Toronto for All
"We believe in a Toronto where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. A city where we all work together to make sure none of us gets left behind. Here, you will find the tools you need to be part of a Toronto that is more welcoming, more inclusive and better for all of us."
Why address men's homelessness?
Because homeless men are among the most vulnerable residents in our city, the way we tackle housing them needs to change. Instead of traditional shelter models, we are moving forward with a housing and services model that provides enhanced support to men experiencing homelessness. This means men can receive more personalized and focused support as they begin the process of rebuilding their lives. Services will also be delivered in a way that engages and enriches communities across our city. The first step is one that we all must take – do we want to include our most vulnerable, or ignore them? Which Toronto do we want to be?
Why address anti-Black racism?
Anti-Black racism still exists in Toronto – especially in the biases we hold that inform the decisions and judgements we make every day. Working with our friends at OCASI, we want to be leaders in helping people both confront their biases and learn how they can do to make our city an inclusive and prosperous place for everyone.
Why address Islamophobia?
Toronto is one of the most diverse and welcoming places in the world, but some Muslims still experience harassment. We partnered with OCASI to remind us all that Toronto belongs to everyone – and that Muslims are as much a part of the fabric of our city as any other group of people. Everyone who lives here deserves the benefit of the inclusiveness and support that has made our city envious to the rest of the world.
Why address transgender youth of colour?
We want a welcome, safe and inclusive environment for trans youth of colour in Toronto. For this to happen, it’s imperative to understand the complexities of gender and race as well as the difference between sex and gender. Trans youth of colour are part of Toronto’s LGBTQ community yet they are underserved and often experience neglect, bias and violence because of transphobia and racism. We partnered with the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) and a committee of trans youth of colour from across the city to develop this campaign and inform, educate and create opportunities to learn about these issues.
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