Community Benefits

Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) are a strategic tool used in the process of building community wealth.

CBAs are negotiated agreements between a private or public development agent and a coalition of community-based groups. This coalition may include neighbourhood representatives, single-issue advocates, labour unions, social service agencies, religious congregations, faith-based groups and others. Together, they give a voice to people in infrastructure planning and land development processes – especially those individuals who have been historically excluded or marginalized from these processes and decisions that affect them.

Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats Coalition

Atkinson Foundation