Social Procurement Events

Doing Business With Local Governments

Local governments spend 100s of millions of dollars each year, often at the local and community level. This session is for vendors who are interested in doing business with BCSPI members and understanding what is being purchased and how local governments make their buying decisions.

Speakers include:

  • Anthony Jeffery, Manager of Procurement at District of Squamish 
  • Erin Annis, Procurement Officer at Cowichan Valley Regional District

Purchasing Power Series

Are you interested in learning more about social procurement and how it can benefit the wellbeing of local communities? Join us for six lively conversations about what social procurement can do to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities in B.C.

This six part speaker series, hosted by the British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative (BCSPI), features leaders who are putting the principles of a social value marketplace into action, and explores how local governments and institutions can use purchasing power to address the issues that matter to your community.

October 21, 2021, 12-1pm

With speakers:
Judy Kitts, First Nations Engagement Manager
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
t̓aʕaasʔaqsup/Caledonia Glendale, Assistant Manager
Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation

November 10, 2021, 12-1pm

With speakers:
Amy Robinson, Founder & Executive Director
LOCO BC
Alisha Masongsong, Community Economic Development Planner

City of Vancouver

November 24, 2021, 12-1pm

With speakers:
Heather O’Hara, Executive Director
BC Farmers Markets
Jennifer Reynolds, Co-Executive Director
Nourish

January 11, 2022, 12-1pm

With speakers:
Nerissa Allen, Co-Founder and President
Black Business Association of BC (BBABC)

Dugan Selkirk, Business Advisor for the Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program
Community Futures BC

February 2022

With speakers:
Mayor Karen Elliott
District of Squamish

Yamila Franco, Co-Founder
Nyoka

February 2022

Speakers TBC

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