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Social procurement in action

Social procurement in action

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Join us in Part 2 as we take a deep dive into a more complex example of social procurement through an innovative development project in Vancouver that will include affordable housing units, social enterprise space, and a withdrawal management centre. We get the government, private sector, and social enterprise perspective to learn how social impact has been baked into the project from the very beginning. 

Missed Part 1? Find it here, Part 1: What is social procurement?
 

Want to learn more about the organizations featured in this episode?

If you're interested in reading more about social enterprise and social procurement, check out Buy Social Canada.
 

Welcome to 1601 - Imagine Canada's podcast about the country's charitable and nonprofit sector. As part of our series on social procurement, we talk to social enterprises, policymakers, across the country to get a handle on what this policy area means for the work of social enterprises.

1601 logoWhy 1601? For starters, 1601 is the year the Charitable Uses Act in the UK first defined what it means to be charitable. For better and for worse, this definition continues to form the basis for operating as a charity in Canada to this day. 1601 explores how we can re/define our sector, build on our strengths, learn from our past, push boundaries, and rethink what it means to be charitable. Together, we’ll explore the environment in which our sector operates and dive into what it means to be supported as we go about the work of improving the world around us. 

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