Come learn about how to gain greater community control over development in Parkdale!
On Community Benefits is a two-part learning series organized by the Parkdale Community Economic Development (PCED) Planning Project. The neighbourhoodwide 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.
Our first panel, Development 101, will provide an introductory overview of the existing development and planning processes in the neighbourhood. Our second panel, Community Benefits 101, will provide an in-depth look into Community Benefits Agreements as a tool for advancing equitable neighbourhood change.
On Community Benefits: Development 101
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Anglican Church of the Epiphany St Mark – 201 Cowan Avenue
- 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
On Community Benefits: Community Benefits 101
Thursday, June 29th, 2017 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Parkdale Library – 1303 Queen Street West
- 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
The learning series will lead into action-oriented community-based workshops throughout the summer to collectively develop demands for community benefits in Parkdale.