When His Royal Highness, Prince Charles, visited UforChange and Yonge Street Mission in downtown Toronto on May 22, it was part of a large and interesting initiative called Prince’s Seeing is Believing that brings together high-performing community organizations and senior business executives. Veteran Toronto Star columnist Carol Goar provides an overview of the results that are already starting to flow from the mid-January community tour, and looks forward to the next visit scheduled for early July with Native Child and Family Services and Miziwe Biik – two organizations that work with urban Aboriginal youth. The Wellesley Institute has been an operational partner with Prince’s Charities Canada in the Prince’s Seeing is Believing initiative. Wellesley Institute CEO Rick Blickstead facilitated the Royal Report-Back session at Yonge Street Mission on May 22 at which Prince Charles heard from youth, community and business leaders on serious challenges facing youth, and new relationships that are emerging to support practical and positive solutions. Wellesley Institute Director of Housing and Innovation escorted Prince Charles on a community tour of downtown Toronto on a TTC bus that visited several neighbourhoods, including Regent Park and St James Town.
Star columnist Carol Goar’s piece: ‘Toronto’s first Seeing is Believing tour is already producing results’
Prince Charles: ‘Through services to others, we build strong communities’