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.
We work with the leadership teams of these organizations to transition spending towards social enterprise, which will lead to more opportunities for our community.
Our work with social procurement is led by Rhonda Bradley of The United Way Ottawa, 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:
Rhonda Bradley, United Way Ottawa (Chair)
Dr. Tessa Hebb, Carleton University
James Puddicombe, BOD for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa
Ethel Cote, mécènESS
Mitchell Kutney, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Don Palmer, Causeway Work Centre
Brian Gilligan, Ottawa Community Housing
Read Guernsey, Chair of the Board, Centre for Social Enterprise Development
LoriAnn Girvan, Artscape
Kendra Lafleche, Deloitte
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!
Ottawa's Social Enterprise Directory
Find goods and services from the city’s vibrant social enterprises on CSED’s SE Marketplace.
Do you know that you have the power to positively influence society by purchasing through a social enterprise?
Here’s your chance. Find goods and services from the city’s vibrant social enterprises on CSED’s SE Marketplace. Check out the list of social enterprises around Ottawa. Give back so others can bounce back.
Not on our list? Let’s get you on there!