Published in Yonge Street Media
Written by Bert Archer
Pretty much no matter how you define diversity, Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world. But look at its leadership. The only non-European to get close to general election as mayor is trailing in third place, subject to racist attacks in public forums.
We’ve got to do better than that.
Civic Action seems to agree. Since 2009, they’ve been running the Diverse City fellowship program to address this very issue.
“It is like a 12-month civic MBA,” says Civic Action’s spokeswoman Sarah Harris. “We run this program because we don’t think there is anything more important to the future of our city than preparing those who are going to lead it.”
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