Finding the Third Way

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Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 201712:00PM - 2:00PM208N, North House, 1 Devonshire Place
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Raised in a Buddhist household, “the Third Way” describes the path that Kristyn Wong-Tam has found to lead to move forward in new and challenging projects. As a queer, Asian woman, who left home as a teenager, she has forged a path to becoming a successful entrepreneur, realtor, community activist, and now politician. In each stage of her life, she has utilized the principles of finding a Third Way to develop creative solutions to complex problems. Leading with values of social justice and equity, she will share her experiences of bringing people together to find collaborative, community-responsive solutions to many challenges facing Toronto residents.

Kristyn Wong-Tam is Toronto’s only openly gay, racialized City Councillor. She was elected in 2010 and has been a champion for social justice, equity. She has championed the development of Gender-Responsive Budgeting at the Municipal level, Toronto’s first LGBTQ youth shelters, and initialized comprehensive, sustainable planning policies in the downtown. She has led the way in ensuring Toronto’s downtown communities are liveable and sustainable for all residents.


Martina Mimica
(416) 926-8996


Emily Hertzman
Postdoctoral Fellow, Asian Institute

Councillor Kristyn Wong -Tam

Main Sponsor

Richard Chales Lee Asian Pathways Research Lab


Asian Institute


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