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We want BuySmart learning events to meet the sustainable purchasing goals of your organization.

Contact Program Manager Bob Purdy if you have ideas for future learning events:

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News & Events

Buy Social Canada Summit

June 16-17, 2014 | Vancouver


The first annual Buy Social Canada Summit will take place in Vancouver on the evening of June 16 and all day June 17.

Delve deeper into the “what is” and “how to” of social purchasing. Talk to the experts about the opportunities and barriers you may encounter, learn more about social purchasing policies, tools and evaluation criteria, and find out what’s happening in other parts of the world in a range of industries.

For program details and to register, visit the Buy Social Canada website.

Program Vision

The vision of the BuySmart Network is for organizations in all sectors to recognize sustainable purchasing as smart purchasing and to make it integral to their operations.

Our Work

The BuySmart Network helps public, private and non-profit organizations learn how to purchase products and services that offer social, economic and environmental benefits and to create a sustainable purchasing strategy that supports their own goals.

Our Sponsors

The work of the BuySmart Network is possible thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, along with the contributions of partners, advisors and a circle of participants. Find out more.

Reach Us

BuySmart is a program of the Fraser Basin Council (FBC), a charitable non-profit society that advances sustainability in the Fraser River Basin, across BC, and beyond. Established in 1997, FBC brings people together from multiple sectors to learn about sustainability and find collaborative solutions to current issues.

For more on the BuySmart Network, contact , Director of External Relations and Corporate Development at the Fraser Basin Council.

Learn more about FBC by visiting