Healthy Neighbhourhood Summit

When Nov 15, 2017 at 6:00pm 9:00pm EST
Covenant House
21 McGill St, Toronto, ON
This event has already taken place.


Community health and safety has been top of mind for Councillor Wong-Tam. We know that you have invested a significant amount of time and resources in community efforts to improve the sense of safety in your neighbourhood, through the participation of community safety audits and walks or by events to animate our parks and open spaces.

Despite the significant efforts to improve our neighbourhoods, the impacts of systemic problems due to a lack of affordable housing, sufficient social and health supports for individuals living with mental health and addictions are taking a toll on our neighbourhood. As you know, these systemic challenges are felt most heavily in our downtown parks and streets.


Join us on November 15, 2017

Join Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam on November 15, 2017 for the first-ever Healthy Neighbourhoods Summit with expert panelists, facilitated round-table discussions, and action planning. Expert panelists from Toronto Police Services, local Business Improvement Areas, and the mental health sector will present on current findings and neighbourhood needs.

Facilitated round-table discussions will provide an opportunity for you to voice concerns and identify key resources that will help support your community. There will be opportunity to share key learnings to the audience and identify ways we can work together to create stronger and healthier communities.

Make your voice heard and help build a safer, healthier, and more inclusive downtown Toronto. RSVP below!


  • Uppala Chandrasekera, Director, Public Policy, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
  • Pauline Larsen, Senior Economic Development Manager, Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area
  • Constable Melissa Huntley, Neighbourhood Officer, Toronto Police Service, Division 51, FOCUS
  • Susan Davis, Executive Director, Gerstein Crisis Centre

Thank You To Our Community Sponsors

  • Ryerson University
  • Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area
  • Church-Wellesley Business Improvement Area
  • Covenant House
  • Toronto Public Health
  • Toronto Police Services
  • City of Toronto

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