WELCOME TO THE 2020 TORONTO FALLOUT REPORT
The Toronto Fallout Report captures seven months in the life of the COVID-19 pandemic in our city. This report applies an equity lens to data, issues and the analysis of the research. It documents the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on marginalized populations and the organizations that serve them. At the same time, it surfaces the knowledge and expertise of community leaders whose lived and professional experiences shed light on the fallout from the pandemic. Their perspectives and leadership will point the way to a more fair and just social and economic recovery in Toronto.
We hope this report will spur action from funders, policymakers, community organizations, and residents, to drive a recovery with community-driven solutions at the forefront.
A special thank you to Vancity Community Investment Bank for their contribution in making this report possible.
Nonprofit leaders were sounding the alarm on inequities in this city long before March, and now the pandemic has exacerbated those divisions.
In this report we’ve captured some of the most concerning trends, but we also want to focus on the way forward. During this webinar we heard about some of the key findings of our research followed by a discussion with four experts sharing insights and ideas about community-driven solutions for recovery.
Building on the findings of the Toronto Fallout Report, we’ll hear about four inspiring ideas, the organizations behind them and how those ideas can contribute to a recovery that benefits us all.
Following the webinar we hosted an intimate chat:
We’ll ask about the steps we should be taking now to lay the foundation for the long-term systemic change we want to see in a new normal.
Following the webinar, we hosted two informal discussions:
- Fundholder Niya Bajaj spoke about why she’s starting a giving circle on food security and how you might fund local initiatives together.
- Anishnawbe Health Toronto’s Jane Harrison, who is the coordinator for the Mobile Healing Unit, spoke about how the mobile healthcare team is providing COVID-19 tests as well as primary healthcare, which include traditional Indigenous healing.
CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals
Grassroots Network, Centre for Connected Communities
Policy Development Officer
Confronting Anti Black Racism Unit, City of Toronto
Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council
Board of Directors
Anishnawbe Health Foundation
Local Champions Network