Olivia in the Community

  • Olivia in the Community

Olivia works tirelessly for Toronto. In addition to her work in Parliament, she is in constant exchange with local groups and residents, attends events and supports and honours those who work towards a more livable city. Check out her latest activities in the community.


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Jack was a tireless advocate for social justice. A new summer school program started by Ryerson will continue his work by giving youth the chance to get involved. Read the Toronto Star article on the plans.

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Jack Layton had deep roots in Toronto-Danforth, the riding that he represented in Parliament. Now an oak tree planted in his honour will symbolize the continuation of Jack’s legacy as it grows, as the community will continue to grow.

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It’s Labour Day weekend, which means countless of hard-working Canadians will hit the streets to celebrate and demand a fairer Canada. Olivia will also be there. Join her!

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Late opposition leader, former city councillor honoured with memorial and official naming of the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal.

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Toronto’s Chinese community has been a pillar of the bustling city for more than a hundred years. Join Olivia for the annual Chinatown festival to celebrate the heritage and enjoy performances and food.

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Dozens of residents came out for Olivia’s forum on immigration policy; recent immigration have made family reunification harder – to the frustration of many participants.

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Come To Olivia`s Immigration Forum

Do you need help or have questions regarding the immigration system? Have your questions answered at MP Olivia Chow’s immigration forum.

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Olivia Chow’s annual Canada Day BBQ combined free food, energizing music and fun activities to one big celebration. More than 1,500 people came out. Read the recap and take a look at the photos here.

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WoodGreen Community Services honours the late NDP leader, Jack Layton

WoodGreen Community Services recently honoured the late NDP leader by renaming the seniors housing building at 1070 Queen St. E. “Jack Layton Seniors Housing.” A fitting tribute to the life-long affordable housing advocate.

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Join Olivia for the free screening of the celebrated Portuguese film, ‘Sonhar é Fácil’.

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Like Jack, terminally ill patients should be able to spend their last days with their loved ones – with proper palliative care. As a society, we need to do more. Read Olivia’s at the Saskatchewan Palliative Care Conference.

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Join Olivia and come on out and celebrate with free food and entertainment at Trinity Bellwoods Park.

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Tonight, I am going to tell you a story about falling in love when I was sixteen – and how that experience changed my life.

But first, I need to give you a little background about my life. So here`s the 10-minute compression of the past half century…

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We are all special and unique; we can all contribute and achieve. That’s the powerful message of the Special Olympics. Olivia recently thanked all Toronto volunteers and coaches for their outstanding work of empowering athletes with intellectual disabilities.

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Over the course of one year almost twenty day care programs closed in Toronto, which cost our city over 100 jobs and hundreds of possible placements. Read about a recent town hall on improving child care.

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