Executive DirectorCompany: Toronto Community Benefits Network
Role: Session Presenter
Session: Building Bridges: Welcoming Diversity and Inclusion in Canada Through Community Benefits Agreements for Public Infrastructure Projects (S4 - F)
Rosemarie Powell is a passionate advocate for social, economic and environmental justice. She has worked for more than 20 years from the grassroots up, leading progressively to more senior management positions overseeing a number of community-based programs and services, including those with the Jamaican Canadian Association, Jane-Finch Community and Family Centre, and Skills for Change.
Currently, Rosemarie is the executive director of the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN), a community-labor coalition with a membership base of more than 85 groups and organizations across Toronto. TCBN negotiates jobs and opportunities into major infrastructure and urban development projects for historically disadvantaged communities and equity-seeking groups.