The Project Agreement requires CTS to produce a Community Benefits and Liaison Plan. Crosslinx submitted the plan to Metrolinx in January 2016, and although it was not officially approved until the fall, implementation is well underway. This report is a summary of the plan as well as the progress and results CTS has achieved to date.
The objective of the Community Benefits and Liaison Plan is to maximize training, employment and procurement opportunities for Eglinton-area residents and businesses. Crosslinx is meeting these objectives by:
- Recruiting for Crosslinx employment opportunities
- Providing training and workforce development opportunities to youth and others facing barriers to employment
- Procuring goods and services from local businesses and social enterprises whenever possible
- Undertaking community engagement