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It’s Our Economy, Lead In: 150 emerging leaders take action on jobs and the economy in our region

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ – The consensus is growing: we all need to work together to create new employment and economic growth in our region. CivicAction is hosting rising leaders from the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area at its fifth annual Emerging Leaders Network Studio (elnstudio).

The event will focus on a range of issues including job prospects for new graduates, youth employment, local economic development, micro-entrepreneurship and connections to other Great Lakes city-regions. Speakers represent business, education, and community leaders from different sectors and parts of the region.

Following elnstudio, emerging leaders will ring the bell at the TMX on November 5 and participate in the Ontario Chamber of Commerce Economic Summit on November 7 in Niagara Region.

What: Media are invited to meet 150 rising leaders who will "lead in" to our economy's future by designing project ideas which will be incubated through CivicAction's Emerging Leaders Network.

When: Saturday, November 2, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., with plenary presentations from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Where: Ryerson University, George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre Atrium, 299 Church Street, Toronto.

Who: Business leaders, experts, and 150 rising leaders from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors.

Interview opportunities with:

  • Tim Hockey, President and CEO, TD Canada Trust and CivicAction Board member
  • David Morley, Co-Chair, elnstudio 2013
  • Salima Rawji, Co-Chair, CivicAction's Emerging Leaders Network and CivicAction Board member

For more details, visit or follow @elnonline and #LeadIn on Twitter.

CivicAction is pleased to acknowledge the support of elnstudio City Partners Accenture and Ryerson University as well as City Champions KPMG and Labatt.


About CivicAction's Emerging Leaders Network (ELN)
ELN is a diverse network of 700+ rising leaders from a wide range of sectors across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. ELN plays the role of an "action incubator" by convening leaders, helping inform and facilitate dialogue, and offering mentoring and organizational support to groups working collaboratively on challenges facing the region. Members of ELN meet monthly and have generated innovative city-building projects and events such as Toronto Homecoming, Project Neutral, Better Ballots, the Pan Am Path, and elnstudio. ELN is an initiative of CivicAction. For more information, visit

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

SOURCE: CivicAction

For further information:

Media Contact: Julia Lo, Senior Communications Officer, or 416-309-4480 x500