In response to the federal government’s invitation for pre-budget submissions, CCEDNet
submitted recommendations to bring a CED perspective to the 2014 budget. Our submission, which was sent to the Standing Committee on Finance, focused on two areas:
- A procurement policy that incorporates 20% social value weighting in all Requests for Proposals and includes Community Benefit Agreements (CBAs) on relevant contracts.
- Levelling the playing field with an investment in training that would ensure relevant government staff are aware of, and understand, the social enterprise and co-operative business models so these businesses can access government-funded business development supports that other Canadian businesses have access to.