ADVISORY: CivicAction Celebrates 10 Years Of Collective Leadership On Toronto Region's Toughest Challenges

Ten "Faces of CivicAction" To Be Unveiled At Anniversary Celebration

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - After a decade of driving collective action to tackle our region's toughest economic, social, and environmental challenges, the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance marks its tenth year anniversary at a breakfast event this Tuesday. The event will also name ten "Faces of CivicAction" - leaders from across the Toronto region and from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors who symbolize the rich cross-section of volunteers that have contributed to the impact CivicAction and its initiatives have had on the region's prosperity.

Many of the Toronto region's established and emerging civic leaders will attend the event, including 100 DiverseCity Fellows - rising city-builders who were selected and have participated over the last four years in an intensive program to accelerate their leadership and enhance their abilities to collaborate across sectors.  A panel of leaders will look to the future of the Greater Toronto region and share their views on opportunities to seize for a more prosperous region with thriving people and places.


WHAT:   CivicAction 10th Anniversary
DATE:   Tuesday, November 27
TIME:   Program runs from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
  8:15: Remarks from John Tory, Chair, CivicAction
  8:20: PANEL:  Leading through complexity: collaboration in our growing city-region, moderated by Dwight Drummond, CBC News Toronto
  9:15: Remarks from Mitzie Hunter, CEO, CivicAction
LOCATION:   54th Floor, 66 Wellington Street West (north side of Wellington, west of Bay), Toronto
WHO:   John Tory, Chair, CivicAction
  Mitzie Hunter, CEO, CivicAction
  PANEL HOST: Dwight Drummond, Co-host, CBC News Toronto 
  Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, Toronto International Film Festival
  ● Gabrielle Scrimshaw, Co-Founder/President, Aboriginal Professional Association of Canada and 2011 DiverseCity Fellow
  Mike Pedersen, Group Head, Wealth Management, Insurance, and Corporate Shared Services, TD Bank Group and CivicAction Board member 

About CivicAction
For the past 10 years, the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (CivicAction) has brought together senior and rising leaders from all sectors to tackle some of our region's toughest social, economic, and environmental challenges. Led by a Board of Directors and a 75-leader Steering Committee, CivicAction sets a non-partisan agenda, builds strategic partnerships, and launches campaigns, programs and organizations that drive our region's prosperity. For 2012-2013, CivicAction is acting on three priorities: accelerating regional transportation; enhancing the region's economic performance; and fostering inclusion and resilience. For more information visit:, @CivicActionGTA

SOURCE: CivicAction

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