CivicAction Leadership Foundation appoints Layth Ashoo to the Board of Directors 

Board Update: Layth Ashoo

In the News
September 27, 2021

The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area-based non-profit announces changes to its Board’s leadership

September 27, 2021 – Toronto, ON


Today, the CivicAction Leadership Foundation is pleased to announce that Layth Ashoo, Partner, Maverix Private Equity, has been appointed to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.


“As we work together to recover from COVID-19 and build a better, more inclusive region for everyone in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, we need strong, diverse leadership at every decision-making table. Layth brings that to CivicAction, and I welcome his experience and thoughtfulness to the Board,” said Tim Hockey, Chair of the CivicAction Leadership Foundation.


Ashoo has spent his career helping entrepreneurs turn good ideas into strong, innovative businesses – turning ideas into action. His years of experience will build on CivicAction’s mission to harness the power of community members to take action on the most pressing issues facing the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA).


“It is an enormous privilege to join the board of CivicAction Leadership Foundation,” said Ashoo. “I am deeply committed to the organization’s mission: to find talent and cultivate leadership within diverse communities. More inclusive and civic-minded city-regions build a stronger country for all of us.”


Born in Kuwait, Ashoo migrated to Canada with his family in 1990, during the first Gulf War. He holds an Honours BASc. degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. Prior to his career in private equity, he was an investment banker at RBC Capital Markets and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Ashoo is a Young Patrons Circle Ambassador with the Royal Ontario Museum.


About CivicAction:

CivicAction is a network of leaders and organizations working together to build better, more inclusive cities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area by enabling community members to take an active role in shaping their future. As a non-partisan and sector neutral organization, the organization creates a neutral space for community members to convene, collaborate, and co-create bold and impactful change