Oakville’s Mayor Burton hosts a panel discussion on Community Benefits Agreements and Social Procurement

This half hour episode provides a great introduction to the concept of community benefits and social procurement.
The rate of Oakville residents living below the low income measure is two thirds the provincial average, and we can do more to combat poverty. Mayor Burton and his guest panel, featuring Ian Troop, Chair, Social Procurement Program Working Group, HPRT, Michael Shaen, former Director of Community Development, HPRT, and Andrew Galley, author of Community Benefits Agreements Report (http://communitybenefitsagreements.ca/) discuss community benefits agreements, an emerging idea that offers the opportunity to reduce poverty, strengthen neighbourhoods, create social value and build a more equitable economy.