Work Upfront: Ethnocultural Citizens and Council Colleagues
work upfront: George Chahal will bring forward a notice of motion asking administration to revamp the city's approach to engaging ethnocultural citizens with better-tailored approaches depending on projects and communities along with more translation resources, according to Toronto Star. It's being proactive and preventative and doing the work upfront, said Chahal. This week, Coun. Understanding who we're speaking to ... maybe we need to actually go to them rather than expecting them to come to us. But his idea has brought out questions from some of his council colleagues who believe civic engagement is important but may require more than translation and shifting the city's tactics. This comes after his Ward 5 office began fielding calls from diverse constituents in need of help from simple city service offerings and answers to basic questions they couldn't easily find elsewhere. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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