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Council members of  the City of Toronto have come up with a strategic plan to meet the needs of the expanding seniors’ population. A  sub-committee that includes Janet Davis (East York Councillor) has been established to provide advice and input to ensure that the City remains a safe, navigable, affordable, accessible and enjoyable city for everyone.  

The information gathered at this consultation will help to identify service priorities and innovative ideas to improve senior services in our city. You are encouraged to come and share your views about Seniors Services in our City.

The Seniors Strategy Consultation will take place on  Monday October 29, 2012 at the East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto.

More details are available at these websites links:

City of Toronto Seniors Strategy
http://www.toronto.ca/seniors/strategy.htm

Janet Davis, City Councillor, Ward 31
http://www.councillordavis.com/action-centre/seniors-strategy-consultation

City looking for input into strategy to meet needs of rising senior population
http://www.torontonews24.com/toronto-news/18-community-and-events/1499-city-looking-for-input-into-strategy-to-meet-needs-of-rising-senior-population

Those who wish to participate should refer to these attachments for more information:

 SeniorsStrategy

SeniorsStrategy_Workbook

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By I. Aagaard, Guest Contributor

 

Hi there:

 

I’m back! Me, with the previous Sustainable Affordability and MISSING: National Housing policy in Federal Elections! contributions. This time I’m here with a suggestion: That tenants collectively approach Ottawa and Queen’s Park for financial help so that we, too, can do our part in saving or creating jobs during these tough times.  After all, if GM and Chrysler, to name a few, can get help from Messrs. Harper and McGuinty, then why can’t we?

 

Think about it! If our respective governments are prepared to help bail out big companies that are poster boys for a capitalist society, then (more…)

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 By I. Aagaard, Guest Contributor

 

 

In my previous piece (MISSING: National Housing policy in Federal Elections!) I focused on affordable housing, whether or not this should be viewed as a fundamental human right, and the fact that we in Canada do not have a national housing strategy.

 

In this piece I’d like to pose some questions regarding “sustainable affordability” to affordable housing. By definition, “sustainable affordability” means the affordability to a decent place to live must be sustainable. To help accomplish that, one must have a greater degree of control over one’s housing costs – i.e. the profitability factor must be decreased. More Not-for-Profit and Co-Op housing would help on that front, as would home ownership. Another factor to consider is the whole business of banks lending practices when it comes to mortgages. Just look to the US and what’s happened (more…)

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