When the pandemic struck CREW had been working with residents in Toronto’s St. James Town for more than four years.
Covid-19 has helped Canadians understand that the unequal distribution of green space, especially for those in high-rise neighbourhoods, is an equity issue.
People who live in the St James Town apartment towers in Toronto’s inner city don’t have air conditioning. But if the power goes out, they’ll suffer more than most.
Resiliency is the ability of a community to cope with extreme stressors, make the very best of them, and bounce back afterwards. It sounds straightforward but measuring it is not so simple.
In this workshop, high school students developed strategies for community disaster mitigation and engaged in thoughtful reflection on the communities we all live in and share.