Recent News

Latest DiverseCity-Nanos Research report: Does the diversity gap in leadership matter to GTA residents?

It’s been five years since the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (CivicAction) and Maytree came together to put the spotlight on leadership diversity. Since then DiverseCity’s six research reports have exposed a critical gap: our leaders – the decision-makers, influencers and role models – do not look like the rest of the city region.

Now it’s time to find out what GTA residents think about this issue. Does the gap at the top matter to people on the street? What do they think are the benefits of a leadership that reflects the population? And what can we expect for the Toronto region of tomorrow?

On Wednesday, May 22, join DiverseCity at a special anniversary celebration hosted by the Canadian Club of Toronto as leading Canadian pollster Nik Nanos shares the findings of the first public opinion survey on leadership diversity, followed by a panel discussion moderated by CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway with DiverseCity Co-Chairs Ratna Omidvar and John Tory.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.


  • The Honourable Michael Coteau, Ontario Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Nik Nanos, President & Chief Executive Officer, Nanos Research
  • Ratna Omidvar, President, Maytree, and Co-Chair, DiverseCity
  • John Tory, Chair, CivicAction, and Co-Chair, DiverseCity
  • Matt Galloway, Host, CBC Radio One Metro Morning
  • Alison Loat, President of The Canadian Club of Toronto

Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, Toronto, Simpson Tower, 8th Floor


DiverseCity Counts is an initiative of DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project, a project of Maytree and CivicAction, funded in part by the government of Ontario. With its practical initiatives, the project is changing the face of our region's leadership. The DiverseCity-Nanos Research report will be available following the event at

The Canadian Club of Toronto is Canada’s preeminent public affairs podium. Since 1897, we have served an ambitious and important mission: to connect Canadians with world-class leaders and newsmakers and be a leading platform for influencers to engage Canadians on what matters most. Our members and audience are drawn from a diverse and distinguished group of leaders.

Over the course of its history as a not-for-profit organization, it has been a forum for Governors General and Prime Ministers, CEOs and Nobel laureates, scientists and artists, innovators and rainmakers.

Events run between September and June. The Canadian Club holds no political or religious affiliations and all events are open to the public. For more information please visit

Media contact:

Markus Stadelmann-Elder, Manager, Communications, Maytree, 416-944-2627 x284,