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December 2019 

Holiday Season Compliments

The team at CCSPI wishes everyone a Happy Holiday-- we hope you get time with loved ones and to relax. Looking forward to an amazing 2020! 

2019 Training Review


With the season and year ending, CCSPI would like to say a huge thank you to all of our partners and to every city or organizations that have hosted and participated in the training sessions.

Below are the training sessions that have taken place in 2019. Remember that all webinars are recorded and available to members through the membership portal.  
  • March 27: Introduction to CCSPI -Webinar
  • May 6: Introduction to Social Procurement for Construction Sector- Webinar
  • May 28: Introduction to Social Procurement- Campbell River
  • June 5: Introduction to Social Procurement - Nanaimo
  • June 6: Social Procurement; What it is & how to implement the strategy -Webinar 
  • June 18: Introduction to Social Procurement
  • June 24:  Social Procurement and Trade Agreements
  • September 17: Social Procurement 101- Campbell River
  • September 18: Developing a Social Procurement Policy- webinar
  • September 23: Social Procurement for Non-Profits and Social Enterprises- Victoria
  • October 2: Trade Agreements and Social Procurement: What you can and cannot do- webinar
  • October 3: Social Procurement 201- Victoria
  • October 8: Social Procurement 101- Port Alberni
  • October 16: Social Procurement and Local Businesses- Victoria
  • October 30: Social Procurement 201- Nanaimo
  • November 1: Social Procurement 201- Tofino
  • November 14: Social Procurement for Non-Profits, Social Enterprises, and Local Businesses- Nanaimo
  • November 15: Social Procurement 201- Campbell River
  • November 27: Social Procurement for Non-Profits, Social Enterprises, and Local Businesses- Campbell River
  • December 11: Social Procurement 101
  • December 12:  Social Procurement 201

View Training Summaries HERE

Upcoming Training: January- February 2020


CCSPI is ending the year with SP 101 and 201 training in Powell River, and already scheduling January and February webinars. 
Register now for:
  • January 16: Mobilizing small spends for social procurement: p-cards, direct awards and more. -- Presented by Leah Hamilton, City of Victoria.
  • January 21: Social Procurement for Local Businesses. -- Presented by Kristi Fairholm Mader
  • January 22: Living Wage and Other Certifications. -- Presented by Kristi Fairholm Mader and Larry Berglund.
  • February 12: Community Employment Benefits- a local example. -- Presented by Scott Hainsworth and David LePage.

Members register for free through the Membership Portal.


Consultation Support


CCSPI will like to encourage members to schedule consultations before or after their CCSPI trainings. In the New Year, CCSPI will be conducting 'check-ins' and individual consultations with each member organization and community. Teri will be reaching out to member contacts over the next few weeks to schedule dates and times. 


Buying Everything From A-Z from whom? -by Larry Berglund


Wouldn’t it be great if you could buy everything you need from just one supplier? Only one contract to manage, only one invoice to pay a month, only one relationship to manage, only one performance to monitor … the nirvana of procurement. But what if it isn’t…?

Follow the link below to read the rest of the article
Larry Berglund -NECI, 2019.

Curious what other CCSPI communities are doing?


Have you had the chance to look through the resources drive accessed through the membership portal? There are tons of valuable resources, tools and templates, plus folders for each member community that have a social procurement or purchasing policy, and related RFx. 

Contact Teri if you are having trouble accessing the drive-- it is a wealth of information!


Local Businesses generate 4.6x more revenue


LOCO BC has just released its 2019 study on local retailers and restaurants' impact on local economies. Some points of interest:
  • Independent businesses recirculate up to 4.6 times more revenue in the local economy than multinationals
  • Independent businesses donate up to 24 times more per dollar of revenue to local charities than multinationals

Read the report here


Presentations to Councils


CCSPI is available for presentations to councils, upon request. The presentation provides a high level overview of what social procurement is and is not and how social procurement can be most effectively implemented with examples provided. Contact Teri to schedule a presentation.

Happy Holidays All! See you in 2020!


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