Infrastructure planning and investment should promote community benefit, and the Government of Ontario can advance and amplify this principle into a broader, cross-government policy framework that enables public infrastructure investments to achieve enhanced returns. A community benefits policy framework is not about spending more money. It is about the smartest use of planned investments so as to extract the greatest possible benefits from them for communities across Ontario. A community benefits policy framework is about rethinking “best value” in procurement so that our public dollars can support multiple policy objectives at the same time.
Policies & frameworks:
The Community Benefits Policy Framework for Ontario
Government of Ontario