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by Alejandra Bravo
This innovative tour has grown out of civic literacy training that the Centre for Information and Community Services (CICS) has delivered in the community. Driven by the energy and commitment of local leader Pushpmit Bhatia, residents will visit Markham Civic Centre, Toronto City Hall, Queen’s Park and more. For most this will be the first time they will see those hot spots of political power.
Pushpmit, working out of the Welcome Centre in Markham, is determined to find new ways to engage residents in civic life, as she offers training on how governments make decisions.
CICS is working in partnership with DiverseCity’s Building Blocks program. Building Blocks participants learn about how governments make decisions and the points where they can participate in shaping those decisions. Our ambitious goal is to train 1,000 GTA residents in highly diverse low income communities to increase community civic literacy.
Download the Guided Bus Tour flyer (PDF).
Building Blocks is in part funded by