Councillor Josh Matlow

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Take Action: A Space For All of Toronto’s Youth2019-08-23T19:16:11+00:00

Youth Spaces in libraries and community centres provide supportive environments during after school hours for activities, homework help, mentoring, and access to mental health services. Our plan would see a youth space within walking distance (2 km) of almost every family in Toronto.

We need to support the police to respond when gun violence occurs, but enforcement alone is a short-term and reactive response if we don’t also address the roots of youth violence. This October, City Council will decide whether to add $1.5 million to a police budget that is already over $1 billion or offer meaningful opportunities for vulnerable young people. Add your voice to the community organizations and experts who are telling us that providing safe, supportive environments for at-risk youth is one of the best ways to meaningfully curb gang violence, change lives and create safer communities.

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Use our interactive map tool to find a prospective youth space near you, and advocate directly for its creation.

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Read more about the Youth Space program and the valuable resources and programming it provides to youth across the City of Toronto

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