Research Reports

There is a growing body of research that is documenting the impact of social procurement policy initiatives and community benefits agreements. This section profiles an array of reports and studies completed to demonstrate the growing impact of these types of initiatives.

Making Community Benefits a Reality in Ontario, Atkinson Foundation, 2016
http://atkinsonfoundation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/atkinson_cbsummary.pdf

Community Benefits in Practice and Policy: Lessons from the United States and the United Kingdom, Dina Graser, Atkinson Foundation, 2016
http://atkinsonfoundation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/atkinson_cbreport_fa.pdf

Community Benefits and Social Procurement Policies: A Jurisdictional Review, Atkinson Foundation, Mowat Centre Nevena Dragicevic and Sara Ditta, 2016
http://atkinsonfoundation.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/mowat-af_cb-spp_review_final.pdf

The Prosperous Province: Strategies for Building Community Wealth – Community Benefits Agreements, Mowat Centre/Atkinson Foundation
http://communitybenefitsagreements.ca/

Provincial Bill 6 Approved Infrastructure Legislation now Includes Community Benefits
http://www.communitybenefits.ca/bill_6

Bill 6
http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/bills/bills_detail.do?locale=en&Intranet=&BillID=2998

City of Toronto: Social Procurement Program
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2015/aa/bgrd/backgroundfile-87107.pdf

Canadian Centre for Policy Analysis: Buying social: Same price, twice the value for communities
http://behindthenumbers.ca/2015/12/08/buying-social-same-price-twice-the-value-for-communities/

Supply Chains Should Add Value
http://www.summitconnects.com/Articles_Columns/PDF_Documents/Vol16issue2/Supply%20chains%20should%20add%20value.pdf

Buying Local: Tools for Forward-Thinking Institutions
http://www.sauder.ubc.ca/Faculty/Research_Centres/Centre_for_Social_Innovation_and_Impact_Investing/Research/Social_Innovation/~/media/Files/ISIS/Reports/Social%20Economy%20Reports/Buying%20Local%20-%20Tools%20for%20Forward%20Thinking%20%20Institutions.ashx

Social Procurement The Olympic, Commonwealth & Pan Am Games, and the growing case for Social Procurement Policy in Canada, Sandra Hamilton, 2014
http://www.sandrahamilton.ca/assets/uploads/sandra_hamilton__social_procurement_july_2014_web_59814.pdf

Advancing Community Health Through Community Benefits Agreements: Four Case Studies and Lessons for the Redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base, Moore and Nettles, 2010
http://apen4ej.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/community-benefits-agreements-studies.pdf

Community Benefits Agreements: Making Development Projects Accountable, Good Jobs First and California Partnership for Working Families, 2005
http://laane.org/downloads/CBAStudy.pdf

Community Benefits in Social Procurement, The Scottish Government, 2008
http://readyforbusiness.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/lib-scotgovcombenefitsinproc.pdf

Community Benefits Clauses – Frequently Asked Questions, The Scottish Government, 2013
http://readyforbusiness.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/lib-FAQs-Community-Benefit-Clauses-2013.pdf

Insights into Social Procurement: From Policy to Practice, 2015, Social Procurement Australasia
http://socialprocurementaustralasia.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/SPA-Insights-From-Policy-to-Practice-2015_FINAL.pdf