Our agenda is set every four years at our CivicAction Summit where we identify the issues keeping the region up at night. Then we hit the ground running and get to work, working with partners from all sectors to create initiatives that transform our region.
On April 28th, 2015, Better City Bootcamp drove attention to five interrelated themes influencing our region’s personal and community health and well-being:
Housing affordability and the growing need to match seniors’ healthcare to housing options.
Download Jumping into Action, to learn more about the conversations, ideas and actions generated from the Better City Bootcamp report.
During the last four years we’ve also continued to better connect young people to opportunities through ourEscalatorinitiative.
Pull Up Your Socks was an onsite art installation by local artists Parimal Gosai and Christina Ott made possible by Toronto Arts Council, TIFF, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
True to the CivicAction model, attendees, speakers, and panelists represented a wide range of voices and experiences to help inform an all hands on deck approach to these five complex urban challenges.
For Better City Bootcamp, we broadened our reach to bring the conversation to more people than ever by live-streaming the event, having satellite locations, and engaging in digital conversations. Thank you to Rexdale Community Hub and the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus—the hosts of our satellite locations—for helping us to engage mo re people across the region!
To see how the how the day unfolded, visit our YouTube channel to see remarks from Former Premier Kathleen Wynne, Mayor John Tory, CivicAction CEO Sevaun Palvetzian, Former CivicAction Chair Rod Phillips, the ‘Connecting the Dots’ morning panel, and a powerful closing by spoken word artist Mustafa the Poet.
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Our Summit is made possible by the generous support of our in-kind partners.
Pull Up Your Socks
Pull Up Your Socks was an onsite art installation by local artists Parimal Gosai and Christina Ott made possible by: