On January 21, 2015, CivicAction hosted MetroNext: A Celebration of Rising Civic Leaders. For over six years, CivicAction has cultivated the new wave of city-builders. MetroNext celebrated the many civic-minded rising leaders that have been, and continue to be, part of the CivicAction network working collaboratively to take action on challenging regional issues.
The night introduced two new civic leadership awards:
Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction; Andrew Graham, Emerging Leader 2015; Hon. David Crombie, Lifetime Achievement for Civic Leadership Award Winner; Joe Natale, President & CEO, TELUS
Joe Natale, President and CEO, TELUS; Hon. Kellie Leitch, Federal Minister of Labour; Toronto Mayor John Tory; Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie; and Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction
For more pictures from the night, check out our Flickr page!
For more information on the award selection process, click here.
Through the Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) and the DiverseCity Fellows program, CivicAction brings together civic-minded rising leaders and provides them with the tools and connections to take action on challenging regional issues. Our goals and priorities are to:
EMERGING LEADERS NETWORK (ELN)
The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) is where you can find energetic and inspiring emerging leaders who motivate each other to take action. The diversity of the members is complemented by a single desire to make the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) the best and most prosperous place it can be.
Created in 2006, the network is 900+ rising leaders strong, including more than 130 DiverseCity Fellows alumni. Our members represent a wide range of sectors and industries across the GTHA and are managers, directors, and early executives from organizations such as RBC, Accenture, George Brown College, Infrastructure Ontario, KPMG, Region of Peel, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, IBM, TD Bank Group, and United Way.
ELN members contribute to the city-building efforts of CivicAction by serving on CivicAction’s Board of Directors, participating in CivicActon’s Steering Committee, attending Greater Toronto Summits and CivicAction Forums, and taking on leadership roles in CivicAction initiatives.
To join the network, please fill out a membership form here.
Alongside the ELN, CivicAction runs the DiverseCity Fellows program, one of North America’s leading urban fellows programs for rising city-builders. The one-year leadership program supports city-builders to become better leaders and gives them hands-on opportunities to work with high-performers outside their sectors and industries to create change in their communities.
Our DiverseCity Fellows:
Each year, the program brings together 25 emerging leaders who reflect the diversity of our region, and kick-starts their collaboration with a wide network of city-builders and leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
Want to get to know our ELN executive team, the program, and the 2014/15 Fellows better? Click here!