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Toronto labour dispute highlights need for accountability in the non-profit sector

A struggle that began a year and a half ago in Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighbourhood has finally reached a bittersweet resolution.

In the spring of 2014, members of the Palisades Media Arts Academy (PMAA), a music and media program for youth in the neighbourhood, came to their studio to find the locks changed and a sign on the door informing them that their beloved program had been terminated.

When these young people petitioned the San Romanoway Revitalization Association (SRRA), the non-profit organization in charge of the program, for more information, they were met with silence.


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