Emerging Leaders Network 

The CivicAction Leadership Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) connects, develops, and activates rising leaders from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Created in 2006, the ELN is now 3000+ rising leaders strong, including DiverseCity Fellows alumni, and represents a wide range of ethno-cultural backgrounds, communities, and sectors throughout the GTHA.

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Emerging Leaders Network

Inclusive Leadership
March 2, 2023
Problem Addressed

Building better, more inclusive cities requires an all hands on deck, collaborative approach. The ELN builds the collective leadership capacity of our region by connecting, developing, and activating a diverse group of emerging leaders.

Solutions Implemented for ELN Members
  • Free and accessible monthly events on leadership development and city-building.

  • Opportunities for thought-provoking dialogue and valuable skills training.

  • A network of rising leaders who are passionate about making an impact in our region.

  • An exclusive invitation to ELNstudio, our bi-annual conference that takes leadership development and city-building to the next level

Key Results

A Diverse Membership

Network represents the non-profit, public and private sectors. Hailing from Toronto, York, Halton, Peel, Durham and Hamilton, 60% of members identify as racialized.

ELN Members Want You to Join Us!

Nearly 90% of ELN members would recommend the network to their peers and colleagues.

Turning Ideas into Action

More than half of ELN members report having taken action to improve their communities since joining the ELN.

There is no fee to become a member and joining is easy. All you have to do is fill out our short membership form. Whether through employment, volunteerism or other involvement, anyone who is passionate about building a better region and identifies as an emerging or aspiring leader in their community and/or sector is invited to join the ELN.

To learn more or to join the ELN visit the CivicAction Leadership Foundation website.