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Leap into a Green Economy with Good Jobs for All!

The Good Jobs for All Coalition (GJFA) is an alliance of community, labour, social justice, youth and environmental organizations in the Toronto region. It was formed in 2008 to start a focused dialogue on how to improve living and working conditions in Canada’s largest urban centre.

The Coalition’s goal is to develop strategies that affirm the values of a truly just society – healthy communities, a sustainable economy, strong public services, equity, and decent work for all.

On February 29th the Good Jobs for All Coalition held a City of Toronto Forum on Green Jobs. Participants included:
* Moderated by Nigel Barriffe and Carolyn Egan.
* Welcome greetings by Winnie Ng.
* Rajean Hoilett Chairperson of Canadian Federation of Students (CFS-Ontario)
* John Cartwright President of TYRLC
* Cheryl Teelucksingh and Laura Zeglen, co-authors of the 2016 report entitled “Building Toronto: Achieving Social Inclusion in Toronto’s Emerging Green Economy” for Metcalfe’s Green Prosperity series.
* Prince Sibanda Toronto Community Benefits Network
* Ameen Binwalee

Recorded in Toronto, 29 February 2016.

Leap into a Green Economy

LeapIntoEconomyThe Good Jobs for All Coalition will be hosting a City of Toronto Forum on Green Jobs. Participants will include the Canadian Federation of Students (Ontario), Professor Cheryl Teelucksingh, co-author of the 2016 report entitled “Building Toronto: Achieving Social Inclusion in Toronto’s Emerging Green Economy” for Metcalfe’s Green Prosperity series, and the Toronto-York Labour Council. The Toronto-York Labour Council will speak to its January 2016 “Labour and Climate Change Statement”, prepared following the Paris COP21, which calls on the City of Toronto to transform its approach to energy and the environment.

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When: Monday Feb 29, 6pm to 9pm
Where: Ted Rogers School of Management 55 Dundas St West, Toronto

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Will the WTO Affect Local Green Job Opportunities in TO?

Could this ruling make it harder for us to achieve our goal and have Toronto Hydro install solar panels on public buildings across the city?   Read Council of Canadian’s article, share your opinion by commenting on the article.