Whether you know all your neighbours or if you've just moved into a newly-established community, there's always a way to become more engaged within your community. Simply put, community engagement is the process of becoming involved in decisions that affect you and your community. This may entail the planning, development and management of services. Or, it may be about tackling the problems of a neighbourhood, such as maintenance of local facilities or lack of playgrounds for children. We believe that strong communities are built through the collective experiences and ideas of residents who strive to make a lasting difference.
This year, the City of Toronto will be developing a City of Toronto Natural Environment Trail Management Strategy that will protect the City of Toronto's natural areas while offering safe and enjoyable recreational opportunities for all natural environment/dirt trail users.
The City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry & Recreation (PFR) Division's Parks Plan was approved by City Council in May 2013. This multi-year plan will help to improve the public's use and enjoyment of parks and trails, and includes strategies to manage growth and protect the long-term integrity of the parks system.
The City of Toronto's Parks, Forestry & Recreation (PFR) Division's Recreation Service Plan was approved by Council November 2012. This multi-year plan will help to ensure that Toronto residents continue to have access to recreation and leisure programs and services that are relevant and that meet the needs of the diverse communities in the city.
Looking to give back to your community? We have many opportunities available in an array of interests, from Toronto's Special Events (Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Calvacade of Lights) to Naturalization Volunteers. Whether you have some spare time or are looking to make a difference, look up a position and volunteer today!