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Join us for Councillor Wong-Tam's first-ever Healthy Neighbourhood Summit

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

Panelists:

  • 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

Sponsors:
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
E-mail: Lisa.Hoffman@toronto.ca
Cell: 416-970-3606

More info: http://www.ward27news.ca/summit

Twitter: @kristynwongtam · Facebook: KristynWongTamTO · #HealthyDowntown · www.ward27news.ca

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