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May 30, 2018

Residents inspire change in their cities as part of 100In1Day Canada - June 2, 2018

12 Canadian cities – the largest to date - join global civic engagement movement on Saturday, June 2, 2018

TORONTO, ONTARIO (May 30, 2017) – On June 2, 2018, residents across the country are transforming their cities through hundreds of ‘urban interventions’ that inspire action and connection in their neighbourhoods. 100In1Day Canada is part of a growing global movement that is changing how people interact with their communities, providing residents with a platform to showcase their ideas aimed to spark change in their cities. 100In1Day Canada is led by Evergreen and powered by Future Cities Canada.

“Everyone plays a role in building flourishing cities,” says Lhazin Nedup, Project Manager, Evergreen and lead for 100In1Day Canada. “The 100In1Day initiative is a platform for residents to build capacity, to collaborate, and experiment ideas on how to improve their community. It cumulates to an event on June 2nd that demonstrates how one day and one action can launch an initiative that transforms and benefits the entire city.”

This year the 12 participating cities are: Vancouver, Revelstoke, Williams Lake, Calgary, Toronto, Hamilton, Burlington, Ottawa, Peterborough, London, Sault Ste. Marie and Montréal.

Leading up to 100In1Day Canada, residents, community groups, local organizations and businesses have been coming together to share and develop innovative, creative and reflective ideas that will spark change and build capacity to convert interest into action at a local level. On Saturday, June 2, more than 500 activations take place across the country. For the full list - search ‘cities’ at: http://www.100in1day.org/

The impact goes beyond one day – since 2014, 100In1Day Canada initiatives have demonstrated how small resident-led ideas can transform into longstanding projects, while helping participants build new skills and capacity through workshops and implementation of interventions.

About 100In1DayCanada: 100In1Day Canada, powered by Future Cities Canada, is part of a growing global movement changing how people interact with their cities. Its impact extends beyond June 2, inspiring people to act and support policy change, innovation and transformation in their cities by scaling of temporary actions into new lasting projects, programs and relationships. Since launching in Canada by Evergreen in 2014 in Toronto, Halifax and Vancouver, 100In1Day Canada has grown to 12 cities nation-wide, with more than 1,700 local interventions led by over 2,200 community members and engaging an estimated 100,000-plus people.

To learn more: www.100In1Day.ca

Join the conversation:@EvergreenCanada and @FutureCitiesCA #100In1Day