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CivicAction's Emerging Leaders Network announces new Co-Chairs to guide 450+ rising leaders in advancing the Toronto region
TORONTO, Jan. 26, 2012 - At last night's CivicAction Family Reunion, John Tory, Chair of CivicAction, introduced a trio of passionate and powerful rising leaders to guide the Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) through its next phase of city building.
The new Co-Chairs of ELN join a multi-sectoral network of thousands of volunteer leaders involved with CivicAction finding new responses to the priority issues coming out of the Greater Toronto Summit 2011 including transportation, regional economic development, jobs and income and immigration.
Following its own day-long Summit in December 2011, the 450-member Emerging Leaders Network is lining up new ideas and actions to advance this work, with the leadership of the three new Co-Chairs:
"Last night we brought together hundreds of regional leaders to pay tribute to some of our founding board members and staff who have made such an impact and are now moving on, including Julia Deans, CivicAction's first CEO," said Mitzie Hunter, new CEO of CivicAction. "Now it's full speed ahead for our diverse and growing regional network to tackle our collective challenges and opportunities and make this region thrive and prosper for everyone."
CivicAction also announced a number of civic leaders who are kick-starting or deepening their involvement with the organization:
About the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance:
CivicAction, formerly known as the Toronto City Summit Alliance, is a multi-sectoral coalition of thousands of civic leaders committed to acting collectively to tackle tough issues and big opportunities facing the Toronto region. CivicAction's Greater Toronto Summits bring leaders from all walks of life together to assess the region's strengths and challenges and to identify priority areas and opportunities for attention. In the periods between Summits, CivicAction takes a role in incubating innovative initiatives designed to galvanize action in these priority areas.
Using a model of collaborative leadership, CivicAction's current initiatives are aimed at: making the Toronto region flourish through environmental action and innovation (Greening Greater Toronto); creating a leadership landscape that better reflects the region's diversity (DiverseCity: the Greater Toronto Leadership Project in partnership with Maytree); and connecting and supporting rising city-builders (the Emerging Leaders Network).
For more information, visit www.civicaction.ca.
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"Video: Meet Rob Drynan, ELN Co-Chair". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr1QSOO05mM
"Video: Meet Andrew Graham, ELN Co-Chair". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXPTzjz465w
"Video: Meet Salima Rawji, ELN CO-Chair ". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjq-41RH8hU