Neighbourhood Organizing for Inclusive Economies (September 26, 2019)

Who benefits from neighbourhood renewal? When capital investment and community improvement plans are directed at low-income neighbourhoods, who wins and who loses?

At this event, we ask: how can neighbourhood regeneration be undertaken inclusively? How have other neighbourhoods in the country organized themselves to assure that municipalities and developers respond to the unique needs of their respective communities?

Speakers will share their experiences, perspectives, and stories of neighbourhoods who have organized and fought to assure that development serves everyone.


Alejandra Bravo
Director, Power Lab
Director of Leadership & Training, Broadbent Institute

Michael Courey
Centre Coordinator, London Poverty Research Centre

Jenn Miller
Director of Social Investment, Atkinson Foundation


Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Goodwill (255 Horton Street East)

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This event is jointly supported by the Urban League of London, London Poverty Research Centre at King’s, Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, and the SoHo Neighbourhood.

City Symposium: an inquiry into work and employment

The next City Symposium explores the theme of work and employment in the region, from a variety of vantage points. Speakers include Debbie Rudman (School of Occupational Therapy), Susana Caxaj (School of Nursing), Carol Stewart (Employment Sector Council), and Clark Bryan (Aeolian Hall). Read full presenter bios for more information.

Monday, September 16, 2019
Pre-event concert at 6:40 PM
Speakers 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Aeolian Hall
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The City Symposium is a CRHESI-supported series that brings together an artist, a researcher, a civil servant, and an activist, to discuss a theme from diverse perspectives. Learn more about the event format.

Save your seat for CRHESI’s next Lightning Talks event (Nov 21, 3 PM)

The Lightning Talks & Reception event is a biannual opportunity to learn about a wide range of activities, programs, and research endeavours in London focussed on issues of health equity and social inclusion. Join us for a series of short, concise, 5-minute presentations — or ‘lightning talks‘ — as well as an informal community reception.

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Solutions Lab at Innovation Works London
201 King Street

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If you are involved in an organization, project, or study addressing issues related to health equity and social inclusion, let us know if you would like to present at an upcoming Lightning Talks event (

In the mean time, please revisit talks from previous events.

First biannual Community Research Incubator is on September 24

CRHESI’s Community Research Incubator is a biannual forum that brings community organizations, leaders, researchers, and students together to explore opportunities for future collaboration. Community Research Incubators are innovative, dynamic spaces that blend strategic partnership building with serendipitous discovery.

For everyone. Whether or not you come with an agenda or question in mind, please attend and bring your curiosity and your knowledge to the table. Listen, share, and learn. We need your perspectives.

For community organizations and local leaders, this is an opportunity to tap into the research and evaluation expertise of university students and researchers. If you have a project in process or on the horizon that you would like to feature at this forum, please email us at by August 15.

For academics and students, this is an opportunity to ground research in real-world community questions. If you have an idea or proposal for which you would like to garner community input, please email us at by August 15.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
Fox and Fiddle (355 Wellington Street)

Enter in Fox and Fiddle by the mall-side (ground level) entrance inside CitiPlaza. Light refreshments will be served. Event is wheelchair accessible. Everyone is welcome. Event is free.

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