Interested in issues facing young women? Looking to explore ways to be heard by the federal government? Does a DIY cupcake decoration bar sound like an awesome way to spend your Saturday?
If you identify as female and are between 13-20, we invite you to join Vass Bednar (the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto) in identifying and discussing issues uniquely facing young women as we approach the 2015 Federal Election.
With the economy as a top talking point in this election season, topics facing young people and women from all backgrounds aren’t being prioritized. Together we can workshop specific issues to present to key Federal leaders to make ensure our voices are heard.
This event is free and conveniently located near Bathurst Station at Bloor and Bathurst. The space is wheelchair accessible, though the bathrooms are not. Snacks and refreshment will be provided.
Please RSVP using Eventbrite and email Lauren with any questions: email@example.com.
Organized by Women in Toronto Politics and Feminist Canada, partnered with Project Slut and funded by a grant from the Laidlaw Foundation.
A Federal Election Debate on Multiculturalism and the Muslim Community
On October 19th, 2015, Canadians across the country will take to the polls to vote 338 representatives into federal office. Canadian Muslims, members of a growing and diverse group in this country, will be doing so as well. However, despite the fact that Muslim communities have existed in Canada for many years now, a number of young Canadian Muslims report an increasing sense of alienation and dissatisfaction with the system.
We believe it is important that these youth voices and votes are counted during the election. In recognition of the need to highlight these voices, ‘Young, Canadian and Muslim: Making Our Ballots Count!’ was created by a concerned group of young people.
As part of this project, consultations were held in Mississauga with representatives of several youth organizations from across the GTA. During these consultations, participants came to the conclusion that they would like to receive clear answers from federal politicians through the medium of a federal election debate.
What will be debated?
1. Job opportunities for young people
2. Canada’s growing income inequality
3. Restrictions upon Canadian civil liberties
4. Recent changes to Immigration and Citizenship legislation
5. The intensification of Islamophobia in Canadian federal politics and political culture
Who will be debating?
Hon. Jason Kenney Conservative Minister of Multiculturalism (invited)
Hon. John McCallum, Liberal Critic for Multiculturalism (confirmed)
Andrew Cash, NDP Critic for Multiculturalism (confirmed)
Linh Nguyen, Green Critic for Citizenship (confirmed)
Desmond Cole (confirmed)
Naheed Mustafa (confirmed)
Ralph Nader has been called one of America’s most effective social critics. He also has been called everything from Muckraker to Consumer Crusader to Public Defender. His documented criticism of government and industry has had widespread effect on public awareness and bureaucratic power. He is the “U.S.’s toughest customer” as Time magazine noted. His inspiration and example have galvanized a whole population of consumer advocates, citizen activists, and public interest lawyers who in turn have established their own organizations throughout the country
Following the investigation into the gas plant scandal, question’s were raised about the authority, training and ethics being imparted on minister’s staff at Queen’s Park. This week we look at this report and interview three experts.
Paul Wilson: Associate Professor at the Clayton H. Riddell Graduate Program in Political Management at Carleton University. Former director of policy from 2009-2011, and also served as acting chief of staff during the 2011 election campaign in Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.
What’s the deal with women and public policy in Canada? In this episode, these policy-minded women debate the issues, the appropriate role for the state, and identify leadership opportunities for consumers. They also pretend there’s a “Women’s Party of Canada” and draft their platform.
In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada decided that the laws prohibiting physician-assisted death were unconstitutional. The Court gave the Canadian Government one year to craft new legislation or laws before eliminating the two laws from the Criminal Code. So, what’s next for Canada? What changes in policy need to take place to balance a Canadian’s desire for a dignified death with the duty to protect the vulnerable? Most importantly, as all Canadians age, what does the Carter v. Canada decision mean for us and our loved ones?
Are you between the ages of 13- 24 and interested in getting involved in youth advocacy in Toronto? Join the Toronto Youth Cabinet!
On Saturday, July 25th, the Toronto Youth Cabinet will be hosting our quarterly training. This is the opportunity for interested youth and new members to learn more about City Hall and the Cabinet, as well as qualify to vote at monthly meetings. Training will include the following sessions:
– Welcome to City Hall & the Toronto Youth Cabinet: an introduction to City resources and TYC programming
This episode will explore the organizational capacity of the not-for-profit sector. The not-for-profit is a service provider to the general public, an advocate for community needs, and an overall driver of economic growth. Despite its growing importance, it still remains overlooked in many public policy discussions. We will be asking our guests about how the sector can improve its capacity and resiliency. Furthermore, we will explore challenges facing the sector as well as innovative capacity building projects underway in the field.
MaRS Discovery District Auditorium
101 College St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Civic Design Camp is an action-packed, hands-on day of learning and sharing intended to bring together designers, public servants, and civic innovators of all stripes. Together, we will harness the power of design in creating better citizen experiences and tackling public challenges.
After successful Civic Design Camps in San Francisco, New York City and Chicago, a team of dedicated volunteers are bringing this event to Canada for the first time in Toronto.