While at Yale University completing his law degree, Jamil Jivani’s classmates agreed he has the qualities to be Mayor of Toronto. Whether he chooses to go down that road is anyone’s guess.
What however is certain is Jivani is a bright young leader who is going to make an impact in his community and on a global platform.
As a recipient of the 2013-14 DiverseCity Fellowship, he is among 25 rising city leaders poised to take action on issues critical to the health and prosperity of the city.
“This is a great way for me to settle back in Toronto after being gone for three years at law school,” he said. “My colleagues in the program are brilliant and forward-thinking leaders who are diverse culturally and professionally. At this stage in my career, I know how important it is to be around people who can keep you motivated to keep growing into a better version of yourself. I am excited to learn from them and work with them on projects that can address unemployment in the Toronto area.
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