Buy for a cause
Blending people, passion, purpose and profit.
Imagine getting the products and services you or your business need, while also positively impacting the community you live in. You can do this by purchasing from social enterprises.
The social enterprise sector is diverse, with enterprises operating in a range of industries offering a wide variety of products and services.
As this sector grows, CSED is working with the city’s anchor institutions and corporations to engage them in social value purchasing.
Over the next year, we will be working with the leadership teams of these organizations to transition spending towards social enterprise, which will lead to more opportunities for our community.Contact Us Need help with a specific project?
Our work with social procurement is led by Dr. Tessa Hebb, who is the chair of our Social Procurement Advisory Committee. This committee convenes three times a year and has been paramount in reaching out to the city’s anchor network.
Social Procurement Advisory Committee (SPAC) Members include:
Dr. Tessa Hebb, Carleton University (Chair)
James Puddicombe, BOD for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
Ethel Cote, mécènESS
Rhonda Bradley, United Way Ottawa
Mitchell Kutney, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Don Palmer, Causeway Work Centre
Jad Debs, Debs Law
Brian Gilligan, Ottawa Community Housing
Read Guernsey, Chair of the Board, Centre for Social Enterprise Development
LoriAnn Girvan, Artscape
Kendra Lafleche, Deloittecontact us Need some weekly one-on-one coaching?
Want to play a part in the social procurement work in Ottawa?
Are you one of the following?
- Anchor Institution
- Small & Medium Enterprise
- Supply Chain Representative
Contact us for more information!Speak to a team member