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To 8 80 Cities’ supporters and collaborators, THANK YOU!

With so many challenges this past year and so much unknown as we move to 2022, I want to take this time and space to express my deepest gratitude for all the people who helped us advance our mission to create healthier, more equitable, and more sustainable cities.
We’ve forged new relationships and collaborations, we’ve strengthened and deepened our work with longstanding partners, we’ve even launched brand new programs. We’ve said goodbye to staff members who’ve left a strong legacy, we’ve welcomed new team members with new perspectives, new experiences, and awesome new ideas. Our board and staff team have navigated yet another year of challenges and uncertainty with compassion, empathy, and trust in each other.
I love this work. I love the people I get to work with every day. I love the extended community of advocates and supporters who are both cheering us on and challenging us to do better. 
The “8 80” City is not a dream. It is a provocation to the status quo, and a starting point to ignite change. It is a way to look at our cities through the eyes of children and elders, with the goal of creating better cities for all. It is a concept that we hope continues to open hearts and move minds so that we can reimagine and rebuild our streets, our public spaces, and our city-building processes with people at the center. I will always believe the 8 80 City is possible.
We enter a new year bolstered by the strength of our supporters, collaborators, and community champions and motivated by all the things we have been able to accomplish together.
On behalf of our board and team, we thank you and wish you a Happy Holidays filled with love, connection, and joy.
With gratitude,

Amanda O’Rourke
Executive Director

Our Year In Projects

Ontario Community Changemakers
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Ontario School Streets Pilot
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Addressing Homelessness in Parks Guide
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A free bi-weekly WebTalks series
Watch all the 2021 sessions...
Canada Healthy Communities Initiative
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Implementing Healthy Urban Policy Workshop
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Bronte Forward! A Visioning Strategy
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Winter Placemaking Guide

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Winter Cities Toolkit
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What Are School Streets Programs?

Thank you to all of our 2021 partners, funders, clients, and collaborators!

AARP Livable Communities, Balsam Foundation, Canadian Urban Institute, Community Foundations of Canada, Knight Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ontario Trillium Foundation, World Urban Parks, New Horizons for Seniors, Woodgreen Community Services, Bronte Village BIA, Green Communities Canada, Canadian Parks and Recreation Association, University of Alberta, Housing for Health, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Street Plans, University of Toronto, Tamarack Institute, World Car Free Day, Joy Ride Project, Ontario Good Roads, International Federation on Ageing, Park People, Healthy Places by Design, City of Copenhagen, BloxHUB, Equitable Cities, WRI India, Mobycon, City of Melbourne, City of Buffalo, City of Leadville, City of Eau Claire, Region of Waterloo, City of Edmonton, City of Winnipeg, City of Toronto, City of Markham, City of Hamilton, City of Mississauga, City of Montgomery, City of Charleston, City of York, City of Birmingham, City of Eufaula, City of Burlington, City of Hartford, City of Asheville, City of Anchorage, Delaware County.
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