Saturday, 7 February 2015

Policies That Build Community: Ryerson Forum, 27 Feb. 2015

This event came to our notice via the Toronto Social Forum:

Policies that Build Community - Is current Public Policy effective in helping to create a community where people belong?

DATE: Feb 27th, 9:30am-3:30pm
PLACE: Ryerson University, Jorgenson hall - Room POD250 (380 Victoria Street Toronto)

To register visit Community Living Ontario.

Community Living Ontario, in collaboration with the Ryerson School of Social Work, the Ryerson School of Disability Studies and the CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy is hosting a forum to explore this question. Through our discussions, we hope to help identify some priority issues that could be the focus of Community Living Ontario’s advocacy agenda.

Come and spend a day with some of Canada’s best thinkers on public policy and inclusion, including two leading experts: Sherri Torjman and Michael Prince.

Who Should Attend?

The event is open to anyone interested in being part of the discussion. We welcome members of Community Living Ontario along with all others who support community inclusion, including people with disabilities, family members, volunteers, service providers, students, educators, policy makers, etc.

Sherri Torjman
Sherri Torjman is Vice-President of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy. Sherri is the author of the book Shared Space: The Communities Agenda. She has also written numerous Caledon reports including Reclaiming our Humanity, Caring for the Caregivers, Proposal for a National Personal Supports Fund, Five-Point Plan for Reforming Disability Supports, The Disability Income System in Canada: Options for Reform, and many others.

Michael Prince
Dr. Prince teaches policy and organizational analysis in public administration at the University of Victoria. Michael is the author of the book Absent Citizens: Disability Politics and Policy in Canada and is currently Co-Principal Researcher with the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) on a five year communityuniversity alliance project entitled “Disability Poverty, Enabling Citizenship.”

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