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Tue, May 17



An Introduction to Social Procurement for Rural Alberta

An Introduction to Social Procurement for Rural Alberta: The What, Why and How

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An Introduction to Social Procurement for Rural Alberta
An Introduction to Social Procurement for Rural Alberta

Time & Location

May 17, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. MDT


About the Event

Every purchase has an economic, environmental and social impact, whether intended or not. Social procurement is about capturing those impacts and seeking to make intentional positive contributions to both the local economy and the overall vibrancy of the community. It is emerging across Canada as a powerful tool for building healthy communities.

In this webinar, Buy Social Canada and AB Seed will introduce the what, why and how of social procurement to help you increase the reach and impact of your existing purchasing. There will also be an opportunity to engage with AB Seed on connecting and working with socially responsible businesses in rural Alberta, and how social procurement can help these businesses play a more important role in our society. As an institutional or government purchaser / influencer, you can harness the power of your purchasing to create impact. Purchasing is more than an economic transaction, it’s an opportunity to transform communities.

The workshop will be interactive, and there is limited space. Register now!

NOTE: The Zoom link for the workshop will be sent 2 days prior to the event.

About Buy Social Canada

Buy Social Canada is the national leader in educating, advocating and engaging in social procurement projects, advancing impact through the power of buying. As a social enterprise, their mission is to use social procurement as a means to build healthy, vibrant communities. They bring together purpose driven purchasers and social enterprise suppliers to build business relationships and offer a Canada-wide social enterprise certification.

Buy Social Canada works with community, private sector, and governments to provide training and develop policy and resources. You can find their suite of open-source learning tools and social enterprise directories at

About AB Seed

AB Seed is building the social economy ecosystem in Alberta by enhancing collaboration, communication, and strategization of leaders and contributors working in the social economy.

Our vision for Alberta’s future is to be the best place to build and grow the social economy. We exist to increase the scale of these communities' impact and improve social outcomes for all Albertans.

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