Progress towards a social procurement policy continues at the City of Winnipeg. On March 17th, the Executive Policy Committee unanimously carried the recommendation by the public service following a 90-day reporting mandate approved on December 17, 2020. The approved public service recommendation is as follows: WINNIPEG PUBLIC SERVICE RECOMMENDATION: (View Full Report HERE) 1. That theContinue reading “EPC moves unanimously towards Social Procurement”
Where Are At With Social Procurement in Winnipeg? For over two years, the We Want to Work coalition has been advocating for the City of Winnipeg to consider community benefits in their existing purchasing such as addressing poverty, supporting good jobs and employment, building sustainable local economies, and taking climate action. Before that, community buildersContinue reading “City of Winnipeg Progressing on Social Procurement.”
In December 2020, Tim Coldwell, President of Chandos Construction, spoke to how “empowering a more diverse workforce and supporting people from under-represented populations is not just good social responsibility, it’s good for business.” This free webinar is hosted by our partner organization Manitoba Building Trades. As more governments across Canada are implementing or considering SocialContinue reading “Recording: Social Procurement for Construction Contractors”
December 10 @ 12pm CST This free webinar is hosted by our partner organization Manitoba Building Trades. As more governments across Canada are implementing or considering Social Procurement policies, it is essential that the construction industry is prepared to bid for project under new procurement guidelines. Find out more, and REGISTER. Click Here.
In collaboration with CED and social procurement leaders, a letter was sent to the Premiere and Infrastructure Minister with recommendations for maximizing the social impact of Manitoba’s $500 million infrastructure stimulus package. Re: $500 million infrastructure spending Dear Premier Pallister and Minister Schuler, Thank you for your dedication to the health and well-being of Manitobans throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and we knowContinue reading “Maximizing the social impact of Manitoba’s $500 million infrastructure stimulus package.”