City Council Approves Equity Action Plan to Guide COVID-19 Response
I recently spoke about the Board of Health's recommendation to develop an Equity Action Plan that will guide our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today I’m pleased to share that Council has now approved this recommendation.
Given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on low-income and racialized Torontonians, the Equity Action Plan will help to ensure that measures are being taken to protect the most vulnerable in our city. We have also called on the Province of Ontario and the Federal Government to do the same.
The City of Toronto and Toronto Public Health have known since Day 1 that to win our fight against COVID-19, we need to address the inequities that continue to persist in our city and communities. This is why we need an Equity Action Plan to track our progress moving forward.