Tuesday, September 23, 2008

THE CONVERSION OF ALEXANDRA PARK PUBLIC HOUSING INTO ATKINSON HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE

Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education,

University of Toronto (OISE/UT)
252 Bloor St. West, Toronto

St. George subway station
Room 12-199

Tom Clement
Executive Director, Co-Operative Housing Federation of Toronto


Jorge Sousa
Assistant Professor, University of Alberta

Tom Clement will introduce, “Atkinson Co-op Revolution,” a short film about community development activities resulted in young people engaging in their co-op by running for the board of directors. Atkinson Co-op’s board now has five directors under 25 years of age, and Tom will be joined by members of the Atkinson Co-op to respond to questions and to share their experiences.


Jorge Sousa will discuss the Atkinson conversion as it relates to housing policy and community building initiatives, including the need to align the two. Jorge will also describe ongoing efforts to convert public housing projects into co-operative communities in other jurisdictions.

This session will be moderated by David Hulchanski, Director, Centre for Urban and Community Studies, Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto

Bring your lunch and mug. Water, coffee and tea will be provided. For more information, contact us at: (416) 978-0022 or secspeaker@oise.utoronto.ca

The event will be broadcast live at the time of the event and we will accept email questions from remote participants. Click here for instructions and to view the webcast.

For more information about the Speakers' Series, contact Lisa White at the project office: (416) 978-0022 secspeaker@oise.utoronto.ca


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