Toolkits - Halton Community Benefits Network

The Halton Community Benefits Network is currently developing a community toolkit to support the awareness-building of how to begin the process of potentially implementing and advocating for the creation of social procurement policies and community benefits agreements within your communities, organizations, and companies.

Examples of potential tools include:

  • Communication One Pager>/li>
  • One pager of Community Benefits impact infographics
  • Social Procurement Audit
  • Halton Community Benefits Network Manifesto
  • Champions Network Contact List (to speak to someone who could help you get started in your community)
  • Sample Social Procurement and Community Benefits Agreement Clauses
  • Local Case Studies
  • Engagement Process (how to get started, who to talk to?)
  • Sample presentations
  • Communication resources
  • Sample event agendas etc.

Tool Kits - Other Communities Across the Globe

The links below will take you to toolkits that other communities have developed to facilitate the conversation of social procurement policies and provide access to steps and resources needed to begin the process of implementing social procurement policies and community benefits agreements.

British Columbia Housing – Contract Essentials (for any supplier interested in doing business with BC Housing)
https://www.bchousing.org/doing-business/supplier-centre/contract-essentials

Words that Work: Communications Messaging that Works for Community Benefits Agreements, The Partnership for Working Families, The SPIN Project (USA)
https://www.luminafoundation.org/files/resources/words-that-work.pdf

Social Procurement Australasia
http://socialprocurementaustralasia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Social-Procurement-Toolkit.pdf

Sample Social Clauses to Encourage Community Benefits from Waste
http://readyforbusiness.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/lib-CommunityBenefitinWaste-Contracts-WRAP.pdf

Primer on Trade Agreements for Social Purchasing, The Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet) and Accelerating Social Impact
https://www.dropbox.com/s/k1rgl4lmxqdohfl/ccednet-asiccc-primer_on_trade_agreements_for_social_purchasing%20copy%20%281%29.pdf?dl=0

Social Procurement in Australia, 2010
http://socialprocurementaustralasia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Social-Procurement-In-Australia.pdf

Social Impact Purchasing Guidelines, British Columbia Ministry of Social Development and Social Innovation, 2014
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/employment-business-and-economic-development/business-management/social-innovation/si-purchasing-guidelines.pdf

Social Procurement Program, City of Toronto, 2016
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-91818.pdf

Anchor Institutions Toolkit: A Guide for Neighbourhood Revitalization, 2008
https://docs.google.com/viewerng/viewer?url=http://community-wealth.org/sites/clone.community-wealth.org/files/downloads/tool-netter-neigh-revitalize.pdf

Transforming Anchor Institutions: A Toolkit for Community Organizers, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, 2016
http://haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/anchortoolkit

What is at Stake for Communities? (from Transforming Anchor Institutions: A Toolkit for Community Organizers), Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, 2016
http://haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/what_is_at_stake_v2.pdf

Coalition-Building in an Anchor Institution Campaign (from Transforming Anchor Institutions: A Toolkit for Community Organizers), Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, 2016
http://haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/coalition_building_v2.pdf

Community Strategies for Technical Assistance and Research on Anchor Institutions, (from Transforming Anchor Institutions: A Toolkit for Community Organizers), Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, 2016
http://haasinstitute.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/ta_research_v3_links_0.pdf

Websites

Toronto Community Benefits Network
http://www.communitybenefits.ca/

Buy Social Canada
https://www.buysocialcanada.com/

Community-Wealth.org (Democracy Collaborative)
www.community-wealth.org

Hamilton Community Benefits Network
http://www.hcbn.ca/