Toronto’s prosperity is not shared by all. Poverty strains the social and economic fabric of our city. Increasing access to quality jobs, improving low-wage work for precarious workers, and strengthening local neighbourhood economies are our priorities. We concentrate on long-term strategies that can create sustainable economic opportunities for low- income people and communities in Toronto. Real impact requires multiple, well-aligned efforts by many partners. We invest in community-based strategies, collaborative learning and capacity building, robust research that connects policy to practice, and working with organizational partnerships to addressing systemic issues.
Inclusive Local Economies Highlights
During these sessions, Inclusive Local Economies Program Director Adriana Beemans will provide an overview of the 10-month program and answer questions in advance of its June 16, 2020 application deadline.* Attendance is strongly encouraged for those considering applying to the program. However, it is not a prerequisite for applying. The Toronto Sector Skills Academy was established in 2016 to foster leadership and invest in local talent that understands and can apply sector strategies to the local economy. This leadership program is the first of its kind in Canada, and is offered by Metcalf in partnership with The Aspen Institute.