Ontario municipalities are presently undertaking their Official Plan updates to bring them into conformity with Provincial plans, policies, and growth forecasts. In the context of growing social inequities and acknowledgement of systemic barriers to opportunity for minority groups, Urban Planners are tasked with using the opportunity of official plan reviews to incorporate diversity, equity, inclusion, and reconciliation (DEIR) policies into the Official Plan.
Join ULI Toronto as we explore the ways that DEIR objectives are being advanced in the planning frameworks of other cities across North America.
This webinar will highlight several different approaches to integrating DEIR considerations into the planning process.
Due to the high level of interest in this topic and the timing of the municipal comprehensive reviews, ULI will be hosting a follow-up workshop in the Fall 2022 to unpack these issues and collaborate on policy and tools to address DEIR. Please stay tuned for details.
Welcome and Introductions:
Juneeja Varghese, Interim Director, Community Connections, United Way Greater Toronto
Cheryll Case, Founder and Principal Urban Planner, CP Planning and Early Career Canadian Leader, School of Cities, University of Toronto
Chicago: Juan Sebastian Arias, Deputy Director of Policy, Mayor's Office, City of Chicago
Minneapolis: Joe Bernard, Planning Project Manager, City of Minneapolis
Portland: Lisa Abuaf, Director of Development & Investment, Prosper Portland
Winnipeg: Laura Rempel, Planner, Urban Planning and Design Division, City of Winnipeg
Kelly Graham, Planner, SvN Architects + Planners
Liliana Da Silva, Senior Planner, City of Markham