You can still register for this free lean-in learning series. Guest speakers from leading community organizations will discuss community-based solutions to help create more affordable housing, address staffing shortages, and harness community wealth. Registration is required. Presented in partnership with THRIVE Prince Edward County.
Thursday, February 9, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Carly Gasparini, Community Builders (via Zoom)
Community Builders is the leading not-for-profit construction-based social enterprise in Sudbury. They provide training, employment and affordable housing to meet the growing needs of the community’s most vulnerable and at-risk populations. Learn how they got started, and what they are up to now.
Community Benefits Agreements
Monday, February 13, 10 – 11:30 am
Rosemarie Powell, Toronto Community Benefits Network (via Zoom)
Community Benefits Agreements ensure construction, infrastructure and development projects meet specific social value outcomes, such as hiring, training, or procurement. These legally enforced agreements make sure projects enhance social, cultural, environmental, and economic opportunities for the community.
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.