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CIFAL York is part of UNITAR's global network of training centers across Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean, for knowledge-sharing, training, and capacity-building for public and private leaders, local authorities, and civil society. CIFAL Centers are local and regional hubs for innovative, participatory and co-creative knowledge exchange opportunities to support decision-making processes, build capacity, and accelerate the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals. Established in 2020 as a partnership between UNITAR, York University and York Region, CIFAL York started its operation in June 2021 as the first CIFAL Centre in Canada.

CIFAL York Focusing Areas

Disaster & Emergency Management

Health and Development

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

Advancing the UN SDGs

Upcoming Events

Transportation Equity & Justice Speaker Series

Moderator - Alison Macpherson, Professor, Faculty of Health, York University

Speaker 1 - Linda Rothman, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Community Services, Toronto Metropolitan University

Title: Transit Justice and Metrolinx: Next Stop Equity

Speaker 2 - Sarah Richmond, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto

Speaker 3 - Emily McCullough, Postdoctoral Fellow, York University, Faculty of Health


Equity Challenges in the Built Environment and Child Pedestrian Injuries: Integration of Evidence and Public Health

Date & Time: WEDNESDAY MAY 25 2022, 12:00PM-1:30PM

ABMfPH Speaker Series

Title: An Overview of Agent-Based Simulation Modeling with Examples

Speaker: G. Wade McDonald, M.Sc. , Ph.D. Student, Computational Epidemiology and Public Health Informatics Lab (CEPHIL), Department of Computer Science, University of Saskatchewan

Date & Time: JUNE 3, 2022 12:00PM-1:00PM

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