CivicAction is thrilled to share that Chief Executive Officer Mitzie Hunter has been named a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal commemorates Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, and it honours contributions and achievements made by leaders and citizens across Canada.
Mitzie Hunter receives her medal at a gala ceremony hosted by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Mrs. Ruth Ann Onley, on February 6, 2013 at Roy Thomson Hall. The ceremony marks the end of the Diamond Jubilee Year and the 61st anniversary of The Queen's accession to the Throne.
CivicAction also applauds its Board chair John Tory and Board members David Crombie, Ratna Omidvar, and Courtney Pratt. As members of the Order of Ontario and/or Order of Canada, they also receive Diamond Jubilee medals.
This honour is fitting recognition of Mitzie Hunter’s lifelong passion and commitment to the Toronto city-region. She has been involved in CivicAction since its inception, and served as founding co-chair of CivicAction’s Emerging Leaders Network (ELN). She has 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.
Prior to taking the helm at CivicAction, Mitzie Hunter was the Chief Administrative Officer for Toronto Community Housing, one of the largest social housing providers in North America. She has also held executive roles at Goodwill Industries, SMART Toronto, and Bell Canada.