At CEMA’s February 7 speakers’ series meeting, Rahul Bhardwaj president and CEO of Toronto Community Foundation and CEMA member Desalegn Eyob share a glimpse of Toronto Star special supplement issued on release of TCF’s most recent Vital Signs report. [Click photo to enlarge]
The dynamic speaker, noted for his long record of community service with such organizations as the Toronto Olympic Bid for 2008, York and Greater Toronto United Way campaigns and the foundation said Torontonians deserve praise for volunteering, concern for the environment and interest in the arts.
However, there are dark signs on the horizon. Toronto, considered fifth among world cities as the best place to live in, is beginning to lag behind the regions surrounding it. The city is losing industry, lacks sufficient affordable housing, has the longest commute-to-work times and a widening poverty gap. He stated that the disgraceful lack of a national day care program is affecting families.
The full Vital Signs report for 2007 is available at http://www.vitalsignscanada.ca/2007-10-02-e.html