Opportunity for Regent Park residents to participate in revitalization economic development
Application Deadline Extended!
Expanded Age Eligibility for Youth Roles
In 2020, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) selected Tridel as its developer partner for Phases 4 and 5 of the Regent Park Revitalization following an open public procurement process. One of the most important features of Tridel's proposal was their commitment to a $26.8-million community economic development program that will benefit the tenants and residents of Regent Park.
This program will be shaped over the coming year with regular, frequent and direct input from the community on their priorities. This input will create the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA).
Making the Community Benefits Agreement
To identify the community's priorities and formalize the CBA, TCHC is forming a working group to guide community engagement over a one-year period. The Community Benefits Oversight Working Group (CBOWG) will include a variety of people who live in Regent Park. All residents, community groups and advocates will be able to participate in the engagement, whether or not they are part of the CBOWG.
The CBOWG's diverse group of Regent Park residents will guide the engagement process to learn about what is important to the people of Regent Park, recording these ideas in community benefit packages. Each package will describe a possible community benefit such as jobs, community space, scholarships, funds for programs, and other ideas which come the community.
After the priorities have been identified, the community will select the benefit packages that are most important to them. The CBA is then finalized, guaranteeing the delivery of the benefits included in benefit package selected by the community. An oversight committee will track the progress of the CBA to ensure it is successfully completed.
Join the Community Benefits Oversight Working Group
Application deadline extended to April 25, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Expanded age of eligibility for youth roles.
If you want to play a leadership role in developing the CBA for Regent Park, you can apply to be a member of the CBOWG. Applications to join the CBOWG will be accepted by email until April 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Ten (10) positions on the CBOWG will be available to residents living within the boundaries of Regent Park to apply to.
- Four (4) TCHC tenants (Two (2) Youth ages 17-25 and two (2) Grassroots group members)
- Six (6) Market residents [Proof of residency in Regent Park is required, for example a form of government-issued identification such as drivers licence].
Applicants who are TCHC tenants must be on the lease of a TCHC unit/property. There is a grace period for applicants who need to get added to a TCHC lease.
Applications will be assessed by the CBOWG Selections Committee in accordance with the City of Toronto’s Equity Framework.
Eligible candidates can apply by sending their resume and personal statement to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 25, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Before applying, you can learn more about the opportunity and requirements by reviewing the position description poster.
If you have any questions about the current opportunities with the Community Benefits Oversight Working Group, please contact email@example.com.