Harness the power of your purchasing to grow the co-op and social economy sectors and increase your impact
Every purchase has an economic, environmental and social impact, whether intended or not. Social procurement is about capturing those impacts and seeking to make intentional positive contributions to both the local economy and the overall vibrancy of the community. As a co-operative and member of the social economy you can harness the power of your purchasing to grow the sector and increase your impact. Purchasing is more than an economic transaction, it’s an opportunity to transform communities.
Presented by Buy Social Canada. Buy Social Canada is the national leader in educating, advocating and engaging in social procurement projects, advancing impact through the power of buying. As a social enterprise, their mission is to use social procurement as a means to build healthy, vibrant communities. They bring together purpose driven purchasers and social enterprise suppliers to build business relationships and offer a Canada-wide social enterprise certification.
Buy Social Canada works with community, private sector, and governments to provide training and develop policy and resources. You can find their suite of open-source learning tools and social enterprise directories at www.buysocialcanada.com.