Published in The Mississauga News
Written by Roger Belgrave
MISSISSAUGA— There is plenty that threatens the well-being of cities and a group of emerging civic leaders was assembled at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus Saturday (Nov. 29) to consider cures to what ails Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) communities.
CivicAction is a non-partisan organization working to bring together rising leaders from all sectors of society to address social, economic and environmental challenges in the GTHA. From those collaborating initiatives, strategic partnerships, programs and campaigns are put into action to make meaningful change on pressing civic issues.
Saturday’s sixth annual Emerging Leaders Network Studio brought together more than 130 leaders within community, public, private and non-profit groups. The diverse assembly came with the mandate to discuss how to build a healthy urban region through physical fitness, safeguarding community mental health, re-imagining public spaces and ensuring access to affordable housing.
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