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CivicDish: Food for thought

CivicAction needs YOU to help us serve up a new vision for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton region. With CivicDish, you can taste-test up to three issues affecting our region, and dish out your ideas on how to solve them. Your ideas will inform CivicAction’s work to tackle affordable housing, prepare for the future of work, and unlock inclusive leadership.

Here’s how it works: All you have to do is bring together some great people over good food to help fuel your ideas, and then share what you discover with CivicAction by March 31st. Whether you’re sitting down to mealtime, coffee time or snack time discussions, we’ve developed an easy to use toolkit and way for you to share ideas with us. For the first 125 hosts in the GTHA who decide to order in, CivicAction is also providing you with a $10 Uber Eats promo code that you can use towards meal delivery. 

The recipe for success: 

STEP 1: Pick the right ingredients

You’re in charge of your event – start by deciding who to invite, which topics you want to discuss, and pick a place to gather. You’re not in it alone! We’re here to help. Whether you’re gathering over tapas or tea, biryani or breakfast, leftovers or lobster, feel free to reach out to us at info@civicaction.ca if you need any help.

Want to attend an event instead? Our partners in Hamilton and Whitby are hosting CivicDish events and anyone is welcome to join!

STEP 2: Choose your tasters

You can invite anyone you want to your event. Make a WhatsApp group, send an email around, start a text thread, create a Facebook event— whatever works best for you!

STEP 3: Give ‘em something to taco ‘bout

During the event, you’re the discussion host. Your role is to guide the discussion, make sure everyone feels respected and heard, and take notes so you can deliver your ideas and insights right to CivicAction.  To help you out, we’ve developed a CivicDish Host Toolkit – it’s packed with information about the topics, discussion questions, and useful tips.

Download our “Focus and Frame It” sheets:

Life in the skills lane

STEP 4: Take a snap of your spread

Whether you snap it for the ‘gram, DM it to a friend, or just e-mail it to your mom, share what you’re doing with your friends and family and encourage them to host their own CivicDish events.  

STEP 5: Don’t Dine and Dash – Report back!

We want to hear about interesting ideas and common themes that came up! After your event has wrapped up, submit your insights and observations to CivicAction and help inform our regional agenda for the next four years.

Special thank you to our CivicDish Partners: 

Media Partners

Activation Partners

Canvas Media Partners