Dear friends and supporters,
After announcing his candidacy for the office of the Mayor of Toronto, CivicAction Chair John Tory has resigned from our Board of Directors.
John has been involved in CivicAction since its inception, including serving as a co-chair of our inaugural summit. Since taking on the role of Chair in 2010, John was instrumental in guiding and growing CivicAction. We thank him for the strong leadership he brought to the organization, and for his ability to bring new voices and issues to the forefront.
As the Board of Directors initiates a process to identify a new Chair, CivicAction’s Vice-Chair Courtney Pratt will assume the position of Interim Chair. Courtney has been involved with CivicAction for more than a decade, and his deep familiarity with the organization makes him an ideal leader to take on this role.
Courtney’s long history of community service and civic engagement includes his current role as a member of the Human Resources Committee of Toronto 2015 Pan Am / Parapan American Games. Previously, he has served as Chair of The Learning Partnership, the Canadian Policy Research Networks, and the United Way of Toronto and of Calgary. He is a past director of the University Health Network, Toronto Board of Trade and the Canadian Council on Learning.
I am grateful to Courtney for assuming the role of Interim Chair at this pivotal time, and I look forward to working even more closely with him and with the rest of the Board over the coming months.
CivicAction will continue to take an inclusive, non-partisan, and result-oriented approach to building a prosperous Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. We are committed to working with established and emerging leaders from all sectors to tackle the most pressing challenges facing the GTHA.
Thank you for your support of CivicAction in the past, and for your shared commitment to the vibrant, dynamic and prosperous city-region we continue to build together.