The CivicAction Leadership Foundation is the charitable arm of CivicAction – a premier civic engagement organization with a history of bold action and impactful change. Founded in 2017, the CivicAction Leadership Foundation is dedicated to building the collective leadership capacity of our region by preparing and empowering those who will lead it.
Our Foundation provides free, high-impact leadership programs that open doors, minds, and opportunities for thousands of diverse rising leaders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). These world-class programs inspire and educate the leaders of tomorrow and build inclusive leadership.
Your support today will help the CivicAction Leadership Foundation in continuing to offer leadership training programming to unlock the full leadership potential of our region and build better, more inclusive cities.
Give today to change the status quo, one leader at a time.
“World-class cities don’t just happen—they require bold ideas and diverse voices working together. Civic leadership has the power to be a force multiplier in our communities and it’s our job today to help grow and prepare the leaders of tomorrow.”
Tim Hockey, President & CEO, TD Ameritrade; CivicAction Leadership Foundation Board Chair; CivicAction Board Member
To boost civic engagement and build better cities.
Our Organizational Values
We are relentlessly driven and tenaciously curious. We set ambitious goals, stretch to meet them, take informed action, and drive measurable impact.
Harness Collective Wisdom
We leverage the wisdom of crowds and are a multiplying force for action. We believe that collaboration leads to stronger outcomes and that when we work together, we become more than the sum of our parts.
We unrelentingly work towards a culture of inclusion. We embrace diversity and seek to create an environment that values the perspectives, experiences, abilities and aspirations of all.
We don’t settle for the status quo. We experiment, learn and work continuously to achieve better outcomes.
Integrity at our Core
We are non-partisan in all we do and believe trust & integrity are core to who we are. With no preconceived notion of the ultimate solution, we build trusted relationships and strive to act in ways that are principled, decent, balanced and fair.
Land Acknowledgement Statement
CivicAction acknowledges that the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is situated upon traditional and current Indigenous territories that include the Wendat, Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabeg, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. The treaties that cover these territories include the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant – an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes – and the Upper Canada Treaties. Today, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is still home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island (North America) and we recognize the historical oppression and inequalities that they continue to face. In our role as a civic convener, CivicAction is committed to rebuilding and renewing respectful relationships between Indigenous and non-indigenous people and support the important work of The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.