TORONTO, November 2, 2017 – CivicAction Chair Rod Phillips announced today that he is seeking the Progressive Conservative nomination in the GTA riding of Ajax. Rod has resigned from his role as Chair of CivicAction effective immediately.
Key accomplishments under Phillips’ leadership since joining the board in June 2014 include: continued advocacy for vital transit infrastructure; the 2015 CivicAction summit that reset the organization’s and region’s city-building agenda; the creation of the CivicAction Leadership Foundation to continue to open doors, minds and opportunities for emerging and under-represented leaders; and the launch of two new initiatives focused on youth unemployment and mental health in the workplace. CivicAction and its Board of Directors sincerely thank Rod for his dedicated and thoughtful leadership.
Long-time board member Rob MacIsaac, President and CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), will assume the position of Interim Chair while a formal recruitment process takes place for a new permanent Chair. As President and CEO of HHS, MacIsaac runs one of the most comprehensive health care systems in Canada. Prior to joining HHS, he was the President of Mohawk College and between 2006 and 2009, MacIsaac served as the first Chair of Metrolinx. He has been a member of the CivicAction Board of Directors since February 2014.
CivicAction will have stable and consistent leadership in this time of transition under CEO Sevaun Palvetzian who joined the organization in January 2014. For over a decade, CivicAction has brought together senior executives and rising leaders from all sectors to tackle some of the Greater Toronto Region’s toughest challenges in a non-partisan fashion.
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About CivicAction: For over a decade, CivicAction has brought together senior executives and rising leaders from all sectors to tackle some of the Greater Toronto Region’s toughest challenges. To find out more visit civicaction.ca or follow @CivicActionGTHA. Building on a decade of high-impact and award-winning leadership programming, CivicAction launched the CivicAction Leadership Foundation to further elevate and catalyze our region’s leadership potential. For more information visit leadership.civicaction.ca.