Community Benefits

"Community benefits" is a way of leveraging dollars already being spent, often on large infrastructure and development projects, to maximize economic and social returns for local communities.

Dina conducts studies, provides policy advice, and consults to governments, foundations and private contractors on how to implement community benefits – an emerging field in Canada.  She has been a guest speaker at events hosted by the International Project Finance Association and the Association of Municipalities of Ontario, among others, and taught a course on Community Benefits and Infrastructure in the Urban Studies Program at Innis College, University of Toronto in 2017.  Recent clients include Sidewalk Labs, the Regional Municipality of York, and Trillium Transit Partners.