Do you have the drive to de-gentrify Ontario?
There are many ways you can actively support Groundstory‘s mandate to de-gentrify Ontario and foster more accessible, affordable, creative, and inclusive communities. Review the opportunities below and get in touch if you would like to participate. We look forward to hearing from you!
Impacted residents and groups as well as emerging leaders and established champions from the arts, business, government, non-profit, philanthropy and other sectors are invited to attend one or more free, semi-monthly advisory committee convening sessions in Ontario. The purpose of these sessions are to help identify a collective governance structure, common agenda, theory of change, and an evaluation framework supporting the long-term evolution of Groundstory. Sessions are taking place in Hamilton, West Toronto-Etobicoke-Mississauga, East Toronto-Scarborough, and Central Toronto-York Region. Visit the events page for details on upcoming sessions closest to you. Artists, architects, educators, urban planners/designers, politicians, real estate developers and professionals, entrepreneurs, social service workers, funders, community members, and more are all welcome. Sessions are currently hosted in English only. Print/video summaries with translations/closed captioning in English and French will be made available following each convening.
Publicly endorse the value of Groundstory‘s mandate as an important step for the community by providing permission to use your name and/or testimonial of support in grant proposals, press releases, and other public media including Groundstory‘s social media and website.
Help promote and market Groundstory events and activities, or communicate and share knowledge and/or recruit additional partners and participants from diverse communities. According to your available resources, help spread the word of Groundstory‘s mandate and activities.
Impacted People Representative
Help ensure Groundstory reflects and engages the needs and interests of communities most impacted by gentrification.
Diverse Communities Representative
Help ensure Groundstory reflects and engages the needs and interests of diverse and racialized communities in Ontario, including Indigenous, Francophone, New Canadian, 2LGBTQ+, Deaf and Disability arts and cultural workers, and other diverse groups.
Support applied research activities by participating in focus groups or surveys.
Contribute to the direction, implementation and/or evaluation of applied research (including an international literature review, focus groups, general public and arts industry surveys, public roundtables) to ensure they are relevant and effective. Flexible commitment levels according to availability or interest.
Convening / Roundtable Host
Offer meeting space for one or more advisory convening sessions or public roundtables with seating likely required for 40 to 100. Either in-kind or as fee-for-service contribution.
Contribute to fundraising efforts such as grant writing, major donor/sponsor cultivation, special events fundraising management.