TORONTO, June 14, 2021 – York University will sign a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) on Wednesday, June 16, marking a global partnership to support cities and national governments in fighting homelessness.
Media are invited to join York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton for a virtual memorandum signing event, along with, in order of speaking:
Paola Deda, Director, Forests, Land and Housing Division, UNECE
Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
Stephen Gaetz, York University Professor and President, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
Melanie Redman, President, A Way Home Canada
Hon. Judy Sgro, Member of Parliament, Humber River-Black Creek
Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
When: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/UB7a7KvqjM0
Photos: Photos and video will be available following the event
RSVP: Media who wish to attend are requested to RSVP to Kayla Lewis
York University is a modern, multi-campus, urban university located in Toronto, Ontario. Backed by a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, alumni and partners, we bring a uniquely global perspective to help solve societal challenges, drive positive change and prepare our students for success. York's fully bilingual Glendon Campus is home to Southern Ontario's Centre of Excellence for French Language and Bilingual Postsecondary Education. York’s campuses in Costa Rica and India offer students exceptional transnational learning opportunities and innovative programs. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.
Kayla Lewis, York University Media Relations, 416-455-4710, email@example.com