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Archive for December 5th, 2012

1)  An emergency meeting of housing advocates will be held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Wellesley Institute, 10 Alcorn Avenue, Suite 300. The purpose is to discuss and organize around the massive housing cuts in the proposed 2013 City budget. The City’s Shelter, Support and Housing Administration budget includes a $128 million cut including $72 million in provincial and federal cuts and $56 million in cuts proposed by the City.

Budget Committee – You are encouraged to sign up to depute at the Budget Committee to show strong support for the programs and the communities affected. If you can make it to the meeting, please RSVP to beth@socialplanningtoronto.org

NOTE: The Budget Committee’s public hearings are on December 10 and 11. You must register to speak – buc@toronto.ca  or 416-338-5851

For more information about the housing cuts check these links:

www.wellesleyinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Building-Better-Budgets-Housing-Flip-Sheet.pdf

www.thestar.com/opinion/publiceditor/article/1296458–affordable-housing-takes-huge-hit-in-draft-2013-city-budget

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2) A meeting will also be held at the Scarborough Civic Centre to discuss the 2013 City of Toronto Budget and how the proposed cuts will affect the communityThe Community Consultation will take place: Saturday, December 8, 2012, 2:30pm – 5:00pm, Scarborough Civic Centre (150 Borough Dr)

For more information on the event,  contact Effie at 416-706-4405 or effie@publicinterest.ca

Refer to this attachment for details about the “Scarborough Speaks out” meeting:  Scarborough speaks out-Saturday

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