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September 2019 

Welcome to New Members

This September, the CCSPI network welcomed a new member: welcome Courtenay! This brings the total local government membership to 19!


Fall Training- Register Now!


Fall Trainings are scheduled from September- November, across the region. Register now to secure your spot and to prepare for launching your social procurement pilots:
  • 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 Suppliers- Victoria
  • October 30: Social Procurement 201- Nanaimo
  • November 1: Social Procurement 201- Tofino
  • November 15- Social Procurement 201- Campbell River

Registration is free through the CCSPI membership portal.

Social Procurement Pilots- Fall 2019


The training above is key to all members to participate in. The purpose is to build a common best practice, identify pilots and start implementing social procurement policies in the community this Fall. This document outlines the process for CCSPI members. 

We will be following up directly with members this Fall to make sure we are assisting in your development along this continuum.


Presentations to Council



CCSPI is available for presentations to councils, upon request. The presentation will be 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 Ejere to schedule a presentation. 

Myth Busters and FAQs

Doesn't social procurement apply only to the public sector contracts?

No. Private sector organizations such as construction companies are able to hire barriered employees and give them meaningful work. Larger organizations find that barriered individuals can be a valuable source of employees with training and development leading to long-term work for mutual benefits. Private companies can use the services of social enterprises for catering, landscaping, painting, and many other needed services to complement their main work force.


Access the growing list of FAQ’s and Mythbusters. Have a burning question? Send to us and we’ll keep on adding!

What Training Participants are Saying...

Online Training Reminder

As a CCSPI member, you have access to online courses through the Social Enterprise Institute such as 
Introduction to Social Procurement with Larry Berglund 
To gain FREE access, use the link above and discount code SCALE4563 at checkout.
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