Dear friends, supporters of inclusive communities, and social justice advocates: Your All IN community has been busy!

In this newsletter, you will read about out efforts to grow the organization, our latest advocacy on criminal justice reform, and our efforts to ensure that new development intended for Yonge-Eglinton is inclusive (you’re invited to provide your suggestions.)  You will meet two new wonderful All IN volunteers. You are also invited to contribute your ideas for our next public event.  As always, we invite you to help us grow by filling out our volunteer form and by donating to All IN.

Growing All IN:

After 2 years of building a strong foundation that demonstrates our commitment, passion, and knowledge on housing, policing, building partnerships, and community engagement, we are ready for the next level.  We hope to incorporate as a non-profit organization.  This will make it easier for us to apply for certain grants.  Non-profit incorporation does come with some additional obligations–formal by-laws, a board of directors, annual general meetings, filing documents and other related fees– In our first year, this step will cost about $400.00.  For this, we need your help.  Please donate what you can to help us incorporate as a non-profit organization.

Criminal justice:

Have you read our Founder’s recent article published in the Huffington Post? Read Dyanoosh’s article, Canada Doesn’t Need to Fix Its Justice System.  It Needs a New One and share it. Criminal justice reform is one of All IN’s identified areas of focus.

Housing/ Public Space:

Oxford Properties is planning a new development at the south-west corner of Yonge and Eglinton.  They have indicated their openness to providing public space, rental housing, and other community options.  Dyanoosh has provided some input to the company, and she is in touch with the group on behalf of All IN.  If you have thoughts or ideas, or if you want to help All IN advance our position on this project, contact Dyanoosh at [email protected].  You can also contact the developers directly here.

Meet the New People Who’re All IN:

Nor’Ali MacDonald is currently an MSW student at York University and has experience working in the homeless serving sector in Alberta. Having moved here recently, she is excited to learn about the issues specific to Toronto and to work with All IN to advocate for meaningful change. Nor’Ali has spent some time over the last few weeks researching foundations and grant opportunities for All IN.

Shima Majdpour is a fourth-year business major at Western University and is working towards a career in law. She has a broad range of interests, from the arts to mental health and gender equality, as well as a passion for furthering inclusivity and equal opportunities.  All IN is a natural fit for Shima.  She intends to play a vital role in growing All IN, specifically through broadening All IN’s social media reach and assisting with programming.

What’s Next?

We are planning for our next public event.  What should our next event be?  Should we follow up on our last dynamic housing event, and hold another one?  Should we plan a program on criminal justice reform?  Or should we hold an event that aligns with the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Report?

You can have a say in our next event.  Fill out this survey by Sunday, May 14, at noon, (It takes 2 minutes) and let us know what you’d like our next public event to be.  You can also copy and paste this URL link:

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