Community Resources for Toronto, Canada

Toronto is full of educated people with useful skills and abilities that will help transition the city’s people into a self-sustaining, symbiotic living existence. This section will outline the kinds of skills needed in each community or neighbourhood to ensure a maximum amount of food produced, water collected and purified, and level of health maintained.

LIST OF SKILLED SPECIALISTS NEEDED IN COMMUNITIES

Each neighbourhood would do well having residents with the following specialties:

MEDICAL
- first aid
- nurse
- herbalist
- homeopath
- chiropractor
- massage therapist
- acupuncturist
- midwife
- chemist
- pharmacist
- doctor

EDUCATIONAL
- teacher for various grade levels
- teaching assistant for each teacher
- child care specialist
- translators for various languages

SPIRITUAL & EMOTIONAL
- priests, monks, ministers of all faiths
- psychotherapist
- hypnotherapist

MECHANICAL
- engineer
- mechanic
- water systems expert
- plumber
- architect
- bicycle repair and maintenance specialist
- carpenter
- electrician
- contractor
- construction workers

AGRICULTURAL
- organic farmer
- organic gardener
- permaculture specialist
- biointensive agricultural specialist
- botanist
- poisons specialist
- labourers
- baker

HUSBANDRY
- veterinarian
- cattle rancher
- various livestock specialists (goats, chickens, rabbits, etc)
- butcher
- cheesemaker

If communities lack residents with useful assets, then neighbourhoods should source and contact groups or individuals, to have access to them when needed. Lists of specialists should be posted at all communication centers.

As well, neighbourhoods should appoint runners (to send messages to messengers) and strongbodies to assist in heavy lifting and arduous physical labour.

LIBRARIES
Libraries may be one of the most valuable resources to Torontonians. They contain a multitude of books with information, instructions, advice and guidelines for everything needed to retrofit this city for citizens to survive and thrive. Everyone should be familiar with their nearest libraries and take full advantage of them to stockpile knowledge.

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