Community Benefit Agreements: What are the Opportunities for Nonprofits?

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Date: 
20 January, 2016

Community Benefit Agreements: What are the Opportunities for Nonprofits?12pm to 1pm Eastern Time

Ontario has taken a major step in the right direction with the passage of Bill 6: Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act. A large coalition of community partners has been advocating for community benefits to be included in this bill. That’s because Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) support communities by creating jobs and training opportunities and supporting social enterprise activity and other community amenities. CBAs offer an opportunity to engage marginalized populations, including youth and newcomers, in a range of quality job opportunities as part of a large infrastructure investment.

This achievement is the result of cross-sectoral collaboration of many community agencies, nonprofits, labour groups and social enterprise leaders working together. 

We’re inviting nonprofits across Ontario to join a one hour webinar with Alejandra Bravo, Director of Leadership and Training at the Broadbent Institute to discuss how community benefit agreements work, how they can help nonprofits, and why the coalition felt it was important to have community benefits mentioned in Bill 6.

Cost: $30 for ONN Members/ $60 for Nonmembers
Presenter: Alejandra Bravo, Director of Leadership and Training at the Broadbent Institute

Register for the Community Benefit Agreements webinar

During this one hour webinar, you can learn:

  • How Community Benefit Agreements work
  • Why are Community Benefit Agreements important for the nonprofit sector
  • What are the opportunities for nonprofits to get involved in pushing for community benefits
  • Where are the emerging opportunities in communities across Ontario

About the presenter

Alejandra Bravo is Director of Leadership and Training at the Broadbent Institute.

Prior to this, she was Manager of Leadership & Learning at Maytree, where she designed and delivered training for emerging leaders to participate actively in civic and political life.

Alejandra is a member of the Toronto District School Board’s Inner City Advisory Committee and an advisor to Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-Ontario. She has a 25-year history of working for progressive social change with grassroots, immigrant, and labour groups. Alejandra has worked as a community organizer, political staff and has been a City Council candidate in Toronto.

She is a graduate of the University of Toronto.

Location: 
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