Thursday April 14, 2022 at 6pm Online Town Hall (Zoom)
As the $10.4B Ontario Line project moves forward, Metrolinx and the Provincial Government are attempting to leave local communities behind!
Community benefits are intended to improve the well-being of local communities who are affected by large construction projects like the Ontario Line. Community Benefits Agreements are legally binding agreements (not promises!) that ensure economic and social benefits for local communities.
At this meeting, you will hear from representatives of local communities who are impacted by the Ontario Line project and discuss local community benefits priorities that must be included as part of the project.
Meeting discussion areas will include:
- Apprenticeships opportunities including at minimum 10% diverse hiring targets for women, Indigenous, Black, people of colour near the Ontario Line
- Professional, Administrative, Technical career opportunities for women, Indigenous, Black, people of colour near the Ontario Line
- Procurement targets and opportunities for local businesses in the impacted area, Indigenous owned businesses, minority owned businesses and social enterprises
- Anti Racism strategy for contractors including requirement for training for all workers on site
- Environmental Impacts
- Neighbourhood improvements and Affordable Housing
- Opportunities for local arts projects and initiatives
- Accountability and Transparency - The importance of tracking and reporting of disaggregated data and Community Benefits Working Group with community seat at the table to monitor the implementation of the Community Benefits Agreement
We have concerns about the current Metrolinx plans and need your involvement and support to ensure all of these areas addressed before the Ontario Line project moves forward!
Please register, sign the petition and share within your networks!