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After years of advocacy by our community-labour coalition, the City of Toronto has adopted a new landmark Community Benefits Framework to create more jobs and opportunities for historically disadvantaged communities and equity seeking groups, including local, diverse owned businesses and social enterprises. Learn more about the Framework. Join the movement. Get access to the jobs and opportunities created through community benefits.
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The Atkinson Foundation commissioned University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre for two reports on how economic action can be taken to...
Provincial Bill 6 Approved, Infrastructure Legislation Now Includes Community Benefits The Ontario Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act (20150 provides the...
Colette Murphy, Executive Director, Atkinson Foundation
Unlike old-style backroom deal-making and shallow public consultations, residents are meaningfully engaged in the process of creating a Community Benefits Agreement. This approach earns community support for development projects, diffuses opposition, and builds the reserves of trust, skill and resolve needed to tackle other complex issues.
Mayor John Tory, City of Toronto
I am quite willing to look at (Community Benefits on Municipal Infrastructure Projects). I want to be careful in terms of (adding restrictions) which can drive up cost... But I think it is important. It’s been proven to be done successfully and you can employ local people, whether it’s in places like Regent Park… or at Metrolinx.
Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
There are people coming together in a brand new way in Toronto through the Toronto Community Benefits Network… (using) the development process to create opportunities and long term benefits for low income individuals and communities…There is 130 Billion dollars of infrastructure coming through the province in the next 10 years, a large part will be in the GTA.