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Whether it’s re-opening our economy, getting the kids back to class, or keeping your regular dentist appointment – the recovery and success will depend on your comfort and your confidence that we will be able to do all of this safely as we face the challenges of COVID-19. Sarah Thorne, President and CEO of Decision • Partners is a behavioural researcher. She says we are all in a state of adaptive management. As much as we may think things have changed quickly, Thorne says our collective experience during this pandemic has been one of “slowing things down”. It’s causing us to think of what we’re doing, why we’re doing it and re-evaluating our values. As it stands now, her research suggests most Canadians are becoming active risk assessors and will make decisions now based on their own comfort and confidence that they and their families will be safe.
The effort to restart and regenerate economies across the country is proving to be more art than science. It’s But it’s a choreography that leans towards improv over planning. We’ve never faced this before. So governements, public health authorities and business are having to process this as we go. And there’s only one opportunity to do it right. How do we do that? Well, the Toronto Region Board of Trade has laid out a series of measures to help local economies re-open safely. The report is called RE-IMAGINING RECOVERY….and we’ve assembled our Round Table to explore the ideas. We are joined by Richard Joy Executive Director Urban Land Institute Toronto, Scott Beck President and CEO Tourism Toronto and Jan De Silva President and CEO Toronto Region Board of Trade
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the areas of neglect and concern that have been hiding in plain view. That includes the matter of FOOD SECURITY. The coronavirus pandemic has only increased the pressure on an already pressured food bank network across Canada. FOOD SECURITY at the dinner table is one thing. But what about the SECURITY of the FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN? How do we ensure the food we grow gets out of the ground from the farm, onto the truck, to your local grocer and to your front door in this age of COVID? Keith Currie is the Vice President the Canadian Federation of Agriculture and President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. He spoke to us from his office in Collingwood, Ontario