DiverseCity launched in 2008 to change the face of leadership in the Greater Toronto Region. Maytree and CivicAction knew that a more diverse leadership was required to create a stronger and more prosperous city region.
Together, we initiated an annual research report to map and track the levels of diversity in leadership. The first annual report established the benchmark for our city. In 2009, only 13% of the city region’s leadership were visible minorities vs. 49.5% of the population studied. To address this gap, we created a series of action-oriented leadership development initiatives enabling hundreds of new leaders to emerge across the public, corporate and nonprofit sectors.
Learn about project outcomes and visit www.diversecitytoronto.ca.
DiverseCity emerged from a call to action by business, government, and community leaders at CivicAction's 2007 Toronto City Summit. Read the Making Diversity Count recommendations in Making Big Things Happen proceedings document.