Food, Housing, and Affordable Communities: A Youth Town Hall on Municipal Election Issues in York Region

12Oct6:30 pm8:30 pmFood, Housing, and Affordable Communities: A Youth Town Hall on Municipal Election Issues in York Region

Event Details

With a municipal election on the horizon, we’re looking for a shake-up!

It’s not new information that the voices of young people are frequently overlooked in the planning of our communities, even when our futures are on the table. While many of us are working hard at cultivating awareness, building coalitions, and designing solutions in our neighborhoods, we’d like our municipal leaders to hear our perspectives, too.

As young people of York Region, we are concerned about affordable housing and food issues, including urban sprawl’s impact on agriculture and the impact of affordable housing on food security.

Between skyrocketing food and housing prices, we need to plan for equitable housing and food futures to truly resist the many crises of unaffordability. And we need our electoral candidates to hear us before it’s too late to take action.

That’s why we’re hosting a Town Hall this fall, to talk about housing, food and how local planning processes in York Region need to work with young people. We hope you’ll join us.

This is #OurFoodFuture.


This event is for but not limited to just….

– Young people living in the GTA (15-30 years)

– We welcome adults to hear what youth are saying when it comes to food security and housing as voting issues for youth

– This is a non-partisan event, candidates running across the GTA are welcome to attend


Speakers to be announced soon!


Stay Connected with us on social media:

@yrfn_youthfoodcommittee on Instagram

@civicschoolgta on Instagram & their Linktree

Accessibility Needs

For any accessibility needs please email for additional follow-up by October 3rd

This is an in-person event, but we are aiming to either live stream or record and share online afterwards.


For more information and to register, click HERE 



(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT-04:00)


Central Library (Richmond Hill Public Library)

1 Atkinson Street Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H5

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