Reena Tandon wants to engage the world through a social justice lens.
Tandon was recently recognized as a DiverseCity Fellow, a one-year fellowship program supported by CivicAction, an alliance of senior executives and leaders from various sectors working together to take on the region’s social, economic and environmental challenges. Tandon is currently the Community Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) co-ordinator for the Faculty of Arts.
Tandon joins the program with other rising leaders from a variety of public, private and non-profit organizations across the Greater Toronto region. This year’s focus will be on youth, jobs and economic opportunities, part of CivicAction’s larger mandate. This builds on CivicAction’s three priorities: accelerating regional transportation, enhancing the region’s economic performance, and fostering inclusion and resilience. Fellows will do this using four key streams: learning sessions, networking connections, mentoring relationships and city-building projects.
Through the DiverseCity Fellowship, Tandon will bring her wealth of knowledge and experience in social justice to engage in civic responsibilities. Although the projects won’t be unveiled for a few more weeks, she has high hopes that her work will have a greater impact in all aspects of city-building, something Tandon considers a rare opportunity.
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