Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Creativity seen as economic key: Strategy aimed at luring the best and brightest; Report urges creative thinking to involve youth

[25 July 2006 - Toronto Star] If Toronto invests time, money and energy to turn itself into a creative city, the economic and social benefits could be huge, especially for at-risk youth in need of good-paying jobs. That's the message from Karen Carter of Education Connections, a non-profit organization that focuses on arts education for youth across Toronto. Carter was pointing to tangible results that could come from the implementation of a new report, Imagine a Toronto ... Strategies for a Creative City, released yesterday, that urges better strategic planning and funding to make the creative economy stronger. More

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