Rosemarie Powell

Rosemarie Powell, Executive Director

Rosemarie Powell is Executive Director of the Toronto Community Benefits Network, co-founder of the Canadian Building Diversity Institute and Owner of Big on Green Property Management. She has been a passionate advocate for social, economic, and environmental justice for over 20 years and has advanced equitable approaches to policy development and implementation at various levels of government. Her community engagement and environmental advocacy work earned several awards for leadership and imagination.

Building on TCBN’s initial success of negotiating Ontario’s first Community Benefits Framework for the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, Rosemarie has forged strategic partnerships among community, labour and industry leaders across Canada and positioned the coalition as a key systems intermediary to unlock thousands of good jobs in construction and hundreds of millions in local and social procurement opportunities through investment in public infrastructure and urban development for equity deserving groups.

Learn more and join the TCBN’s efforts advance community benefits in policy and practice,

Rosemarie Powell's latest activity
published Call Hub 2024-06-03 10:35:03 -0400
published Volunteers 2024-05-23 16:22:00 -0400

Apply to Volunteer with Us

TCBN is seeking volunteers for our 2024 Building Diversity Awards. Are you interested and available June 14th from 4pm to midnight? Please take 10 minutes to thoroughly complete the following survey to tell us about yourself and your affiliation to TCBN. After you complete this survey, we will invite you to an information session to get more details about the specific roles, responsibilities and benefits of volunteering. Also, if we select you as a volunteer, you will need to send us a professional photo and attend an orientation session.

P.S. TCBN volunteers always have the most fun! Join us.


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published Peoples Choice Vote 2023-05-04 08:45:01 -0400

Vote now by entering your email address below

Select your candidate for the Community Benefits Champion Award. From the shortlisted nominees named in the survey, check off the individual or individuals you consider to have made extraordinary efforts to advance the community benefits movement in policy and practice. Need more information? Read their bios HERE.

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published Peoples Choice Vote 2023-05-04 07:46:56 -0400

Peoples Choice Vote

Vote now to help us select the recipient of the Community Benefits Champion Award. From the candidates listed below, who do consider most as having made extraordinary efforts to advance the community benefits movement in policy and practice. Check off the name of the candidate (or candidates) below who resonated most with you. 

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published BDA2023 Guest Survey 2023-05-03 08:35:07 -0400

BDA 2023 Dietary and Accessibility Survey 

Thank you for registering to attend this year's Annual Building Diversity Awards, happening at the Design Exchange (234 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5K 1B2) on Saturday, May 13th, 2023 at 6 pm.  We will be hosting a sit down dinner, and will require information about your dietary needs. Furthermore, we will also need any accessibility needs for the evening. Please complete the short survey now. It will take five minutes and help ensure you enjoy a most positive experience!

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published Thank You 2023-03-29 09:30:36 -0400

Thank You

Thank you for your support! Your support will continue to enrich the lives of our NexGen Builders. We look forward to seeing you at the Gala on June 14th.  Learn more here, If you haven't already done so, make sure to submit a nomination for the awards,

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