On behalf of the Toronto City Council, Mayor Rob Ford, proclaimed May 10th, 2012 as Will to Intervene Day in the City of Toronto. To mark the day, the Canadian Centre for the Responsibility to Protect in collaboration with the Will to Intervene Project hosted a ceremony at Trinity College in the University of Toronto from 2pm-4pm. The ceremony was a symbolic gesture of Toronto’s commitment to human rights.

In addition to a reading of Mayor Ford’s official proclamation, attendees also heard short speeches from prominent policymakers, politicians and academics. Guest speakers included Tina Park, Victor MacDiarmid, Martha Hall Findlay, Jillian Siskind, Frank Chalk, and Tarek Fatah. The event was co-hosted by Patrick Quinton-Brown and Kyle Matthews.

The ceremony took place at Trinity College in the University of Toronto.

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