For those who are interested in getting more involved within our community, to help build a better Etobicoke, a new initiative has come to our attention:
Our Place Initiative is a not-for-profit, grassroots organization whose role is to encourage, build and facilitate the level of civic engagement in our community. In short - we want to help people build a better Etobicoke.Our Place Initiative has organized subcommittees to look at important subjects that affect our communities, such as transit, environment and community outreach. If you're interested to learn more about this group, visit their website at http://www.ourplaceinitiative.com
The difference between healthy communities and unhealthy ones is often ‘engagement’ – the degree to which residents feel connected to their neighbours and their community, are informed about local issues and events, are passionate about improving their community and are willing to put time and energy into doing that. OPI aims to facilitate deeper engagement between Etobicoke citizens and their community, by hosting community events, encouraging voting, and holding town halls on issues that concern Etobicoke residents. Join us and help build a better Etobicoke.