Through a partnership with the United Way of Greater Toronto, Social Planning Toronto has been engaging the community service sector to build a shared vision for a just and equitable pandemic recovery. Over the past year, SPT has been convening the Just Recovery Action Committee, a group of representatives from across the twelve Community Coordination Plan (CCP) Clusters to work collaboratively towards systems and policy change. Informed by the experiences of over 150 community-sector agencies, the committee has identified key priority areas needed for a just and equitable recovery in Toronto.
Our objectives in this work are to:
- Build a shared vision for change grounded in the experiences of CCP cluster agencies
- Leverage opportunities & collaborations to create change
- Create space and conditions for big ideas
- Build capacity to participate in policy change & advocacy
For more information about this initiative, please contact Melissa Wong, Director, Engagement & Strategic Initiatives, [email protected].
Shared Priorities & Vision
Toronto’s Community sector and frontline service agencies have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic to respond to new and emerging challenges as clients seek their support and help:
- Food security
- Housing and homelessness
- Emergency shelter
- Community safety & community-based alternatives to policing
- Harm reduction/the opioid epidemic
- Community Sector funding
For more information, visit our Just Recovery Action Committee Priorities & Shared Vision document/page.
We are working to document and share ideas that support a vision for a just and equitable pandemic recovery. To learn more about the op-eds we have written, the discussions we have facilitated, and the resources that we have collected, check out our page, Ideas for Change: Just and Equitable Recovery.