Videos of Past Events Hosted by CCEC


Provincial Elections All Candidates Meeeting -Toronto Centre 2022



In Regent Park, a community that is in the process of a massive transformation, from Canada's largest social housing complex to a mixed income/mixed use neighbourhood. The outcome of elections, be they Municipal, Provincial, or Federal is of profound interest to area residents.

On Wednesday May 18, 2022, the Community Civic Engagement Collaborative organized an all candidates meeting (held at the Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St E, Toronto) to share provincial candidates respective party's platforms regarding the key issues facing the Toronto Centre riding, which includes Regent Park, Moss Park, St. James Town, Cabbage Town, Church Wellesley Village, and Corktown.

The meeting was moderated by Ina Labuschgne and Walied Khogali, the three parties were represented by Nicki Ward (Green Party), David Morris (Liberal Party), Kristyn Wong-Tam (NDP), the Conservative Party candidate did not attend. Candidates were asked to respond four major themes, Employment, Housing, Environment, and Income Security.



September 13th, 2021 - Toronto Centre Federal Elections All-Candidates Virtual Meeting

Produced by RPTV (Regent Park TV) a program of the FOCUS Media Arts Centre



On Monday, September 13th, 2021, a Virtual Toronto Centre All-Candidates Meeting was held featuring candidates, Brian Chang of the NDP, Annamie Paul of the Green Party and Marci Len of the Liberal Party and Ryan Lester of the Conservative Party.


October 20th, 2020 - Toronto Centre Virtual All-Candidates Meeting

Produced by RPTV (Regent Park TV) a program of the FOCUS Media Arts Centre



On Tuesday October 20, 2020, a Virtual Toronto Centre Riding All-Candidates Meeting was held featuring candidates, Brian Chang of the NDP, Annamie Paul of the Green Party and Marci Len of the Liberal Party. The event was sponsored by the Community Civic Engagement Collaborative (CCEC), a non-partisan grassroots collection of residents and agencies in the Regent Park, Moss Park and St. James town neighbourhoods working to increase civic engagement in elections and beyond through community organizing. The event was also co-presented by the Corktown BIA and live streamed on Regent Park TV. The moderators of the event was Regent Park resident, Ibrahim Afrah, and St. James Town resident,Tanvir Kaukab.

The All-Candidates meeting was organized to inform voters of the platforms and candidates running to replace the former Member of Parliament Bill Morneau, in the Toronto Centre Federal By-Elections on October 26th. The video begins with a short discussion with candidates about the format. After the introduction of the moderators and a land acknowledgement, viewers heard the candidates answer solicited questions from residents on a range of topics including: community benefits in Regent Park; homelessness; youth employment; gun violence; the environment; poverty; and affordable housing. Following the 5 pm to 7 pm meeting, attendees in the Zoom meeting was invited to breakout rooms for more intimate conversations with the candidates. The All-Candidates meeting is part of a series of activities by the CCEC to increase voting education and turn out among newcomers and low-income communities.

2019 - All Candidates Meeting in Regent Park

Produced by RPTV (Regent Park TV) a program of the FOCUS Media Arts Centre


2018 - October - Toronto Centre Candidates Meeting (Ward 13)

Produced by RPTV (Regent Park TV) a program of the FOCUS Media Arts Centre


2018 - Toronto Centre Candidates Panel

Produced by RPTV (Regent Park TV) a program of the FOCUS Media Arts Centre


2017 - Democracy Talks

Produced by RPTV (Regent Park TV) a program of the FOCUS Media Arts Centre





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