Gathering businesses, nonprofits, government, and philanthropic leaders to explore how together we build our Local Sustainable Economies
About this event
Local Sustainable Economies
6-part regional online discussion series, 2022
We believe that Southern Georgian Bay can meet today’s needs of the planet, its people, and economic vitality…without compromising the needs of future generations.
Opportunity: Gather businesses, nonprofits, government, and philanthropic leaders and build on the Institute’s 2021 programming and input from over 400 participants. Integrate the knowledge being shared in the UN Habitat in Towns: Collingwood World Summit held in 2020 and 2021, and work together to create integrated, resilient, and equitable transformations towards sustainability.
The Local Sustainable Economies series will explore:
- Key elements of successful local economies,
- How they can contribute to a more resilient, inclusive, safe, and sustainable region, and
- How best to work together on strategies, collaborative projects, and measure our success.
PART 2 – Sustainable Affordable Housing: Data to Drive Effective Decision-Making
Wednesday, June 22, 4:30-6pm
Affordable Housing: spending only 30% of pre-tax household income on shelter costs including rent or mortgage payments, realty taxes and utilities, for everyone.
This community conversation for the Grey/Simcoe region is a chance to hear what the numbers tell us about finding home in our communities in the midst of a housing crisis. The goal of this event is to bring residents and business, government, nonprofit and philanthropic leaders together to discuss how each of us can help.
Stuart Reid, Executive Director, Community Foundation Grey Bruce and Marg Scheben-Edey, Chair of the Regional Affordable Housing Task Force South Georgian Bay will share their data perspective from two recently published reports. These reports illustrate the magnitude of this community challenge and how it affects all of us. Through this knowledge-sharing we are better-positioned to move towards solution-making, where each of us can play a role.
Please join this important conversation!
Pre-reads to find out more:
- Vital Focus on Housing, published by Community Foundation Grey Bruce
- Regional Affordable Housing Task Force South Georgian Bay Report, which includes data on The Blue Mountains, Clearview, Collingwood, Meaford, and Wasaga Beach.
Questions for our speakers:
- Why do we have an affordable housing problem?
- What are the consequences when there is a lack of affordable housing?
- How is this a social justice and an economic sustainability issue?
- What can municipalities do?
- What can we all do?
We hope that you can join this important discussion and participate in the question and answer period and on the chat.
If not now, when? Let’s create collaborative solutions to our housing and environmental challenges and begin connecting innovative towns and districts to accelerate progress!
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