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Use procurement to develop the social market

Question:What more can be done to cement Canada's place as a leader in social entrepreneurship?
on 10/24/2016 1477326739
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Procurement practices can be used to support the development of the social market and generate greater social benefit. One way to achieve this is by .... Read more

Procurement practices can be used to support the development of the social market and generate greater social benefit. One way to achieve this is by incorporating social screens in to public procurement decisions. A good example of this idea in practice is the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, which focused on social benefit when making procurement decisions.

Credit: Momentum Community Economic Development Society

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Self Publishing as a Viable and Growing Industry

Question:What more can be done to cement Canada's place as a leader in social entrepreneurship?
on 10/06/2016 1475788142
Canadian Council for the Arts should start thinking about the changing publishing industry and the new roles and responsiblities that are arising. Fo .... Read more

Canadian Council for the Arts should start thinking about the changing publishing industry and the new roles and responsiblities that are arising.

For writers there is a definite shift from traditional publishing to self-publishing. Even if the author is being traditionally published, there is more and more of an oness being placed on the author to promote and market.

Self publishing is no longer that nether region where hacks hang out on the fringes. Canada has a real opportunity here to support upcoming self-publishers and really put Canada on the map as a new Mecca for self-publishing. We have all of the tools to help these people. We just need to implement them.

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Use Social Procurement and Community Benefit Agreements for Inclusive Growth

Question:What more can be done to cement Canada's place as a leader in social entrepreneurship?
on 08/24/2016 1472057550
Support enhanced market access for social enterprises and co-operatives by stimulating demand through social procurement policies and community benefi .... Read more

Support enhanced market access for social enterprises and co-operatives by stimulating demand through social procurement policies and community benefit agreements. Initiatives such as Buy Social Canada, L'économie sociale, j'achète, ECPAR and the Toronto Community Benefits Network are leading Canadian examples of this rapidly emerging practice.

Credit: Canadian CED Network, Buy Social Canada, Chantier de l'économie sociale, Toronto Community Benefits

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Include Social Purchasing Values in all government procurement and infrastructure

Question:What more can be done to cement Canada's place as a leader in social entrepreneurship?
on 07/24/2016 1469372797
Every purchase has an economic, social and environmental ripple effect! Insuring best value in purchasing means considering  the full cost and true i .... Read more

Every purchase has an economic, social and environmental ripple effect! Insuring best value in purchasing means considering  the full cost and true impact created when government spends tax payer money on goods and services and infrastructure. Adding a social value into the mix of price, quality and environment will enhance the demand for social enterprise goods and services. A requirement for social value consideration in purchasing will lead private sector government contractors to implement stronger social values into their bids, often opening up sub-contract opportunities for social enterprises. See www.buysocialcanada.ca

 

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