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Launch of Toronto's Vital Signs 2021 Report
It’s time for our regular check up on Toronto’s Vitals Signs.

The last few Toronto’s Vital Signs Reports and the 2020 Fallout Report have all told the story of worsening inequality in our city. On Tuesday, October 5th this year’s findings will be ready and up for discussion.

Now that we’ve experienced this global pandemic, along with a collective awakening on equity and racial injustice, how will we approach our collective problems differently? Because if nothing changes then nothing changes, and those of us who aren’t doing well are on track to get worse.

Join us for a conversation on the findings, the opportunities and obstacles to changing course, and hear about ways in which we all – caring residents, donors, funders and policymakers – can help Toronto get better.

See below to register and read more about the upcoming speakers and moderator.

Oct 5, 2021 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Liza Arnason
Founder & Board Chair @ASE Community Foundation for Black Canadians With Disabilities
Liza Arnason Ba., Ma., is a successful and award winning business owner, senior administrator and educator. Liza's career spans over 30 years of enriched and transformative education and life experiences; delineating recognition for her distinctive expertise, including education and equity (ie. anti-black racism, disability rights, and accommodations); governance and policy; strategic change management; and executive coaching.
Asante Haughton
Co-founder @Reach Out Response Network
Asante Haughton is a mental health advocate devoted to changing the world. He is focused on amplifying the stories of everyday people to illuminate gaps in the system while working to build bridges between community members and policy makers in order to find solutions to challenges together. Asante is the co-founder of the Reach Out Response Network, an organization advocating for non-police led mobile crisis emergency response. Asante is also a 2x TEDx speaker and a CAMH Difference Maker, awarded with the distinction of being one of the top 150 mental health influencers in Canada. When Asante is not speaking and advocating he is designing, managing and facilitating peer support training programs at Stella's Place, a youth mental health service agency in Toronto and hosting the web show, Cypher, which turns peer support stories into original songs by Juno nominated musicians.
Jeffrey Schiffer
Executive Director @Native Child and Family Services of Toronto
Jeffrey Schiffer has German and Métis ancestry, and was born and raised in unceded Coast Salish territory, in what is today Vancouver, British Columbia. He holds and BA in anthropology from the University of British Columbia, and an MA and PhD in anthropology and education from Columbia University. Dr. Schiffer’s dissertation focused on decolonizing Aboriginal child welfare in Canadian cities.
Janelle Hinds (Moderator)
Founder @Helping Hands
Janelle Hinds is an award-winning entrepreneur, public speaker, facilitator and Diversity Equity and Inclusion and strategic consultant. Before her maternity leave, Janelle was the Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Opportunity for All Youth, where the focus is creating better youth futures by helping youth who face barriers find meaningful jobs that build skills and experience.