Osgoode collaborates with community partners to present Creating Opportunities Summit

Osgoode Hall Law School at York University continues to support its community partner DUKE Heights Business Improvement Association (BIA) by collaborating, together with the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN), to present the Creating Opportunities Summit 2018.

The itinerary for the two-day summit is:

Friday, March 23 from noon to 5 pm – Community Benefits Bus Tour & Networking at Duke Heights BIA, 2 Champagne Dr.
Friday, March 23 from 5 to 8pm – Dinner Celebration, The Underground Restaurant, York Student Centre Building, York University, 4700 Keele St.
Saturday, March 24 from 8:30am to 5pm – Summit, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, 78 Queens Park

Community leaders are invited to join agency and government workers for two intensive days dedicated to celebrating strengths and inspiring systemic change. The summit will advocate for the use of Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs) to create prosperity and economic inclusion, and give voice to equity-seeking and historically disadvantaged groups, minority-owned businesses, LGBTQ, racialized communities and especially youth seeking education and employment opportunities. 

As part of the two-day event, a free 90-minute bus tour will provide an overview of the Finch LRT project, promoting opportunities for community benefits through its construction. Ratna Omdivar, Canadian Senator and founder of the Global Diversity Exchange at the Ted Rogers School of Management, and a longtime leader in the struggle for social justice, will address the gathering with an important message during a keynote at Friday night’s celebration dinner.

With more than $130 billion of investment in infrastructure projected over the next 10 years, all Ontarians can achieve prosperity, organizers say. The investments will support more than 110,000 jobs annually. Sharing this support with even a fraction of Ontarians who come from equity-seeking communities will show immediate results.

For more information on the event itinerary, tickets and featured guests, visit the Community Benefits website.

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