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New report looks at the diversity of the GTA’s health care leaders

On November 6, 2013, join Maytree, the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance (CivicAction) and Mount Sinai Hospital for the release of the latest DiverseCity Counts report – “A Snapshot of Diverse Leadership in the Health Care Sector.”

The eighth DiverseCity Counts report looks at health care institutions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In partnership with Mount Sinai Hospital, we examine leadership diversity in Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs), hospitals, and Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) in the GTA. While past Counts reports have focused solely on visible minorities, this edition broadens the scope of diversity to include sex/gender identity, visible minorities, disability, and sexual orientation.

Join us to hear how the health care sector is doing. The Counts release will take place at HealthAchieve, the signature conference and exhibition of the Ontario Hospital Association.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Briefing begins at 8:10 a.m. SHARP and ends at 8:30 a.m.
Doors open for media check-in and set-up at 8:00 a.m.

Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Room 201-BDF
255 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario


  • Dr. Samir K. Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, Director of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network Hospitals, and main author of the report
  • Cathy Hecimovich, Chief Executive Officer, Central West Community Care Access Centre
  • Ratna Omidvar, President, Maytree and Co-Chair, DiverseCity
  • John Tory, Chair, CivicAction and Co-Chair, DiverseCity

DiverseCity Counts is an initiative of DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project, a project of Maytree and the CivicAction, funded in part by the government of Ontario. Since 2009, the DiverseCity Counts reports have analyzed visible minority representation in leadership across the GTA.

About the report’s author:

Dr. Samir Sinha is a passionate and respected advocate for the needs of older adults. Dr. Sinha currently serves as the Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto and in 2012 he was appointed by the Government of Ontario to serve as the expert lead of the Ontario’s Seniors Strategy. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Medicine, Family and Community Medicine, and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as the Chair of the Health Professionals Advisory Committee of the Toronto Central LHIN, is a Medical Advisor to the Toronto Central CCAC.

Media contact:

Markus Stadelmann-Elder, Director, Communications, Maytree, 416-944-2627 x284 (cell: 416-271-5654),