Support purposeful purchasing

As Small Business Month and Community Living Month wrap up, Vancouver Island Community Connections (VICC) celebrates with a Purposeful Purchasing campaign.

“Purposeful Purchasing is about recognizing that every dollar spent, if spent with purpose, will advance the economic inclusion of people with disabilities,” says Robb Webb, a VICC job developer. “The campaign highlights how inclusive hiring practices can increase business sales. Successful companies believe that a necessary business practice is to have their employees reflect the makeup of their customer base.”

Vancouver Island Community Connections helps match local adults with developmental disabilities with progressive employers in the Comox Valley. Its Purposeful Purchasing campaign, says Webb, aims to change spending habits in support of businesses with inclusive hiring practices.

“There are over 300 people accessing Community Living BC services in the Comox Valley, and all those people have family, friends, co-workers and neighbours. Add everyone in the Comox Valley who works in the community living field, along with their families and friends, and that’s a lot of purchasing power.”

If you’d like to know more about Purposeful Purchasing, or would like to find out how your business can make it part of your advertising and marketing plan, please call the Community Employment Service at 250-871-7201, or email viccemployment@gmail.com.

 

Just Posted

Comox Valley Chamber looks back on recent achievements

Chamber of Commerce Week Feb. 18-22

What to do on Family Day in the Comox Valley

Looking for something to do this Family Day? Here are some suggestions:Courtenay… Continue reading

Deported Courtenay man who came to Canada as a baby granted chance at return

Len Van Heest was deported to the Netherlands in 2017

Highland Secondary student wins Horatio Alger scholarship

Jenna Leggett grew up on Read Island where there was no electricity and no roads to her home

Trudeau’s principal secretary, Gerald Butts, resigns amid SNC-Lavalin furor

Butts categorically denies the accusation that he or anyone else in the PMO improperly pressured former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould

Lost a ring? This B.C. man will find it for you

Chris Turner founded The Ring Finders, an international directory of metal detector hobbyists

Poverty coalition has high hopes for B.C. poverty reduction strategy

Funding allocation expected to be released with 2019 budget

‘How did we get here?’: B.C. mom of transplant recipient worries about measles outbreaks

Addison, 7, cannot get a live vaccine because she has a heart transplant

Steelhead LNG stops work on Kwispaa LNG project near Bamfield

Huu-ay-aht First Nations ‘deeply disappointed; Steelhead says funding is the problem

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh calls for public inquiry over SNC-Lavalin questions

Vancouver member of Parliament Jody Wilson-Raybould resigned from cabinet last week

Canadian airlines waiting for guidance from Ottawa over X gender option

Major U.S. airlines said they will change their process so passengers can identify themselves along non-binary lines

Moose Hide campaign takes message to Canadian schools

Campaign launches new K-12 education platform

Most Read