Thank you for joining us at the Regional Workshop


Organizing Committee

  • Hellas Uddin, CIPMM Regional Workshop Chair, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Carolyn Montague, CIPMM President, Performance Management Network Inc.
  • Scarlett Chan, Public Services and Procurement Canada
  • Blair Hurd, Canada Border Services Agency
  • Natalia Kaliberda, Event Planner, The Willow Group

 Hotel and Travel

Welcome to the Pan Pacific Vancouver! Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations. We look forward to seeing you!

  • Room type: Deluxe Harbour King – $299, taxes and fees are extra. 
  • Check-in time is 4:00 pm. Check-out time is 12:00 pm. 
  • The Hotel will provide the complimentary access to the hotel’s fitness centre for registered guests.
  • The Hotel will provide the complimentary WiFI in the guest rooms. 

 Partners and Exhibitors

Thank you to our Partners

Premier Partner

Computers for Schools Plus, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Learn more about Computers for Schools Plus Program here



 Event Highlights



This certificate program has been developed to provide both private and public sector participants with in-depth knowledge of the fundamental components of social procurement success; how to create a social value culture within your organization; steps needed to develop Social Procurement policy; and how to implement social procurement practices into your current RFx processes, to leverage procurement spend to drive more social value. 

Participants of the course will need to register directly with Buy Social Canada, using the link below. The registration fees for this course are payable directly to Buy Social Canada.


Buy Social Canada is a social enterprise that believes that procurement is more than an economic transaction, it contributes to community social and economic goals. They bring together purpose driven purchasers and social value suppliers to build business relationships that generate social benefits for communities across the country. They work with community, private sector and public sector to provide training, develop policy and share resources.

Course Details:

  • Wednesday November 9th, 2022: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm 
  • In person at 312 Main St. Vancouver
  • Lunch will be provided from a social enterprise.
  • Maximum 25 participants.

Upon completion of the course and the course homework, participants will receive a certificate.


Raeesa Farooqi if you have any questions.

This Course is ideal for:

  • Senior government leadership looking to use procurement to improve social value and community outcomes.
  • Senior private sector leadership looking to use social value as a competitive advantage and drive business growth.
  • Procurement staff (public and private) conducting the purchase of goods & services, consulting, construction and IT.
  • Mid-level managers aiming to deliver on the social value goals of their organization.

Testimonial for the course from the past participant from the University of Toronto: 
The Social Procurement Professional Certificate course was an engaging and refreshing course with a good mix of theory and practice with plenty of opportunity for discussion. I have nothing but praise for the way the course was delivered and the content. The course modules were clear and concise and were incredibly informative with an abundance of examples and tools that you can really use! Buy Social Canada really live what they teach which makes it a very rich learning experience. Regardless of the stage you’re at in your social procurement journey, I highly recommend taking this certification course!

Course Outline
Module 1: Fundamentals of Social Procurement
Learning Objective: Participants can describe and summarize what social procurement is, what’s happening across the country and why it’s important.

This module includes:

  • Defining social procurement
  • The theory and background of social procurement 
  • Community Impacts and Metrics for measuring social procurement 
  • Social Procurement programs in Canada and Internationally
Module 2: Building your Social Value Organization through your Supply Chain
Learning Objective: Participants will be able to begin to catalyze a change in culture in their organization. 

This module includes:

  • Building a Social Value Culture
  • Aligning social procurement with organizational goals
  • Change Leadership, communication and team engagement strategies
Module 3: Developing a Social Procurement Policy
Learning Objective: Participants will develop a social procurement policy statement and a road map to connect your objectives with your purchasing.

This module includes:

  • Aligning strategies, priorities, and objectives with a social procurement policy
  • Examples of existing social procurement policies
  • Review of existing purchasing
  • Roadmap design: leveraging a social value from existing purchasing
Module 4: Construction and Social Procurement
Learning Objective: Participants will understand social procurement in construction and CBAs.

This module includes: 

  • Introduction to social procurement in construction
  • Understanding Community Benefit Agreements
  • Understanding the Community Employment Benefit Initiative
Module 5: Implementing a Social Procurement Policy
Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to recognize the different needs of public and private procurement. 
  • Participants will be able to apply social value criteria to goods and services RFx and be able to determine appropriate social value weighting for specific procurements. 
  • Participants will be able to apply the appropriate methodologies adding social value to different types of procurement.

This module includes:

  • A review of the difference between public and private procurement
  • A review of trade agreements applicable to public sector procurement
  • Identifying strategies for social procurement implementation through bidding processes including RFx language, questionnaires and the weighting and evaluation process
Module 6: Operationalizing Social Procurement
Learning Objectives: 

  • Participants will be able to apply the appropriate methodologies adding social value to different types of procurement. 
  • Participants will be able to create the supportive ecosystem needed for social procurement success within their organization.

This module includes:

  • Operationalizing social procurement – the steps to action
  • Reporting and reviewing: monitoring and measuring the value driven by social procurement practices
  • Community Engagement and Storytelling

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