The Resident Advisory Committee for 2020 was made up of one resident volunteer and one resident alternate from each of the City’s 33 Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs) and 10 Emerging Neighbourhoods (ENs). The Committee’s work was guided by the TSNS 2020 vision and mission, with a primary focus on activating people, resources, and neighbourhood friendly policies.
Residents from Neighbourhood Planning Tables and Emerging Neighbourhoods came together to report on how TSNS 2020 was being implemented in their neighbourhood, and learned about and shared new opportunities with other residents.
Members participated quarterly meetings for a one year period, and also had the opportunity to participate in focus groups, community conversations, and review panels that informed and guided various components of the City’s equity strategies. The Committee also focused on building membership capacity through training opportunities.
Committee Members were selected based on a balance of lived experience of neighbourhood equity issues, active participation in local community networks and/or experience working with local agencies, interest in public policy at the municipal level and a diversity of representation, including age, gender, cultural background and experience of racialization.
The City of Toronto is working with Social Planning Toronto to create a Toronto Strong Neighbourhoods Strategy Advisory Group. The Advisory Group will be made up of reisdents from 33 Neighbourhood Improvement Areas and 10 Emerging Neighbourhoods.
The Advisory Group will provide input on: