Are We Buying the Future We Want? Leveraging Public Procurement for Community Benefit

Leveraging Public Procurement for Community Benefit

A Half-Day Forum Invite:

Businesses, Public Organizations, Non-profits & Citizen Groups
April 17, 2018
Sheridan College – Trafalgar Campus, Conference Centre
8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM Speaker – Sandra Hamilton, Group Dialogue & Community Leader Panel
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Networking Lunch

Halton Region is poised to move forward in a new era for project and procurement spending. Since 2016, Halton Community Benefits Network has served as a catalyst for change, encouraging both public and private sectors to adopt business practices that lead to Economic & Social Opportunity for Everyone. Inspired by progress in other regions across Canada, our network initiative has gained further attention in Hamilton and the Niagara Region.


In 2015, Ontario was the first province to pass Community Benefit legislation with Bill 6 – the Ontario Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act, to enable the consideration of community benefits in infrastructure planning and investment. Sandra Hamilton, Canada’s leading thought leader on strategic procurement will inform us on how these initiatives build to inclusive economic development and what we can learn from other markets experience. This will kick off a group dialogue to help answer the question, ‘what does this mean to the Halton Region?’

Community Benefits Agreements & Public Procurement Practices can contribute to greater social good, (lead to new or better jobs and improve family incomes). We can all make changes to our purchasing decisions to ensure that spending is aligned with our values and supports our strategic priorities. After our keynote speaker and Group Dialogue, a Community Leader Panel will discuss current examples and ideas for the best ways we can collaborate & innovate to leverage the combined power of our purchasing to buy the future we want locally in Halton Region.

Speaker Bio

Sandra Hamilton is a Strategic Procurement Advisor, Speaker & Canada’s First Social MBA. She works with governments, industry and non-profits to re-design systems to move markets toward a more a sustainable and inclusive economy. For Sandra “It’s about moving procurement beyond Do No Harm, to proactively Doing Some Good.”

Please click here and fill out the form to RSVP your attendance by Friday April 13, 2018
Sheridan College – Trafalgar Campus, Conference Centre
1400 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville

This event is organized and funded by the Halton Community Benefits Network
For further Information

Email Phone 905-635-3131 ext 303


The Halton Community Benefits Network is an initiative of the Halton Poverty Roundtable
Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Atkinson Foundation, and Amarna