Past Initiatives

CivicAction’s work covers the broad civic landscape. Through the summit every four years, we change our focus to areas of need where we can make a measurable difference through multi-sectoral partnerships. We’ve worked on dozens of projects to improve the social and economic future of the region. For our full project history click here, and read more about our recent and past initiatives below.

Paved way to revitalized regional foreign direct investment agency by convening advisory group of GTA Mayors, Chairs and business, government and academic leaders.

Campaign engaged thousands of residents and hundreds of elected officials, leading to $16 billion in dedicated provincial funding for transportation improvements.

Friendly competition that engaged 42% of the GTA’s offices and collectively reduced energy consumption by 12.1% between 2011-2014.

Launch of coalition that focuses on greening procurement, increasing energy efficiency of commercial properties and providing new opportunities to deliver carbon offset credits across Canada for its investors.

Arts and culture festival launched and today attracts millions of tourists each year.

Addresses the The Greater Toronto Leadership Project visible minority gap in GTHA leadership positions. To date, 210+ DiverseCity Fellows have graduated and continue to do great things for our region.

Leads to 1,200 initiatives in 6 years across 13 priority neighbourhoods.

Report results in introduction of the federal Working Income Tax Benefit & Ontario Child Benefit.

Launches and has facilitated 16,000 mentoring relationships since 2003.

Revitalizes the tourism industry post-SARS and generates $70 million.

“We need leaders who understand the diversity of our communities’ needs and are ready to inspire trust, empower others, and have the passion to drive lasting change. I’ve seen first-hand how CivicAction promotes collaboration among city-building organizations and through this, improves our entire region.”

Beth Wilson, CivicAction Board of Directors; CEO, Dentons LLP

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