January 16, 2023

Introduction to Community Benefits Agreements

Toronto Community Benefits Network

Event Type:

Across Canada, community-labour coalitions are mobilizing to ensure large scale infrastructure and urban development projects include Community Benefits Agreements, enabling access to good jobs, neighbourhood improvements and community benefits in local affected communities. This session will introduce Community Benefits Agreements and include representatives from community, labour and government.

Guest Speakers

Luisa Sotomayor – Director, The City Institute at York University (CITY)
Alejandra Bravo – City of Toronto Councillor Ward 9, Davenport
Lindsay Amundsen – Director Of Workforce Development, Canada’s Building Trades Unions
Kumsa Baker – Director of Community Engagement & Campaigns, Toronto Community Benefits Network

Upcoming Roundtables (Save the Dates)

February 14, 2023 at 2pm – Community Benefits Agreements and preparing for success
March 7, 2023 at 2pm – Community Benefits Agreements; Maximizing local economic and social impact
April 11, 2023 at 2pm – Community Benefits Agreements; Building Inclusive Transit Oriented Communities
June 13, 2023 at 2pm – CBAs: Can they be a part of private development applications?
September 11, 2023 at 2pm – Advancing Social Procurement & Supply Chain Diversity




Community Ownership, Employment & Job Training, Entrepreneurship & Business Development, Local Economy, Partnership Building, Policy Development & Advocacy