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"Path to Economic Inclusion and Inclusive Recovery"
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Rosemarie Powell is Executive Director at the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN), a community-labor coalition with a membership base of more than 120 groups and organizations across Toronto. TCBN provides a platform for local communities to negotiate jobs and opportunities into major infrastructure and urban development projects for historically disadvantaged communities and equity-seeking groups.
Rosemarie will introduce the TCBN, provide an update on the five current community benefits projects in Toronto and share outcomes to date.
Projects: Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Finch West LRT, MacDonald Block Reconstruction Project, West Park Healthcare Centre and Woodbine Casino Expansion
Heather Grondin is Vice-President, Communications and Stakeholder Relations at the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (WDBA). Heather has more than 20 years of experience in communications, strategic planning, and project delivery.
WDBA was central in the development of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project’s Community Benefits Plan, an extensive consultation process with the local community. The Community Benefits Plan ensures positive outcomes for the Windsor-Detroit region and specifically focuses on a Workforce Development and Participation Strategy and a $20 million Neighbourhood Infrastructure Strategy.
Elizabeth Chick is the Executive Director of Buy Social Canada, an initiative that promotes social purchasing – helping organizations across Canada to “purchase with a purpose” – and social enterprise certification.
Buy Social Canada currently supports various social purchasing and community benefits initiatives including the Vancouver Community Benefits Agreement policy, Social Value Marketplace and Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative.
Dexter King is Director, Procurement Services at York University. Earlier this year, York University adopted a Social Procurement policy to leverage the University’s purchasing processes and new infrastructure projects to benefit local economies including local workforce development and social procurement.