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Purchasing with impact: How co-operatives can integrate social procurement in their own policies

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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.

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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

Slower By Design Not Disaster: Peter Victor (Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture)

Promo card featuring a picture of Peter Victor with the title of the session: Slower By Design Not Disaster7pm to 8pm Eastern Time

Peter Victor's research looks at the impact of human economies on the regenerative capacity of the planet, leading him to the controversial conclusion that long-term economic growth isn’t feasible or desirable. He then does the math on how we can best manage without growth while also providing high levels of sustainable prosperity.

The annual Gideon Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture is presented by the CCPA-BC and the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC.

Register to join the upcoming Rosenbluth Memorial Lecture with economist Peter Victor

ColIective Impact in Action | Montréal’s Neighbourhood-Based Poverty-Reduction Movement

Session promo card: over a picture of a Montreal sidewalk is the text "Collective Impact in Action: Montréal's Neighbourhood-Based Poverty-Reduction Movement"1:00pm to 2:00pm Eastern Time

17 Montreal neighbourhoods – 9 Collaborative Funders – 3 Strategic Partners - $23 million investment

Five years ago, Montréal’s Collective Impact Project was launched as a unique neighbourhood-based effort to experiment, innovate and find new ways to accelerate change and achieve measurable and significant outcomes to reduce poverty. Centraide du Grand Montréal has been the catalyst and project operations lead of this innovative approach to city-wide change.

Join Sylvia Cheuy as she welcomes Rotem Ayalon, co-coordinator of the Collective Impact Project (CIP) to share key learnings and insights generated from the first five years of this inspiring example of Collective Impact in action. Learn about the impacts, ripple effects and learnings that the CIP has generated during its first phase and discover what they’re thinking about as they consider the next phase of their work.

Register for Collective Impact in Action

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All registrants will receive a full recording of the webinar, a copy of the slides, and a collection of links and resources. 


Rotem Ayalon, Co-coordinator, Collective Impact Project

Rotem Ayalon co-coordinates the Collective Impact Project at Centraide of Greater Montréal. She has a master’s degree in urban planning from McGill University and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from Cornell University. Rotem is passionate about food issues in cities and is a founding member of Québec’s first food policy council in Montréal.

Sylvia Cheuy, Consulting Director, Collective Impact, Tamarack Institute

Sylvia is a Consulting Director of the Tamarack Institute’s Collective Impact Idea Area. She is passionate about community change and what becomes possible when residents and various sector leaders share an aspirational vision for their future. She believes that when the assets of residents and community are identified and connected, they become powerful drivers of community change. Sylvia completed her graduate diploma in Social Innovation at the University of Waterloo in 2013 where she explored opportunities to reimagine regional food systems. Sylvia lives in Caledon Ontario with her husband, John Graham and their three children.


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