You’re invited to a two-part learning series organized by the Parkdale Community Economic Development (PCED) Planning Project. The neighbourhood wide planning initiative has been led by over 30 community-based organizations to build Decent Work, Shared Wealth, and Equitable Development in Parkdale. Through a series of community-based consultations, the Parkdale Community Planning Study identified the establishment of a Community Benefits Framework as a key direction for advancing equitable development in the neighbourhood.
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Anglican Church of the Epiphany St Mark – 201 Cowan Avenue. This first panel will provide an introductory overview of the existing development and planning processes in the neighbourhood.
- Benjamin Hoff, Urban Strategies
- Clara Stewart-Robertson, Jane-Finch Community Centre
- Claire-Helen Heese-Boutin, Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust
Moderated by Emily Paradis, University of Toronto
Community Benefits 101
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Parkdale Library – 1303 Queen Street West. This second panel will provide an in-depth look into Community Benefits Agreements as a tool for advancing equitable neighbourhood change.
- Rosemarie Powell, Toronto Community Benefit Network
- Mariam Paul, East Scarborough Storefront
- Michelle Francis, Community Action Planning Group – York West
Moderated by Jenn Miller, Atkinson Foundation