Community Benefits

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Community benefits are a tool to help local communities organize and leverage public infrastructure investments to create good jobs and apprenticeships, grow social enterprises, build affordable housing, and more for people who don’t usually benefit from capital projects.

The following resources have been assembled to support people who are organizing for community benefits. Is there something we should add? Please email us at communications at  

Introduction to Community Benefits


CBA Case Studies and Examples

Canadian Legislation and Policies of Interest

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These are some of the organizations and people leading the work on community benefits and social procurement in Canada.  

Power Lab Toronto Community Benefits Network Buy Social Canada
Dina Graser Community Benefits Coalition of BC Hamilton Community Benefits Network
Hamilton Community Benefits Network