2011-2015 STEERING COMMITTEE
Our Steering Committee helps set and execute our non-partisan agenda and helped shape our Greater Toronto Summit in 2015.
Michael AngemeerPresident & CEO, VeridianJoe BerridgePartner, Urban Strategies Inc.Rahul BhardwajPresident & CEO, Toronto FoundationWilla BlackVice-President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco CanadaPat CapponiFacilitator, Voices from the StreetL. Robin CardozoChief Operating Officer, SickKids FoundationMark ChamberlainCEO, TrivarisJohn CruickshankPublisher, The Toronto StarNan DasGuptaPartner & Managing Director, The Boston Consulting GroupBrian DenneyCEO, Toronto and Region Conservation AuthoritySteve DiamondPresident and CEO, DiamondcorpMichelle DiEmanuelePresident and CEO, Trillium Health PartnersDebbie DouglasExecutive Director, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)Rob DrynanPrincipal, BeachHead Strategic Consulting Services
(Former Co-Chair, ELN)Janet EckerPresident, Toronto Financial Services AllianceHon. Art EggletonSenator, Senate of CanadaHoward EngPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto Airports AuthoritySusan EngVice President, Advocacy, Canadian Association of Retired People (CARP)Cam FowlerExecutive Vice President, Personal and Commercial Banking Canada, BMO Financial Group
(Co-Chair, Greening Greater Toronto)
(Chair, Greening Canada Fund)Larry FrostExecutive Director, Native Canadian Centre of TorontoAnne GoldenDistinguished Visiting Scholar and Special Advisor, Ryerson UniversityRobert “Squee” Gordon*President Emeritus, Humber CollegeAndrew GrahamSenior Director, Insurance – PC Financial, The Weston Group
(Former Co-Chair, ELN)
(Co-Chair, Toronto Homecoming)Ken Greenberg*Principal, Greenberg Consultants Inc.Anthony HainesPresident & CEO, Toronto HydroJulia HanigsbergVice President, Administration and Finance, Ryerson University
(Founding ELN member)Gillian SmithExecutive Director & CEO, Institute for Canadian Citizenship
(DiverseCity Fellow, 2009)Patrick HorganVice President, Operations, IBM Canada Ltd.Sandy HoustonPresident and CEO, Metcalf FoundationWarren JestinSenior Vice President & Chief Economist, ScotiabankTim JonesPresident & CEO, ArtscapeStephani KingsmillExecutive Vice President, Human Resources and Communications, Manulife FinancialChe KothariChairman, Manifesto Community Projects
(DiverseCity Fellow, 2009)Sheldon LeibaPresident, Mississauga Board of TradeEva Ligeti(Co-Chair, Weatherwise Partnership)Donna LindellProgram Coordinator, Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Centennial College
(Former Co-Chair, ELN)Bruce MacgregorCAO, The Regional Municipality of YorkBahadur MadhaniPresident, Equiprop Management Ltd.Medhat MahdyPresident & CEO, YMCA of Greater TorontoBruce McCuaigPresident & CEO, MetrolinxKwame McKenzieCEO, Wellesley InstituteTim McTiernanPresident and Vice Chancellor, University of Ontario Institute of TechnologyMatthew MendelsohnDirector, Mowat Centre for Policy InnovationHon. Don MeredithSenator, Senate of CanadaMarie MolinerRegional Executive Director, Ontario Region, Department of Canadian HeritageRobert MontgomeryPrincipal, Achilles Media LtdKaren Nasmith(ELN – Project Neutral)Allan O’DettePresident & CEO, Ontario Chamber of CommerceAdaoma PattersonSpecialist – Peel Poverty Reduction Strategy Committee, Region of Peel
(DiverseCity Fellow, 2010)Janice PriceCEO, LuminatoIan ProudfootVice President and Regional Publisher, York Region Media GroupEnid SlackDirector, Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, University of TorontoPradeep SoodCEO, Starling CorporationJohn StackhouseSenior Fellow, University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global AffairsKarim SunderjiPresident, Ismaili Muslim Council for OntarioTonya SurmanExecutive Director, Centre for Social InnovationJasmine TeharaAssociate Vice-President, TD Bank Group
(DiverseCity Fellow, 2010)Bill ThomasCEO & Senior Partner, KPMG LLPJennifer ToryGroup Head, Personal & Commercial Banking, Royal Bank of CanadaIan TroopFormer CEO, Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American GamesNiranjan VivekanandanRegional Vice-President, Greater Toronto Region, Royal Bank of Canada
(DiverseCity Fellow, 2010)Shelley WhiteCEO, United Way of Peel RegionMike WilliamsGeneral Manager, Economic Development and Culture, City of TorontoLeslie WooVice President, Policy, Planning & Innovation, Metrolinx
(Founding ELN member)Armine YalnizyanSenior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy AlternativesMike YorkePresident, Local 27 at Carpenters UnionDaniele ZanottiCEO, United Way York Region
|David Agnew||President, Seneca College|
|Jehad Aliweiwi||Executive Director, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office|
*Also served on CivicAction’s Founding Steering Committee.
