about the adoption of a community benefits policy in two Toronto neighborhoods and new ideas to respond to Climate change.



Etobicoke Civic Centre will include a Community Benefits Agreement  


TransformTO - City Council approves new 2040 target recommendations including the Creation of a Climate Advisory Group and the feasibility of a "Climate Change Corps" program

TCBN supports the initiative and recommendations that:

  • It is resident led
  • Centre the equity-deserving
  • Include the equity-deserving
  • Monitor and report progress

Read more about the plans to create a Climate Change Corps to support the goals and objectives of the Transform TO Net Zero Strategy here.



Mentorship is about knowledge sharing. Knowledge sharing helps foster a sense of purpose. NexGen Builders is changing the face of construction by connecting mentors to apprentices like you.

Join the movement. Connect with new apprentices in skilled trades, giving them on-the-job training to gain the skills needed to succeed. Become a mentor, & together we can build up our communities.


The Building Diversity Awards 2022 have officially launched and we'd love you to be part of it. We're looking for sponsors and nominations please click here for more details. Interested in sponsoring the Awards? Email [email protected] to schedule a consultation to learn how your construction organization can find qualified workers and build equity on your team.



Wondering what sorts of supports are available in the construction industry? Through a partnership between TCBN and Findhelp, you can now call 855-258-7375 to connect with the Community Benefits Directory for community supports


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