Rosemarie Powell

Rosemarie Powell is a passionate advocate for social, economic and environmental justice. She has led for over 20 years from the grassroots up, managing and developing several innovative and impactful community programs and services to support under-represented group’s access to the labour market. Her community engagement work in Jane Finch earned several awards for leadership and imagination. Rosemarie is currently the Executive Director of the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN). The Toronto Community Benefits Network, is a community/labour coalition of over 120 member organizations which initiated successful Community Benefits Agreements for the Eglinton Crosstown and Finch West LRT transit projects, West Park Healthcare Centre and Woodbine Casino expansion.


  • published Milestones 2016-10-18 16:55:24 -0400

  • published Iron Workers 2016-09-23 12:20:28 -0400

    Opportunity for Iron Workers and General Labourers

    One of our Union partners, Ironworkers Local 721, has reserved a number of seats in its trade school intake for candidates coming through the #CommunityBenefits stream. 

    To qualify, you need to come in to TCBN Offices at 15 Gervais St. on Tuesday, November 1st 2016 at 11am to register. When you register, we will share Exam Prep material with you. You must also be available to take the entrance exam on November 4th at 8am at their Local offices near Kipling subway. Are you interested? Please fill out the form below.

    The Ironworker apprenticeship consists of a 6,000 hour contract of apprenticeship between the Local Apprenticeship Committee and the Apprentice and is duly registered with the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Please do not contact Local 721 directly for this opportunity as they have a separate intake process.

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  • published Resident Survey 2016-10-03 13:36:47 -0400

    Toronto Community Benefits Network Survey

    Thank you for having participated in our resident engagement process for the Eglinton Crosstown, an effort by the Toronto Community Benefits Network and its partners to coordinate the existing employment services system to support residents to access the construction and professional, technical and administrative jobs that stem from this Metrolinx transit project. 

    The TCBN is going through a strategic planning process and would like your feedback about your experience and your advice for as we continue our efforts to negotiate on your behalf.

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