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Join Buy Social Canada for an upcoming cohort of the Social Procurement Professional Certificate

Join Buy Social Canada for an upcoming cohort of the Social Procurement Professional Certificate, a certificate training course designed to support you and your organization on your journey to purchase with impact. The course consists of four 2-hour virtual trainings with interactive activities and homework.

This certificate program is suitable 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

Here’s what past participants have to say about the course:

“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!”

“These training sessions are about a practical approach to implementing social procurement! An overview of social procurement fundamentals is provided and there is opportunity to network and learn with industry experts and social procurement practitioners.”

Read the course outline to learn more.

Upcoming cohorts, all from 10am – 12pm PT / 1 – 3pm ET

  • April: April 7, 14, 21 and 28, 2022
  • May: May 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2022
  • July: July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2022
  • September/October: September 22, 29, October 6, and 13, 2022
  • November: November 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2022

Apply now
$495 per person, or reach out to discuss private cohorts with a larger team (up to 15 participants).

 


YOU ARE INVITED TO A VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING WITH THE PROCUREMENT OMBUDSMAN

The Office of the Procurement Ombudsman (OPO) is hosting 4 town hall meetings to:

  • Provide information on the Office’s services to businesses
  • Hear from you about your concerns and experiences in doing business with the federal government

You can attend 1 of the following 4 sessions. Please note that the same information will be provided at all 4 sessions.

Session 1

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Online Platform: Zoom                                                                                                                           
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST 
Language: English

Session 2

Date: Friday February 25, 2022
Online Platform: Zoom                                                                                                                           
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST 
Language: French

Session 3

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Online Platform: Zoom
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST 
Language: English

Session 4

Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022
Online Platform: Zoom
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST 
Language: French

Please register for the session of your choice via Eventbrite. Note that spaces are limited for these free sessions.

Background
OPO’s mission is to promote fairness, openness and transparency in federal procurement. We assist businesses by answering inquiries and investigating complaints about federal procurement and offering both formal and informal dispute resolution services.

Can’t make it? Simply take a few minutes to share your thoughts on federal procurement.

Find out more about OPO at opo.gc.ca. 

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