Partners

Contact city@yorku.ca if you would like to become a partner of the City Institute.

2017-2019

The Shared Path Consultation Initiative (Shared Path), is a Partner at CITY, with contact maintained through Clara Fraser, Ph.D. Candidate in FES at York University. Shared Path is a not-for-profit organization focused on the intersection of land use planning processes and Aboriginal and Treaty rights in Ontario. Shared Path works towards building bridges between Indigenous communities and local governments. Its main objective is to collect and create resources concerning Aboriginal and Treaty rights and Indigenous interests within the urban and regional planning process, in order to support Indigenous-municipal communications, and to approach collaboration so that it encourages the Indigenous voice as the place from which to begin the conversations around changes in planning and the impacts of the Duty to Consult and Accommodate and Ontario planning legislation. The long-term goal of Shared Path is to develop a comprehensive, coordinated program of educational activities including workshops, symposia, training, collaborative research, and best practice guidelines. Through the use of educational tools and resources, Shared Path and its partners seek to illuminate systemic problems of the current planning and framework, and promote alternative systems of planning that are informed by the Indigenous peoples.

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2019-2020
Our Greenway, is a Partner at CITY, which is led by Darnel Harris, MES who is a Visiting Scholar at CITY. Our Greenway is trying to build a 21 KM linear park conservancy and mobility pathway in Toronto's northwest, which would connect communities, provide extreme weather protection, improve health outcomes and provide a wealth of jobs and financial security for communities that need it greatly. By providing a low speed mobility option that is safe and comfortable and practical, we would open up employment and mobility options for all ages. For more information, or to connect, see www.ourgreenway.ca.