Social procurement makes use of an organization's purchasing power to create a positive social impact in the community.
The City’s Corporate Procurement and Supply Services Branch, with the assistance of End Poverty Edmonton is creating a social procurement policy, an opportunity to involve the business community in the City’s goal to end poverty.
As an aid to helping the business community incorporate social value benefits into their operations, the City will make available a list of organizations whose purpose is employment training and placement of individuals. The list will continue to grow and change as organizations are added to the list.
The City will pilot the policy by adding social value criteria into some of its procurement opportunities before presenting the policy to City Council before the end of 2019.
As part of the pilot, the City is looking for organizations that support training and employment for the following groups identified in the Infrastructure Canada’s Community Employment Benefits Initiative.
Persons with disabilities
Register your organization to be included on the City’s list of organizations whose purpose is employment training and placement of individuals. The list will continue to grow and change as organizations are added to the list.
Your name and contact information is collected in accordance with section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act. Your name and contact information will be disclosed as part of a list of organizations helping with employment training and placement for individuals. If you have any questions about the collection and use of your personal information, contact Joseph LaCoste, Strategic Coordinator, Corporate Procurement and Supply Services at 780-496-6396.