FOUNDING STEERING COMMITTEE
CivicAction owes its success to an impressive founding Steering Committee of Toronto region leaders who have been closely involved in the organization since its inception. Many of them continue to be actively involved in our work. We thank the founding Steering Committee members for their dedicated and continuing support.
Many members of CivicAction’s Board of Directors also served on the founding Steering Committee.
David Pecaut (1955-2009)Founding and Former Chair, Toronto City Summit AllianceA. Charles BaillieChancellor Emeritus, Queen’s UniversityAvie BennettChairman and President, First Plazas Inc.Jill BlackPresident, J.E. Black & Company Ltd.Alan BroadbentChairman & CEO, Avana Capital Corp.
Chairman, MaytreeAnn BullerPresident, Centennial CollegeGeoff CapeExecutive Director, EvergreenJohn CartwrightPresident, Toronto-York Regional Labour CouncilJohn CassadayPresident & CEO, Corus Entertainment Inc.Michael ClemonsPresident, Toronto ArgonautsCharles CoffeyExecutive Vice President, Government Affairs and Business Development (retired), RBCMartin ConnellPast Chair, Toronto Community Foundation
Co-Founder, Ace BakeriesJohn DaviesPresident, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced LearningHon. William DavisFormer Premier of OntarioJoan DeaFormer Executive Vice President and Head of Strategic Management, BMO Financial GroupSam DubocPresident & Managing Partner, EdgeStone Capital Partners Inc.Dr. John EvansFounding Chair, MaRS Discovery District
Founding Co-Chair, Toronto Region Research AllianceRobert FungOrion Securities Inc.Kevin GarlandExecutive Director, National Ballet of CanadaDavid GriffithsManaging Consultant, IBM Global Business ServicesPiers HandlingDirector & CEO, Toronto International Film Festival GroupJohn HonderichDirector, TorstarShirley HoyChief Executive Officer, Toronto Lands CorporationKris KrishnanPresident, Deccan Digital Inc.Kevin KingLaw Student, Osgoode Hall Law SchoolVeronica LaceyPresident & CEO, The Learning PartnershipFrances LankinDirector, MetrolinxSheldon LevyPresident, Ryerson UniversityBill MacKinnonChair, Toronto Board of Trade
Former Chair, KPMGRoberto MartellaOwner, Grano RestaurantDave MeslinDr. David NaylorPresident, University of TorontoWinnie NgRegional Director, Canadian Labour CongressGordon NixonPresident & CEO, RBC
Chair, MaRS Discovery District
Founding Co-Chair, Toronto Region Research Alliance
Co-Chair, Toronto Region Immigrant Employment CouncilDavid O’BrienFormer President & CEO, Toronto HydroRatna OmidvarPresident, MaytreeBob OnyschukFormer Chairman, Canadian Urban InstituteDavid PattersonHead of Government Relations and Public Policy, Research in MotionHon. David PetersonChairman, Cassels Brock LLP
Chancellor, University of TorontoSusan PigottVice President, Communications and Community Engagement, Centre for Addiction & Mental HealthKenn RichardExecutive Director, Native Child and Family ServicesAnne SadoPresident, George Brown CollegeDr. Mamdouh ShoukriPresident & Vice-Chancellor, York UniversityEdward SorbaraPrincipal, Sorbara GroupDr. Joseph WongChairman, Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care