Thank you for your support and participation as we organized this year’s Annual General Meeting, held June 19. It is through your expertise, guidance and commitment that our community-labour coalition continues to grow and innovate.
Read our Annual Report to see how you helped us achieve amazing outcomes in 2017. Importantly, as we move forward into 2018, we will be focused on restructuring TCBN's working groups to better support our Community Benefits Programs and Campaigns and engaging our membership in the development of the City of Toronto's Community Benefits Framework.
See below a recap of the AGM.
We thank our panelists, Judy Brooks of Metrolinx, Patience Adamu of Crosslinx and Jay Peterson of Construction Connections for sharing progress on the Eglinton Crosstown Community Benefits Program and giving us a sneak-peek of what to expect on future infrastructure projects. We thank Alejandra Bravo of the Broadbent Institute for facilitating our break-out sessions.
Our keynote speaker Daniele Zanotti never fails to inspire! We thank him for his leadership in upholding and championing the principles of community benefits throughout the region.
We are pleased to welcome Sarah Ali, Brandon Hay and Nigel Barriffe, three community leaders who will join our dynamic and talented Board of Directors.
This year for our inaugural Community Benefits Champions Awards, we recognized some outstanding resident leaders who made all the difference in securing a win for the community from expanded gaming at the Woodbine Casino. In the photo, Hibaq Gelle, Barry Thomas, Mustafa Abdi and Patricia Edwards.Shout out to Maurine Campbell, Chloe-Marie Brown, Peter D’Gama and Glyn Wood who were not able to join us in person. They were certainly there in heart!
Finally, we hope you will join us for our community barbecue and celebration on Saturday, July 14th at the Elmbank Community Centre, where we will start to get the message out to the community about the jobs and opportunities being created through the Community Benefits Agreement on the Woodbine Casino.