In addition to providing information about social enterprise and procurement, Buy Social Prairies manages an online directory for socially responsible businesses in Winnipeg. It aids in networking and collaboration for small businesses “suppliers” to larger corporate bodies, organizations and individuals in the general public “purchasers,” as well as for job seekers who face various challenges to finding and maintaining jobs.
Purchasers are committed to buying products and services, such as catering and transportation, from our Suppliers, whenever possible, and as often as possible.
Suppliers are local businesses and organizations that provide local and ethical goods and services to Purchasers. They are also committed to helping break barriers to employment in the inner city, by offering a ‘first chance’ to those with barriers to employment. In addition to this, Suppliers are also committed to the Community Economic Development Principles.