Join us on Tuesday, March 15 from 6:00-8:00pm.
Our Agenda will consider 2 very important topics. The first is Metrolinx attempt to approach community benefits “differently”
Ontario is moving forward with four new transit projects totaling $28B in public money but would like to leave, the community, and Community Benefits Agreements behind!
Four projects include: Scarborough Subway Extension, Eglinton West Extension, Ontario Line and Yonge-North Extension.
CBAs are an important accountability mechanism to ensure racial and economic justice through specific commitments to good jobs and opportunities for people from historically disadvantaged communities and equity deserving groups. Through TCBN advocacy, It has been included in previous transit projects like the Eglinton Crosstown LRT and Finch West LRT which have created hundreds of good jobs and opportunities for Black, Indigenous, people of colour, newcomers and women through support, leadership and coordination by the TCBN network community, labour and social enterprise partners. At this meeting, we will:
- share recent information provided by Metrolinx CEO Phil Verster on its new approach which removes important equity targets from Community Benefits Agreements
- discuss potential implications to network members and communities across Toronto
- discuss a plan of action and how you can support
Additionally TCBN has come to the end of its first 5-year Strategic Plan.
There are hundreds of billions of dollars dedicated to infrastructure as we rebuild the economy from Covid-19. TCBN maintains that deeper work is required to ensure that the opportunities and benefits of upcoming economic growth projected for Toronto are shared more broadly. We invite you to contribute to our strategic planning process and help determine our path forward over the next five years, 2022 to 2027. Please complete the Strategic Planning Guide & Workbook and return it to [email protected] before the meeting.