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Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance named a finalist for Canada’s Passion Capitalists award

TORONTO, October 22, 2013 – The Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (CivicAction) has earned a spot among the 10 Ontario finalists for the Canada's Passion Capitalists awards. The awards celebrate organizations that achieve success by promoting Passion Capital – a concept developed by Paul Alofs that describes the energy, intensity and sustainability required to generate superior results.

CivicAction joins fellow Ontario finalists Canadian Tire, CIBC, Cineplex Entertainment, Communitech, MediaCom Canada, the Retail Council of Canada, Southlake Regional Health Centre, TMX Group, and Wilfred Laurier University.

A non-profit, non-partisan organization, CivicAction currently focuses on accelerating regional transportation (, enhancing economic performance, and fostering inclusion and resilience in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

“CivicAction is fuelled by the passion of its volunteers – senior and rising leaders from all sectors and parts of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area who are actively contributing to our shared prosperity,” said Linda Weichel, Vice-President of CivicAction. “We are honoured to be named as a Passion Capitalist finalist.”

Canada’s Passion Capitalists is an initiative launched in May 2012 by Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions, Global Governance Advisors, National Post, and Business News Network. Winners will be announced November 2013. More information about the award can be found at

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About CivicAction
For the past 10 years, the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (CivicAction) has brought together senior executives and rising leaders from all sectors to tackle some of our region’s toughest social, economic, and environmental challenges. CivicAction sets a non-partisan agenda, builds strategic partnerships with organizations, and launches campaigns, programs and organizations that transform our region. For more information, visit:, @CivicActionGTA

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