The evidence of a community’s prosperity is seen at the neighbourhood level.
When people live in a strong and healthy neighbourhood, barriers are lowered, and people are freer to participate in, and contribute to, the community. Ultimately this benefits the community as a whole.
With this in mind, a network of people has been working together, since January 2019, to address neighbourhood-specific barriers, with a focus on opportunities, so that people can thrive and reach their full potential. Their work is based on a proven strategy that was adapted for our community. (https://www.toronto.ca/city-government/accountability-operations-customer-service/long-term-vision-plans-and-strategies/toronto-strong-neighbourhoods-strategy-2020/)
In the past two years, there has been a notable and measurable change in the level of prosperity and vitality of the North and South End neighbourhood of Fort Erie so our initial focus is in these neighbourhoods.