TCBN is proud to be at the forefront of the community benefits movement in Toronto and since our incorporation on March 17, 2014, our community, labour and construction industry partnerships are starting to show results.
The evidence - every year the Ontario Construction Secretariat surveys 500 of Ontario's industrial, commercial and institutional contractors. For the first time, the question of community benefits was asked. The good news is that most contractors do not consider community benefits to be a concern at all! Read the report HERE. Community Benefits Agreements are in fact, a great solution to recruiting skilled workers - construction employers biggest concern at 72%.
|COMMUNITY BENEFITS DAY ON THE HILL (MARCH 20, 2019)|
Community benefits is going federal! Community Benefits Bill C-344 is currently being debated at the Senate (2nd reading). Next Wednesday, a small group of local community benefits champions will be joining Canada's Building Trade Unions (CBTU) and United Way Greater Toronto in Ottawa to meet with Senators to seek unanimous support for this bill. We would like to thank Senator Ratna Omidvar for sponsoring this Bill at the senate. Join us on social media to follow this exciting day! Details of Bill C-344 HERE.
|CALL FOR PROPOSALS - INCREASING DIVERSITY IN RED SEAL TRADES (DEADLINE APRIL 5, 2019)|
We are inviting proposals from community organizations and groups within our network to act as Community Hosts who will engage and inform women, Indigenous peoples and newcomers about apprenticeship opportunities created through community benefits and refer those interested to next steps. Selected Community Hosts will receive compensation for their services as well as an information kit and training to support candidates to learn about and pursue jobs in construction trades.
|QUARTERLY GENERAL MEETING (APRIL 9, 2019)|
Join us for our Spring Quarterly General Meeting to learn everything there is to know about how you can be part of this growing movement. The meeting will have an extended focus on the Parkdale community and the amazing work they've done around community benefits. You will hear from our industry partners from the Eglinton Crosstown, Finch West LRT, Casino Woodbine and West Park Hospital.
|CALL FOR POETS - STORY SLAM (DEADLINE APRIL 12, 2019)|
To celebrate our 5 year anniversary, TCBN invites storytellers to sign up to share their original writing live onstage, representing the evolution of the community benefits movement in Toronto. Top storytellers will earn a prize of $500, $250 or $100. Every storyteller selected to participate will receive $50 honorarium. We welcome fresh talent and seasoned performers. Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) and we will follow up to confirm the details. Date and venue to be announced soon. Stay tuned.
|LISTING OF JOBS AND OPPORTUNITITES IN OUR NETWORK|
- FUNDING OPPORTUNITY FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES
Passionate about green jobs, inclusive employment and entrepreneurship? TEF is recruiting for its next cohort of entrepreneurs (and entrepreneurial organizations!) for its spring cohort of its Employment Social Enterprise Idea Accelerator program. The Accelerator offers you the chance to develop an early stage employment-focused social enterprise idea, through hands-on workshops, mentorship, and the opportunity to pitch for up to 10k to get your enterprise off the ground. Learn more and apply before March 19!
- MEMBER ORGANIZATION JOB POSTING
The Toronto Environmental Alliance is seeking a Campaigner to lead their climate change campaigns and projects. Check out the job posting HERE.
- CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY JOB LISTING
Click here to visit our new webpage where you can access links to the jobs postings from projects with community benefits programs.
|OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS|
- Job Finding Club - Breaking Down Barriers to Employment - Every Saturday
- NextGen Builders Mentoring Program Information Sessions - Every Saturday
- Annual General Meeting - June 2019
Check our events page regularly for updates.