David Touchette
Mediator-coordinator @idAction Mobile

With versatile experience in project management, fashion, media and politics as a project manager and candidate in the 2018 and 2022 Quebec elections, David has worked at Exeko since November 2022 as a mediator and coordinator of the Idaction Mobile project.

Empathetic and a good listener, the Idaction Mobile project enables him to help promote social cohabitation in Montreal.

Day 1

June 23, 2023

11:00 am EDT

Seeking a Better Way Forward: Parks and the Houselessness Crisis

This session will be held in English with simultaneous French interpretation.

As the cost of living continues to rise, a shortage of affordable, accessible and adequate housing options is leading a growing number of urban residents to rely on parks as places of shelter, survival and community. Municipalities have struggled to respond to this crisis. While strategies have included new outreach programs and compassionate responses, there have also been instances of encampment evictions and the use of defensive design. This session will bring together experts to reflect on current approaches and collectively chart a better way forward

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsor logo TD The Ready Commitment

Host City Partner

City of Toronto

Event Sponsor

Parks Canada


The Bentway
Metcalf Foundation
Government of Canada
Municipal World
Mohari Hospitality