“Fixing Canada’s Housing Crunch”: Canadian Municipalities’ National Campaign Needs Your Help

The following video presents “Michael Shapcott – Affordable Housing and Homelessness in Canada November 20, 2012.” Michael Shapcott is Director of Affordable Housing and Community Innovation at the Wellesley Institute, an independent, non-profit policy, research and social enterprise / innovation institute. Shapcott has worked extensively in Toronto, in many parts of Canada, nationally and internationally… Continue reading “Fixing Canada’s Housing Crunch”: Canadian Municipalities’ National Campaign Needs Your Help

Increasing Women’s Presence in Politics Via Toronto Regional Champion Campaign April 10, 2012

Gender inequalities exist in the political arena and are identified as follows: Although women make up 52 per cent of the Canadian population, they make up only 21 per cent of municipal councils. Canada has 24.8 per cent of women elected to federal parliament (76 of 307 seats). At the municipal level, Canada is at… Continue reading Increasing Women’s Presence in Politics Via Toronto Regional Champion Campaign April 10, 2012

Expert Advisory Panel’s Reasons to Recommend Sheppard Avenue East Light Rail Transit

Some major partners involved with the Sheppard Avenue East Light Rail Transit project are: Also, the Government of Canada, Province of Ontario and City of Toronto are bringing improved transit to North York and Scarborough. The Sheppard Avenue East Light Rail Transit (LRT) project in Toronto will have the following features: A 12km light rail… Continue reading Expert Advisory Panel’s Reasons to Recommend Sheppard Avenue East Light Rail Transit

2014 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainability Conference & Trade Show’s Host: Charlottetown, PEI

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) programs address the following concerns: Green initiatives: Green Municipal Fund: $550M fund by the Government of Canada to support municipal efforts to improve air, water and soil quality Affordable housing Affordable housing units by removing a significant number of regulatory barriers. Women in local government The United Nations defines 30… Continue reading 2014 Federation of Canadian Municipalities Sustainability Conference & Trade Show’s Host: Charlottetown, PEI

Congrats Toronto: ‘Toronto Walking Strategy’ Wins Award

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: News Release February 9, 2011 Toronto Walking Strategy wins FCM Transportation Award The City of Toronto’s Walking Strategy has won an award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for excellence, leadership and innovation in the transportation category. Approved by Toronto Council in 2009, the Walking Strategy is a 52-action blueprint for… Continue reading Congrats Toronto: ‘Toronto Walking Strategy’ Wins Award