Canada’s mayors meet to launch cities’ priorities for a National Housing Strategy (26/09/2016)
Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton and chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)'s Big City Mayors' Caucus (BCMC) and Mayor John Tory will meet with BCMC colleagues at the Toronto Housing Summit, September 30, 2016 to lay out a plan to make sure that every Canadian has an affordable place to call home. The federal government will be making decisions on its Phase 2 social infrastructure fund this fall, and with consultations underway on a National Housing Strategy, mayors are bringing forward solutions to immediately address the housing crisis in Canada.
The Toronto Housing Summit brings federal, provincial, municipal officials, including the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Chris Ballard, Ontario Minister of Housing and Poverty Reduction, together with stakeholders to exchange ideas and proposals for more affordable housing.
Date: Friday, September 30
8 a.m. Media registration
9 a.m. Welcoming remarks by Toronto's Poverty Advocate, Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell, (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) and Toronto's Housing Advocate, Councillor Bailão
9:30 a.m. Keynote speech by Mayor Tory, City of Toronto
9:40 a.m. Keynote remarks from federal and provincial ministers
10 a.m. Mayors panel on the National Housing Strategy
11:10 a.m. Media availability with Big City Mayors' Caucus
11:30 a.m. Walking tour of Regent Park
Location: Daniels Spectrum - Regent Park, Ada Slaight Hall, 585 Dundas St. E.
Note: A detailed agenda will be released later this week.
Toronto Mayor John Tory, host
Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson, Chair of the FCM's Big City Mayors' Caucus
Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic
London Mayor Matt Brown
Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Montreal Deputy Mayor Russell Copeman
Ottawa Deputy Mayor Marc Taylor
Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson
For more information, please contact:
Pam Foster, Media Relations, FCM, 613-907-6298, firstname.lastname@example.org