Standing up to Intolerance


Date: Mon, 16 January 2017
Location: Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, Committee Room 2, 2nd Floor

In light of recent world events, intolerance and hatred have increased in the public sphere. At this interesting and interactive session, we will hear from Toronto’s top experts on how to be an ally, and how to stand up to intolerance in all its forms.

Hear from two dynamic experts on the subject, the City’s own Human Rights Office, Catharinah Kim, and the Executive Director of Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Debbie Douglas. This panel will be hosted by Uzma Shakir, Director of Equity, Diversity and Human Rights.

We encourage you to read this short article before attending:

Data Visualization Event

get down the craft of data visualization

What’s the story

The Innovation Lab hosted an event in the fall of 2014 to introduce City staff to what’s possible with data visualizations. Arising from a need to understand the basics, and establish an entry level framework on what visualizations can do and how to create them using best practices. Honey Dacanay, a data visualization specialist who works for the Province of Ontario, was willing to share her data visualization suggestions and presentation with us.This was followed by a panel of City data users who are already proficient in the data visualization field, including Harvey Low and Carolyn Humphreys.
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The social animal

Image: David Brooks
Journalist David Brooks speaks at the launch of the unaffiliated political organization known as No Labels at Columbia University in New York City, Dec. 13, 2010.

10th TEDucation Session

Date: 21 June 2013 @ noon

Location: City Hall, Committee Room #1

TED Talker: David Brooks, Toronto-born, New York Times columnist and author.

Presenter: Christine Chun, Policy/Project Leader in the Deputy City Manager’s Office

Christine’s TED Handout

At the session, Christine provided attendees with a very useful sheet of takeaways.