Social Procurement Events

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.

With speakers:
Judy Kitts, First Nations Engagement Manager
Greater Victoria Harbour Authority
Ron Arcos, Business Development Officer
Nuu-chah-nulth Economic Development Corporation

With speakers:
Amy Robinson, Founder & Executive Director
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

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

February 2022

Speakers TBC

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