Upcoming Conference Keynotes & Presentations
September 19th, 2018: Comox Valley Sustainability Forum
Learn about Cumberland's public sector leadership and the Village's role in the launch of Canada's First Regional, Community Benefit Hub on Vancouver Island. Over the next two years municipalities from across Vancouver Island and the Coastal Communities will work together to harness the power of taxpayer funded contracts to secure more Community Benefits and to move markets toward the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
In October, let's elect councilors who support this initiative.
September 27th, 2018: OPBA - Ontario Public Buyers Association - Waterloo, ON
Are We Buying the Future We Want? The Importance of People, in a People, Planet, Profit approach to Sustainable Public Procurement
Sandra Hamilton: In The News
- Island & Sunshine Coast Communities Create Community Benefit Hub - July 18th, 2018
Founding members are Cumberland, Ladysmith, Cowichan Valley Regional District, Gibsons, Powell River, Tofino, Campbell River, with the Town of Qualicum Beach and the City of Victoria sharing project leadership and administration duties.
"The concept, and need, for a national network of Regional Community Benefit Hubs was first developed during my Master's research and studies. I am delighted to see Canada's First Regional, Local Government Community Benefit Hub, being established on Vancouver Island to advance strategic public-sector procurement and to better leverage tax dollars to meet community goals."
Sandra Hamilton, Strategic Procurement Advisor & Canada's First Social MBA.
GFOA-BC May 2018:
Government Financial Officers Association of BC 2018 Innovation Award presented to Michelle Mason, Financial Officer, Village of Cumberland, in recognition of her public-sector leadership in advancing Strategic/Social Procurement in BC. Congratulations !
Sandra Hamilton is a Strategic Procurement Advisor, Speaker and Canada’s First Social MBA
Sandra specializes in working with governments, industry and non-profits to transform procurement into a more strategic function; to create more societal value through public sector supply chains and to move markets toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
For Sandra “It’s about moving beyond Do No Harm, to proactively Doing Some Good”
Known for her progressive, trade agreement compliant approach, Hamilton has designed both British Columbia’s & Alberta’s first Social Procurement Frameworks and was nominated by Global Affairs Canada to profile her work at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Symposium on Sustainable Government Procurement in Geneva. Sandra has over 20 years’ experience as a strategic advisor and business consultant. She is the former Publisher of BC Woman Magazine; Director of Marketing at The Vancouver Sun; Business Manager to Vancouver 2010 Olympics CEO John Furlong and Olympic rower Silken Laumann.
City of Hamilton, ON - Strategic Procurement Advisor - One Year Pilot
2017 Pilot: Strategic Procurement, Community Benefit Infrastructure Pilot
Project Designer & Lead - City of Victoria, Town of Qualicum Beach, City of Campbell River; VICA - Vancouver Island Construction Assn. & The Construction Foundation
2016 - 2017: RMWB - Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo -
Alberta's First Social Procurement Framework & Pilot
2015: Village of Cumberland - B.C.'s First Social Procurement Framework
2014 - 2016: NIC FEED Comox Valley
Project Designer & Lead: Sustainable Institutional Food systems
2012- 2016: Catalyst & First Graduate of Canada's Social MBA
White Paper: Building a new economy requires investing in Social Innovation as well as technological innovation
Northworks Magazine 2017 - NRCA - Northern Regional Construction Association.
Closing the skills gap and Social Value in Infrastructure:
Why Canada's $180 billion + investment in infrastructure must also be an investment in people.
BUILD Magazine 2016 - VICA - Vancouver Island Construction Association
June, 2017 ANPHA - Alberta Network of Public Housing Agencies - Provincial Conference Policy Innovation for Public Good - Social Procurement
May, 2017 Capital Cities Conference - Building Capital Economies
April 2017 Capital Project Delivery Forum
Vancouver Island Construction Association
March 2017 Canadian Construction Association Conference - Mexico Social Procurement, CETA and the changing face of public sector procurement in Canada
WTO Symposium on Sustainable Government Procurement - Geneva
Feb, 2017 Sandra Hamilton: Canadian nominee and industry expert, spoke to the importance of including People, in a People, Planet, Profit based approach to sustainable government procurement.