Mitzie Hunter, Chief Executive Officer
Mitzie Hunter is the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance, a coalition of senior business, non-profit, government and community leaders that galvanizes action around the tough issues and big opportunities facing the Toronto region. CivicAction focuses on initiatives designed to increase the region’s economic prosperity and improve the wellbeing of its people.
A lifelong city-builder, Mitzie is passionate about unlocking the region’s potential by building strong communities and ensuring fair and inclusive access to employment and prosperity. Previously, Mitzie was the Chief Administrative Officer for Toronto Community Housing, one of the largest social housing providers in North America. Mitzie has also held executive roles at Goodwill Industries, a non-profit organization that creates work opportunities and skills development for people facing barriers to employment; SMART Toronto, an ICT industry association; and Bell, Canada’s largest telecommunications company.
She is a seasoned executive with an extensive background in strategy and planning, government relations, corporate branding and marketing, communications and issues management, community and economic development, information technology, partnerships, and social innovation.
Mitzie has been involved in CivicAction since its inception, and served as founding co-chair of the Emerging Leaders Network (ELN). She has also served on numerous boards and government task forces, including the boards of hsi (a subsidiary of Toronto Community Housing), TVOntario, United Way Toronto and the Yonge Street Mission. Mitzie is a graduate of the University of Toronto Rotman School of Management.
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