Posted by Mary on February 17, 2016
Rooftops Canada & South African Neighbourhood Transformation
Come celebrate a Canadian success story – Rooftops Canada – and learn about neighbourhood transformation in South Africa
March 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM. Daniel’s Spectrum in Toronto’s Regent Park.
Neighbourhood change is experienced internationally. Canada is no exception. We have a wealth of experience within the urban planning and social housing sectors. Canada has a history of leveraging that experience abroad through Rooftops Canada: sharing resources, insights and securing funds to assist local actors with their own community-based projects.
With Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park serving as an appropriate venue, Frank Lewinberg from Urban Strategies will interview Josie Adler, a community organizer with the eKhaya group. Josie has been actively involved in organizing residents to reclaim the Hillbrow neighbourhood in Johannesburg since 2004, working to make it a safer place to live.
If you’re involved in city building, come learn from our international partnerships and join us for this exciting evening in support of Rooftops Canada.
There will be a reception and a silent auction following the presentation. All proceeds will go to Rooftops Canada’s Loans to Homes Program.
Regular Admission – $75
VIP Meet and Greet – $125
Student Admission – $25 limited quantity available (exclusive of reception)
Tickets available through EventBrite
Rooftops Canada is the international development program of the co-operative and social housing sectors in Canada. It works with Canadian housing organizations and overseas partners to improve housing conditions, build sustainable communities and develop a shared vision of equitable global development. Rooftops Canada’s focus is on disadvantaged communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe.