Webinar looks at rebuilding after the pandemic through community benefits policies, Jan. 21

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Join the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN) and co-sponsors the Atkinson FoundationCity Institute at York UniversitySchool of Cities at University of Toronto and City Building Ryerson for a discussion on building back better through community benefits and social inclusion.

The event will take place Thursday, Jan. 21, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Zoom.

At a time when small businesses are under threat, jobs are disappearing and local economies are being devastated, racial economic justice and environmental sustainability must be a priority in Canada’s recovery and rebuild plan.

With all levels of government committed to investing billions of dollars to build, repair and/or retrofit public infrastructure over the next decade, now is the time to shape strong community benefits policies that prioritize equity, economic justice, and fairer local economies.

Event speakers from diverse backgrounds will discuss this during this engaging and informative event.

Grace-Edward Galabuzi, associate professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University, will serve as the discussion moderator. The discussion will feature contributions from the following individuals:

Fausto Natarelli, adjunct faculty member in the York University School of Public Policy and Administration in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies; Matti Siemiatycki, interim director of the School of Cities and professor of geography and planning at the University of Toronto; Colette Murphy, chief executive officer at the Atkinson Foundation; Rosemarie Powell, executive director at TCBN; and Chris Campbell, TCBN Labour co-Chair and equity and diversity representative of the Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario.

Event information and registration is available here.