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Building Inclusive Communities: Cross-Canada Perspectives and Strategies

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Oakham House, 63 Gould Street (at Church Street), Ryerson University

The Laidlaw Foundation and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities invite you to a public forum.

The Laidlaw Foundation and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have collaborated on organizing soundings in ten communities across Canada to determine the conditions and capacities required to build inclusive communities. These soundings have provided community input into the development of a discussion paper on a national social infrastructure strategy for Canada. Participants in that process will present the paper and the perspectives that emerged and invite feedback on strategies for moving forward.

Presenters include

* Anver Saloojee, Moderator, Ryerson Politics Department and Laidlaw Foundation

* Peter Clutterbuck, Coordinator, Social Planning Networks of Ontario, and Marvyn Novick, Social Policy Professor, Ryerson University, co-authors of the Building Inclusive Communities discussion paper

* Michael Phair, Edmonton City Councilor and Chair, FCM Standing Committee on Social Infrastructure

* Olivia Chow, Toronto City Councilor

* Jim Green, Vancouver City Councilor (invited)

* Susan Pigott, CEO, St. Christopher House and Steering Committee member, Toronto Summit Alliance

* Other community representatives to be confirmed

For more information, and to register, contact Larisa Farafontova, administrative assistant, Laidlaw Foundation, at [email protected] or call (416) 964-3614 x305.