Community Benefits Coalition of BC
The Community Benefits Coalition of BC was started by members of the labour movement and local companies who believe that projects paid for by B.C. taxpayers can and should provide tangible long-lasting benefits that go beyond the mere project itself.
These benefits can be secured through Community Benefits Agreements.
Community Benefits Agreements, or CBAs, can secure work, skills training and fair wages to qualified local residents and groups who are traditionally underrepresented in the skilled trades sector, such as apprentices, Indigenous workers and women in trades.
With predetermined wages, training and worker ratios, CBAs can also ensure projects are completed on time and on budget; there is greater accountability and transparency.
Public infrastructure projects should provide direct, permanent benefits to the hard-working families of B.C.
That’s our hope.
That’s what we’re fighting for.