Global News Coverage

This section profiles global media coverage from local, national and international communities and their experience with social procurement policies and community benefits agreements.

Community Benefits program on track to create hundreds of local jobs, The Toronto Star, Sara Mojtehedzadeh, (December 7, 2016)
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/12/07/community-benefits-program-on-track-to-create-hundreds-of-local-jobs.html

News Release: Ontario Helping People Facing Employment Barriers Get Construction Jobs (December 7th, 2016)
https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2016/12/ontario-helping-people-facing-employment-barriers-get-construction-jobs.html

Will Crosstown LRT Builders keep their Local Jobs Pledge?, The Toronto Star, Ben Spurr (September 26th, 2016)
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2016/09/26/will-crosstown-lrt-builders-keep-their-local-jobs-pledge.html

Press Release: Municipality the First in Alberta to Move Forward with Social Procurement Framework to Drive Social and Economic Benefits for the Region (September 14, 2016)
http://www.rmwb.ca/News-Room/Media-Releases/Municipality-the-First-in-Alberta-to-Move-Forward-with-Social-Procurement-Framework-to-Drive-Social-and-Economic-Benefits-for-the-Region_s2_p5732.html

Linking public institutions to communities key to tackling poverty, report says, The Toronto Star, (August 24th, 2015) Sara Mojtehedzadeh
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/08/24/linking-public-institutions-to-communities-key-to-tackling-poverty-report-says.html

Toronto Takes Notes: Lessons from Cleveland, The Toronto Star, Sara Mojtehedzadeh, (April 20th, 2015)
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/04/20/toronto-takes-note-lessons-from-cleveland.html

Anchored in hope: How Toronto is learning from Cleveland’s return to prosperity, The Toronto Star, Sara Mojtehedzadeh, (April 18th, 2015)
https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/04/18/anchored-in-hope-how-toronto-is-learning-from-clevelands-return-to-prosperity.html

The plan: train and hire Toronto’s neediest for six-figure jobs. The catch: how to find them, The Globe and Mail, John Lorinc, (April 17th, 2015)
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/the-plan-train-and-hire-torontos-neediest-for-six-figure-jobs-the-catch-how-to-find-them/article24008225/

LRT Project Pitched as a Job-Training Opportunity, The Hamilton Spectator, Teviah Moro, (August 6th, 2015)
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5785466-lrt-project-pitched-as-a-job-training-opportunity/

Colette Murphy’s Big Idea, The Toronto Star, Colette Murphy (February 24th, 2014)
https://www.thestar.com/bigideas/experts/2014/02/24/expect_more_from_public_infrastructure_investments_colette_murphys_big_idea.html