The ICA is calling for agencies participating in YMCA Canada’s Creative Agency Services RFP to boycott the bid process until the organization agrees to make significant changes to ensure fairness for all who apply.
The ICA connected directly with YMCA Canada’s leadership on these issues to resolve them privately, but the YMCA has made a final decision that they would not make any changes to the existing RFP.
To ensure fairness, the RFP process must be stopped until changes are made. The ICA is calling on all agencies participating in the YMCA Creative Agency RFP to immediately boycott the RFP process until the YMCA adopts the following changes:
“While we greatly respect the work that the YMCA does in our communities, not for profit organizations have to be held to the same RFP standards as private business and brands.”
said Scott Knox, President and CEO of the ICA.
“Practices like this are a significant drain on Canada’s creative industries, they also prevent small and medium operators being able to afford to bid on new business opportunities. Quite simply, these practices are stifling entrepreneurship in our country.”
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