“20 young leaders from Ontario will receive $ 5,000 microgrant and leadership development and training to implement their idea to activate public space, enhance civic engagement and foster social inclusion in their Ontario communities.“
Jessica Macasaet-Bondy is the recipient of one of these micro grants from 8-80 Cities and will be using the fund to help start Activate Transit Windsor-Essex.
Read the full press release here
“Activate Transit Windsor Essex (ATWE) is a grassroots organization advocating for the use and advancement of an interconnected public transit system in Windsor Essex. By organizing meetings, focus groups, and online methods of citizen participation, they will create a democratic space for citizen-led conversation about the future of public transit and mobility in the region. By creating an engaging web presence, organizing social media campaigns, and publishing responses or propositions for policy, we will create a medium for amplifying the voices of citizens, especially those who have been systematically disadvantaged and underrepresented in the past.“