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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
Jc Elijah (Eli) M. Bawuah (he/him) is an Urban Planner at Urban Strategies Inc. with multi-disciplinary experience gained by working in a spectrum of city and community-building roles. He has worked on development applications, master plans, social plans, mobility/transportation projects across Ontario. Eli has co-developed equity initiatives across Ontario centering the lived experiences and voices of Toronto's diverse urban stakeholders, while fostering collaborative environments that generate values of reciprocity and sustainability. With the goal to advance diversity and representation in the planning profession, Eli co-founded the Mentoring Initiative for Indigenous and Planners of Colour (MIIPOC) where he focuses on establishing a national network between experienced planners and
emerging planners from marginalized communities. As a Committee Member of the City of Toronto’s LGBTQ2S+ Council Advisory Body he advises and strategizes policies, aimed at removing barriers faced by the queer community.