DOWNTOWN HEALTHY NEIGHBOURHOOD SUMMIT TO HEAR FROM RESIDENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS
Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam to host first-ever Healthy Neighbourhood Summit for downtown Toronto
Despite significant efforts to build a healthy and inclusive downtown, the impacts of systemic problems due to a lack of affordable housing, sufficient social and health supports for individuals living with mental health and addictions remain at risk in the neighbourhood. Join Councillor Wong-Tam for the first-ever Healthy Neighbourhood Summit with expert panelists, facilitated round-table discussions with residents, community partners and City of Toronto staff for action planning to identify additional key resources needed to build a healthier downtown Toronto.
What: Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam's Healthy Neighbourhood Summit
When: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 6:00pm
Where: Covenant House, 21 McGill St. Entrance
- Uppala Chandrasekera, Director, Public Policy, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
- Pauline Larsen, Senior Economic Development Manager, Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area
- Constable Melissa Huntley, Neighbourhood Officer, Toronto Police Service, Division 51, FOCUS
- Susan Davis, Executive Director, Gerstein Crisis Centre
Ryerson University; Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area; Church-Wellesley Business Improvement Area; Covenant House; Toronto Public Health; Toronto Police Services; City of Toronto
Media interviews available at 5:30pm.
Media contact: Lisa Brody Hoffman
More info: http://www.ward27news.ca/summit
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