Picture this. A region where our world-class diversity is not only celebrated, but valued to its full potential. A region where city-building approaches are designed for and considerate of all residents. A region where all corners are thriving because of our diversity, not in spite of it. A region where the future is inclusive because it is affordable, resilient, and informed. This is the region we want to live in – are you in?
Registration is now open for ELNstudio 3D where we will Discover, Decode, and Drive the Future of an Inclusive GTHA. Join 150+ rising leaders from across the GTHA as we unpack key city-building issues through the lens of diversity and inclusion.
Date/Time : Friday, November 3, 2017/ 9:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Ismaili Centre (49 Wynford Dr, North York, ON M3C 1K1)
Cost: Free (but space is limited so be sure to reserve your seat!)
Agenda: Click here to see the agenda for the day!
On the day attendees will have the opportunity to participate in one of three sessions, where we will decode access to information, affordable housing, and economic opportunity. See more information about the sessions and other speakers throughout the day below!
Keynotes and Honorary Speakers
Policy and Program AnalystMinistry of Children and Youth
President and CEO - TD Ameritrade; CivicAction Board MemberBoard Chair - CivicAction Leadership Foundation
2016 - 2017 ELN Co-Chair, Executive DirectorPeacebuilders International (Canada)
Chief Executive Officer and Board SecretaryCivicAction & CivicAction Leadership Foundation
Chair - Postmedia Canada Corp; Chair - CivicAction; Global Head of Client Services - AfinitiBoard Member - CivicAction Leadership Foundation
Morning Show Host, G87FM Radio; In Arena HostToronto Raptors
2011 CivicAction DiverseCity Fellow and 2016 - 2017 ELN Co-Chair; Regional Sales Manager, Sales SolutionsLinkedIn Canada
Plenary Discussion: The Road to Inclusion
While we are a nation that prides ourselves in our diversity, we aren’t without our challenges and the world is watching how we address issues of diversity and inclusion. This facilitated panel discussion will seek to look at Canada’s role as a leader in diversity and inclusion and the role of rising leaders in moving this conversation forward. Panelists will draw upon topics/themes such as what inclusion means in practise, how we get there, the urgency of this topic and what inclusive leadership looks like.
AnchorGlobal TV News
Founder and CEOCanadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
Professor, University of Waterloo; Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation and AuthorDiversity Dividend
Executive DirectorPride Toronto
Whose story is it anyway - Decoding the collection and sharing of information
This breakout session will provide an in-depth look at how the information that is shared, including data, stories and news, plays a role in inclusive decision making. While information can lift voices that are often silenced and lead to decisions that are inclusive, too often the narratives that are told further marginalize communities and people. We will aim to unpack just how deeply information can impact lives.
2017 DiverseCity Fellow; Capacity Building Specialist, Youth Opportunities FundOntario Trillium Foundation
Assistant Editor, Features, The Globe and Mail; Editor-in-chief and co-founderEthnic Aisle
Journalist and Human Rights Advocate
HeadOpen Data Institute Toronto
Beyond Backyards and Balconies - Decoding Affordable Housing
How does our current housing landscape impact the vitality and prosperity of diverse communities across the GTHA? Decoding Affording Housing will provide cross-sectoral, inclusive look at the current GTHA housing landscape and will provide a nuanced understanding of how this challenge plays out in different communities and amongst diverse demographics.
Editor in ChiefToronto Sun
Chief Executive OfficerToronto Foundation
Order of Canada Recipient; Author; Co-chair,Toronto Police Board
Visual ArtistTouch of Gold Creative
Vice President of DevelopmentDiamond Corp
Flipping the coin - Decoding Economic Opportunity
This breakout session will look at which demographics currently face the greatest barriers to achieving economic prosperity, what these barriers are and innovative ways to address these barriers. Register for this breakout session to unpack the importance of equal economic opportunity in order build a resilient and inclusive future.
Vice President, Consultation and EngagementEnvironics Research Group
Case Counsellor SpecialistWoodGreen Community Services
Special AdvisorRBC; and Chair of CivicAction’s Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers
Executive DirectorCEE Centre for Young Black Professionals
CivicAction Board Member; President and CEOUnited Way Toronto & York Region
ELNstudio 3D Supporters:
Thank you to our Event Partners: Kilmer Van Nostrand Co.Limited and the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario; and our Event Host: The Ismaili Centre – Toronto.