We engage the key players, including business, labour, academic, non-profit and community sectors, in addition to all three orders of government, and even the unusual suspects, to leverage their collective energy, networks and thought leadership.

Below, see the key reports emerging from our work. 

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Building Paths to Inclusion—2019-2020 Annual Report

November 2020

CivicAction’s work in 2020 focused on convening our diverse network to support and invest in our communities and people as a way to build a better, more inclusive region.

2019 Impact Report: Drawn Together for a Purpose

November 2019

In 2019, CivicAction continued to bring civic players from all sectors to make the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area a better place to live.

Drawn Together for a Purpose

June 2019

Drawn Together for a Purpose gives a snapshot into Canvas and its related activities, from who was in the room to the key themes that emerged from discussions, and what’s ahead for Team Action.

Now Hiring: The Skills Companies Want that Young Canadians Need

December 2018 

CivicAction partnered with LinkedIn Canada and Knockri, to provide new insights into the future of work in Canada and a potential roadmap forward for youth, employers and governments.

Taking Action – Impact Report 2018

November 2018

From tackling youth unemployment to building a pipeline of diverse leaders to improving workplace mental health, 2018 has been a year of action for both CivicAction and the CivicAction Leadership Foundation.

Leaders Live Here – Impact Report 2017

December 2017

In 2017 we spent the year making impact–from activating rising leaders to moving the needle on workplace mental health and youth unemployment–we’re thrilled to share the full results of our work.

Blueprints for Action: Minimizing Homeowner Flood Risk in the GTHA

July 2017

This report outlines key collaborations and ideas coming out of the CivicAction and Insurance Bureau of Canada forum that can motivate GTHA residents to better prepare themselves for home basement flooding.

Infrastructure for Today & Tomorrow – Ensuring We Get It Right

September 2016

This report is the outcome of this process, and provides a set of recommendations to help guide sound infrastructure investment decisions.

Mental Health in the Workplace – Let’s Make it Happen

April 2016

With research partners Morneau Shepell and the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis, we’ve learned the scope of how mental health impacts the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area labour force.

Unlocking New Insights & Potential From Our Technology Workforce: Real-Time Big Data in the Toronto Region

April 2016

This report summarizes the findings of CivicAction’s research with LinkedIn using real-time data as a source of labour market information.

Over the Finish Line – Race, Reduce, Repeat 

December 2015

This final report tells the story of the Race to Reduce, the final results, and shares energy conservation best practices for creating sustainable change within Canada’s office sector.

Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers – Reaching the Next Level of Opportunity

September 2015

This progress report recaps our collaborative work on the youth unemployment by discussing successes, lessons learned, and next steps for each pilot project. For additional reading: Appendix 1 – Evaluation ReportAppendix 2 – Media Coverage.

Better City Bootcamp – Jumping Into Action, Boots on the Ground

June 2015

The 2015 CivicAction Summit: Better City Bootcamp convened close to 1,000 leaders in the GTHA to look at five foundational issues at the core of the health and resilience of our people and communities – infrastructure, public space, mental health, affordable housing, and childhood health.

Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers – Companies and Youth Moving Up in the World 

September 2014

This report connects youth facing barriers with jobs through collaboration with a large tent of players – government, private sector and not-for profit.

Remarkable Alliances-Changing the Energy Conversation within Canada’s Office Sector

Spring 2014

This report chronicles the initial stages of our journey to transforming the energy conversation in the commercial office sector through the Race to Reduce.

Insights on Diversity in Leadership

Fall 2013

DiverseCity launched in 2008, setting out to change the face of leadership in the Greater Toronto Area. This document summarizes our collection of DiverseCity reports from 2008-2013.

Our Region, Our Move: Accelerating investment in our transportation network

May 2013

On April 17, 2013, 300 civic leaders from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) convened at the CivicAction Forum: Our Region, Our Move. The event marked a milestone in CivicAction’s Your32 campaign and in our region’s efforts to tackle its traffic congestion crisis.

Breaking Boundaries: Time to Think and Act Like a Region

July 2011

On February 10 and 11, 2011, when over 1,000 regional leaders from business, government, non-profits, labour and academia came together at CivicAction’s Greater Toronto Summit 2011, they were following in the footsteps of thousands of others who, since 2002, have worked together to identify and respond in innovative ways to our region’s strengths, challenges and opportunities.

The Living City Report Card-An assessment of the environmental health of the Greater Toronto area

January 2011

Greening Greater Toronto and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) collaborated to produce this independent, unique analysis of the drivers that influence the GTA’s environmental performance, assesses where we’re making progress, sets out short and long-term targets, and assigns grades by rating current environmental conditions against the long-term targets. It goes on to identify opportunities for action by GTA leaders, organizations and residents.

The Value of Diverse Leadership

November 2008

This report examines in detail the nature of the benefits associated with diverse leadership and highlights how organizations and communities can maximize them. It has been prepared for DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project, an initiative of Maytree and the Toronto City Summit Alliance (now CivicAction), to help foster greater understanding of the benefits of diversity of leadership and knowledge about how this in turn can strengthen organizations and communities.

Greening Greater Toronto

July 2008

At the Toronto City Summit Alliance’s 2007 Toronto City Summit, over 600 leaders from across the GTA called for a regional environmental vision that could build on existing efforts and leadership: Greening Greater Toronto was the result. This report represents a roadmap towards a greener region, one that can build on existing initiatives and help harness our strengths to get us there.

Making Big Things Happen

November 2007

On February 26-27, 2007, over 630 Toronto region leaders participated in the third Summit, Toronto Summit 2007: Making Big Things Happen.

Time for a Fair Deal

May 2006

The Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults was formed in the fall of 2004 by the Toronto City Summit Alliance (now CivicAction) and by St. Christopher House, a multi-service neighbourhood centre that works with low income people in Toronto. All of the Task Force members are united in a belief that the current income security system is broken, and that all orders of government must come to the table to secure the needed reforms.

Assessment of the Toront03 Alliance’s Tourism Recovery Efforts

August 2004

The T03 Alliance was formed in June 2003 to help revitalize the tourism industry in Toronto and surrounding regions (e.g. Niagara, Stratford, and Muskoka) post-SARS. This report provides a review of the impact of the Toront03 Alliance’s (T03) activities on bringing US tourists back to Toronto post-SARS.

Enough Talk-An Action Plan for the Toronto Region

April 2003

The Toronto City Summit Alliance (now CivicAction) was formed to address the challenges crucial to our future – finance, infrastructure, education, immigration and the underlying health of our regional economy. This report highlights key issues facing the region and outlines an action plan where progress can be made quickly. 

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