[VIDEO] Toward a Green and Just Recovery from COVID-19: An Online Panel Discussion

This discussion was the first in a new online series by Toronto Environmental Alliance to envision a just and green recovery for Toronto. Watch the video recording.


When: Thursday, April 23rd from 4-5 pm

COVID-19 has been an unparalleled global crisis and one which shows clearly many of the deep fault lines in our society that existed before this pandemic began. Torontonians were already struggling to access good jobs, stable housing, and healthy food, and our city was facing a climate crisis. 

Now, governments are beginning to plan for what the longer-term economic recovery will look like. In Toronto, Mayor John Tory has struck a new Task Force to develop a recovery plan. 

The decisions our governments make must put us on a path to recovery that builds a more just, resilient and sustainable city. 

What does that pathway to recovery look like in Toronto? What are we learning during this crisis that helps us imagine a path forward? What are concrete actions Toronto could take in its recovery plan? 

These are some of the questions we explored during an online panel discussion on April 23rd. Watch the event recording below. 


Rosemarie Powell. Rosemarie Powell is a passionate advocate for social, economic and environmental justice. Rosemarie is currently the Executive Director of the Toronto Community Benefits Network (TCBN), a community-labour coalition with a membership base of 120 groups and organizations across Toronto. 

Anjum Sultana. Anjum Sultana is the National Director of Public Policy & Strategic Communications for YWCA Canada and currently serves on the boards of the Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA), Regent Park Community Health Centre, and the Toronto Environmental Alliance.

Heather Marshall. Heather Marshall is the Campaigns Director for the Toronto Environmental Alliance. 

Moderated by Emmay Mah. Emmay Mah is the Executive Director of the Toronto Environmental Alliance. 


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