Invite to Community Conversations


Invite to Community Conversations

City Council adopted on December 5, 2017 the Toronto Action Plan to Confront Anti-Black Racism. The Toronto Action Plan is an accumulation of two years of research, a collaborative effort with 11 community agencies, and engagement from approximately 800 members of Toronto’s diverse Black communities in 41 community conversations organized in 2017. The action plan includes 22 recommendations and 80 actions the City will undertake. The City would like to invite you to a community conversation to learn more about the action plan, key timelines, and how you can stay involved. Please join us at one of the following:

Community Conversation 1:  

Wednesday, June 13th

Hosted by: African Training & Employment Centre

Time: 5:30PM TO 9PM

Location: Friends House, 60 Lowther, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1C7



Community Conversation 2:  

Thursday, June 14th

Hosted by: CAFCAN/ Jamaican Canadian Association

Time: 6PM TO 9PM

Location: JCA Community Centre, 905 Arrow Road, North York, Ontario M9M 2Z5



Community Conversation 3:  

Friday, June 15th

Hosted by: Taibu Community Health Centre

Time: 4:30PM TO 7PM

Location: 27 Tapscott Road #1, Scarborough, Ontario M1B 4Y7


Community Conversation 4:  

Tuesday, June 19th

Hosted by: Black Coalition For AIDS Prevention

Time: 5PM TO 7:30PM

Location: 20 Victoria Street, 4th Floor, Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8


Refreshments and a snacks will be served. Accessible supports will be in place but please RSVP ahead of time and advise if you will need childminding, ASL or TTC tokens. Please RSVP by June 7, 2018 at the emails provided above.


Opportunities at the City

The AnchorTO initiative has developed a shared framework–the AnchorTO Blueprint—to guide public sector institutions on how to implement a social procurement initiative/strategy within their institutions. It is the culmination of numerous learning sessions, working group sessions, and feedback. At the moment, it currently exists as a series of powerpoint presentations, speaking notes, and some rough raw draft content. AnchorTO is looking for a content writer to develop clear, accessible copy to use in a publicly accessible toolkit and website.

The successful copy writer will be responsible for adapting the existing source material into a 6-module guide, no longer than 20-25 pages in length total. The writer would be responsible for text only. Design and graphics are not required.

Interested parties should contact Wayne Chu ( with:

·         a description of relevant qualifications or experience with similar projects

·         description of previous experience or knowledge of social procurement, social value purchasing, supply chain diversity, workforce development and/or community benefits

·         up to 3 samples of previous writing

Respondents may be invited for a further interview to clarify qualifications or to provide references. Selected respondents will be invited to bid on the project in a second stage.

Deadline to apply by is Wednesday, June 13th by 11:59pm