All local governments and First Nations in Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities have access to advice to develop in-house tools and skills to implement social procurement.
To improve the health of our communities and the strength of our economies by changing the culture of public sector procurement.
- The Village of Cumberland was the first in the Association of Vancouver Island and Coast Communities (AVICC) region to adopt and implement a Social Procurement Framework.
- The Towns of Qualicum Beach and Ladysmith are also implementing procurement with a strategic focus to benefit the community.
- The City of Victoria Council has adopted the Good Jobs + Good Business = Better Community Action Plan and is working toward implementation.
Across the region, there is about $300 million in procurement that could integrate social impact.