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,