[GSEF2016]: The Manitoba social enterprise strategy: building upon a decade-long experience of public procurement to reduce poverty and increase employment

North America
Local Government
Urban & Rural Regeneration / Community
Public Policy / Legal Framework

Presented at: GSEF2016 Montreal

Organisation: Canadian Community Economic Development Network - Manitoba (Government and public agencies)

Date: September 8, 2016

Presenter: Ms. Sarah Leeson Klym (Manitoba Regional Director)



The Manitoba Housing and Community Development, a public agency, has been supporting the social economy through its procurement practices for nearly a decade. By contracting from social enterprises providing employment opportunities for multi-barriered individuals, the department has been leveraging its regular purchasing (energy retrofits and apartment refreshes) to support poverty reduction and employment in the communities of Winnipeg and Brandon.