Many female-identified persons, including trans people, women, and gender non-binary individuals, residents, and workers have reported feeling increasingly unsafe while engaging in their daily activities and routines across the city and in particular, parts of the downtown. This can be attributed to many things such as fewer people commuting as individuals are working from home and increasing rates of poverty - making the existing mental health and homelessness crises more visible.
On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, in partnership with Dixon Hall, Councillor Wong-Tam will be hosting a Women’s Safety Panel Discussion to name and bring to light these realities, as well as to provide strategies and resources for female-identified community members. We will have presentations from special guests Susan Davis (Executive Director, Gerstein Crisis Centre), Pauline Larson (Director of Economic and Community Development, Downtown Yonge BIA), Uppala Chandrasekera (Social Worker), Scott McKeen, (Community Safety & Wellbeing Unit, City of Toronto), and Inspector Susan Gomes (Toronto Police Services, 51 Division), followed by a Q & A. If you wish, please submit your questions in advance of the meeting, you will be asked after RSVPing to enter them.
When: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST
Where: RSVP to join https://www.kristynwongtam.ca/safetypanel
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