Budgeting for an Equitable City - Workshop Series: #1 Debunking Tax Myths & Facts

Workshop #1

Title: Debunking Tax Myths & Facts

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 6:30-8:00PM EST

Who pays taxes? Who benefits from taxes? What is the difference between a progressive tax and a regressive tax? How can taxes help tackle inequality in the city?  This interactive workshop will bring together community groups and organizations to share their insights and expertise on the links between taxes, investments in public services and the city budget. It will dispel myths related to Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), newcomers, people with disabilities and low-income communities and highlight their economic contributions to the city.

Sarom Rho, Migrant Workers Alliance for Change

Bhumika Jhamb, ACORN Toronto

Cynthia Bell, ENAGBY Indigenous Youth Agency

About the Speakers:
Sarom Rho is an organizer with Migrant Workers Alliance for Change (MWAC), a workers' organization with a cross-sectoral membership of migrants in farm work, care work and all low-waged work, which includes international students, refugees and undocumented people. At MWAC, she coordinates Migrant Students United, a group of current and former international students who are coming together across the country to fight for justice.

Bhumika is a Research and Communications Coordinator with ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) Canada, a multi-issue, membership-based community union of low- and moderate-income people. ACORN believes that social and economic justice can best be achieved by building community power for change. 

Cynthia Bell is the Executive Director at ENAGB Indigenous Youth Agency. She relocated to the City of Toronto in 2010 with her three children. She is a speaker of her indigenous language and practices her culture to ensure it is transferred to the future generations. ENAGB is the first ever Indigenous Youth Agency in the city that supports youth between 12-29 years addressing the social determinants of health using a holistic approach. ENAGB provides indigenous youth the opportunity to explore many areas of their lives that assist youth to progress into their future.

November 14, 2023 at 6:30pm - 8pm
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