The Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN) has centred itself at the forefront of the economic justice movement in Canada by negotiating Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) into public infrastructure and urban development projects. In so doing, TCBN is addressing the challenges of access to good jobs, local economic development and neighbourhood revitalization particularly as they impact on historically disadvantaged communities and equity seeking groups in Toronto. TCBN employs a comprehensive approach that includes organizing, innovative policy, research, and communications. TCBN’s efforts have led to Ontario’s first Community Benefits Framework with Metrolinx that includes a Community Benefits Apprenticeship Plan, a Community Benefits Liaison Plan and a Declaration on Hiring Targets for the Eglinton Crosstown, along with subsequent agreements for the Finch West LRT, West Park Hospital and Woodbine Casino. For more information about our work, visit communitybenefits.ca.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Coordinator, Events, Marketing and Communications is responsible for all aspects of implementing TCBN’s Community Benefits Champions Awards and Recognition Program by: promoting a compelling message about the benefits of Equity & Diversity to contractors and unions; consolidating and recommending industry best practices to contractors and unions; supporting opportunities for contractors and union locals to implement best practices and launching an Industry Award that recognizes specific contractors and unions that have taken steps to adopt practices that result in demonstrated improvement in equity and diversity. This role demands an expert in all aspects of event, meeting, and conference planning, including cost containment, venue scouting, equipment logistics, room setup, and a wealth of best practices. S/He will also have excellent leadership skills and the ability to delegate responsibilities to meet quality expectations.