Peter Sloly, CivicAction Board of Directors; Partner – Risk Advisory, Cyber, National Lead – Security and Justice, Deloitte
David Pecaut, CivicAction Founder, 2009
David Pecaut (1955-2009) was the driving force and founding chair of our organization. A senior partner of The Boston Consulting Group, he was an extraordinary civic entrepreneur and visionary. He had a powerful talent for convening people from widely varying perspectives and backgrounds and working with them to build consensus and collaborate to achieve bold city-building goals.
David created and led a 40-leader Steering Committee to take a more detailed look at the challenges facing our region, resulting in the 2003 report, Enough Talk: An Action Plan for the Toronto Region and leading to the creation of this unique and enduring civic leadership organization.
David taught us civic responsibility and engagement, showing time and again how much can be achieved when energetic and passionate people like him come together to create and pursue big ideas. Before his passing, he shared his inspiring vision of collective leadership and city-building to ensure the future success of the Toronto region. Read David’s love letter to Toronto. To find out more about David, see our leadership spotlight on him here, and read Eleven Out of Ten: The Life and Work of David Pecaut – a memoir authored by Helen Burstyn.
Daniele Zanotti, CivicAction Board of Directors; President and CEO, United Way Toronto and York Region