As an organization that engages diverse leaders from across sectors and corners of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region (GTHA), we are also committed to collaboratively developing and sharing thought leadership reports and publications on pressing urban issues facing the GTHA, nuanced views on leadership and diverse approaches to help foster inclusive communities.
In addition to these leadership publications, we also develop an annual report that demonstrates the impact of our model and programs.
Below you can access our various leadership publications as well as our annual reports.
Change the Status Quo – Impact Report 2021
CivicAction continued the important work of building better, more inclusive cities for everyone in the GTHA. By developing new, innovative programs and growing existing ones, we focused on empowering diverse leaders, advocating for an inclusive economic recovery, and collaborating with leaders to address pressing issues to advance our region.
Drawn Together for a Purpose – Impact Report 2019
Around the world, power structures are being challenged and who’s responsible for solving the issues we face is shifting. Consider how big city mayors and companies have stood up for climate change in the U.S. in the face of higher government inaction. Or the World Economic Forum putting mental health on its agenda.
Today’s world needs diverse leaders with vision, who aren’t afraid to think outside the box and reach across the aisle or ideological lines to find solutions that work. The big, complex challenges of today need an all hands on deck approach.
In 2019, CivicAction continued to bring civic players from all sectors to make the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area a better place to live.
Taking Action – Impact Report 2018
From tackling youth unemployment to building a pipeline of diverse leaders to improving workplace mental health, 2018 has been a year of action for both CivicAction and the CivicAction Leadership Foundation.
But action is a team sport, and we’ve been fortunate to work with a full roster of partners who help us achieve our vision of a region that works for all of its residents. Our thanks to everyone who has helped get us closer to this vision over the past year.
ELNstudio 3D – Driving the future of an inclusive region, together.
This past November, 150+ rising leaders came together at #ELNstudio3D to discover, decode, and drive the future of an inclusive region. We spent the day learning from diversity champions, industry leaders and each other, and brainstormed ways we can collectively build a more equitable and accessible region for all.
Now, we’re excited to share the rich insights and ideas from ELNstudio 3D and share some of the key actions we can all take to drive an inclusive future. Read our report here to find out what you can do and use #ELNstudio3D on Twitter to let us know what you pledge to do to help build a more inclusive region.
Leaders Live Here – Impact Report 2017
CivicAction’s vision is to create a region where everyone recognizes that they have a role to play in our collective success and is taking action to shape a better future. The CivicAction Leadership Foundation supports this work by harnessing the power of diverse leaders to build strong, dynamic and inclusive cities.
In 2017 we spent the year making impact–from activating rising leaders to moving the needle on workplace mental health and youth unemployment–we’re thrilled to share the full results of our work here.
Thank you to the incredible network of supporters who make all of our work possible.
If Diversity Is Our Strength, We’re Not Measuring Up
In October of 2017, the CivicAction Leadership Foundation and Environics Research conducted a survey to better understand how emerging leaders feel about building a more inclusive region, and to find out what they think of specific issues.
What we found tells us we have more work to do.
Read the full survey results here.
Faces, Facts and Figures: An ELNstudio 3D primer.
In advance of this year’s ELNstudio 3D event, we shared Faces, Facts and Figures: An ELNstudio 3D primer – our summary of facts, figures and thought-provoking questions to get attendees discovering affordable housing, economic opportunity, and the collection and sharing of information.
See the full report here.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Mental Health in the Workplace: Insights from the Emerging Leaders Network.
In a growing and diversifying workforce, adopting more inclusive approaches to promote and support mental health should be top of mind for employers. To get you started, check out these four recommendations from rising leaders in a new two-page brief developed by CivicAction and the Emerging Leaders Network.