Workshop: How to Make a Deputation (speak) at City Hall
At City Hall, anyone who wants to is allowed to sign up to go to a Committee meeting and make a 5 minute statement to the Councillors at the meeting (sometimes shortened to 3 minutes by the Committee). These “deputations” are an important part of the decision-making process, and are an opportunity to speak directly to the Mayor and Councillors about the issues that matter to you.
On Thursday, March 21 Mayor Tory and his closest allies on City Council (the Executive Committee) are going to be voting on two items about the future of our subway. Progress Toronto has launched a campaign to push City Hall to stand strong against Ford’s subway takeover.
Your experience with the TTC makes you an expert on transit. If your voice is united alongside the many other transit riders, workers and activists deputing, we'll have a greater chance of keeping transit in municipal hands.
A well-delivered deputation can have a big impact on how councillors vote. But it can feel intimidating to sign up. To make it easier, Progress Toronto is hosting a deputation training workshop for anyone interested in learning more about speaking at City Hall. You will be able to format and practice your comments before the Executive Committee meeting on March 21.
Help Council stand strong against Doug Ford’s subway takeover. Workshop details:
Date: Monday, March 18
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: 1179 King Street W, Suite 202
Date: Tuesday, March 19
Time: 7:00pm -9:00pm (this training will including volunteers) Location: 1179 King Street W, Suite 202
RSVP with the form on this page. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide all necessary materials. If you already have something drafted we will provide feedback and run a few mock deputations.