Building Back Better: Community Benefits and Social Inclusion
We are in a tremendously powerful moment. At a time when small businesses are under threat, jobs are disappearing and our local economies are being devastated, racial economic justice and environmental sustainability must be a priority in Canada’s recovery and rebuild plan.
With all levels of government committed to investing billions of dollars to build, repair and/or retrofit public infrastructure over the next decade, now is the time to shape strong community benefits policies that prioritizes equity, economic justice, and fairer local economies.
Grace-Edward Galabuzi – Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University (Moderator)
Matti Siemiatycki – Interim Director of the School of Cities and Professor of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto
Colette Murphy – Chief Executive Officer at Atkinson Foundation
Rosemarie Powell – Executive Director at Toronto Community Benefits Network
Fausto Natarelli – Adjunct Professor at York University’s School of Public Policy and Administration
Chris Campbell – TCBN Labour Co-Chair and Equity and Diversity Representative of Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario