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The Latest in City Brands - Julia Deans, CEO of the Toronto City Summit Alliance



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  • 1.   
  • 2. Where is Toronto? 2
  • 3. The world’s most diverse city region 3 Top Left Photo credit:
  • 4. 3 Summits 12 initiatives 7000+ volunteers 4 Next Toronto Summit: February 10-11, 2011
  • 5. Creating opportunities for skilled immigrants 5,000 skilled immigrants matched with Canadian professional mentors through The Mentoring Partnership 1,300 skilled immigrants gained Canadian experience through Career Bridge internships Advocacy on credential recognition and other issues ALLIES: Maytree project replicating TRIEC across Canada 5 
  • 6. Improving local integration practice in major immigrant receiving cities worldwide Information sharing and learning exchange – City-to-city exchanges and virtual seminars (“Integrated Learning Exchange”) connect over 1,200 leadersExchange”) connect over 1,200 leaders – 2010 Cities of Migration Conference in The Hague convened participants from over 50 cities in 22 countries – Good Idea Network of 100+ host organizations represented by outstanding, innovative local integration strategies and models of practice – E-Library, bi-monthly e-newsletter and social marketing Aimed at all stakeholders, such as city leaders, integration experts and practitioners 6 
  • 7. PROGRAM ACTIVITIES GOAL BY 2011 PROGRESS TO DATE  Matches highly qualified candidates with governance positions in agencies, boards, commissions and non-profit organizations 1000 candidates 500 appointments 1400+ candidates 470 appointments  Offers online database of diverse voices to media 300 media spokespeople 210 active spokespeople 120+ journalists registered 400+ known stories filed  Trains leaders to run for elected office or manage campaigns 100 trained political leaders 60 trained political leaders Currently recruiting next cohortmanage campaigns Currently recruiting next cohort  Catalyzes the next generation of city- builders 75 new city-building leaders 57 new city-building leaders Currently recruiting next cohort  Bridges leadership connections between established and rising corporate leaders through salon-style series 100-150 executives in new network 125 participants  Annual report on the region’s public, private, and non-profit sectors’ progress toward diverse leadership 3 report releases 2 reports finding an average of 14% visible minority representation in leadership   Raise awareness and facilitate dialogue on the benefits of diversity in leadership New conversation about diversity in leadership 70+ public presentations; continuing media coverage; regional dialogue through DiverseCity Perspectives 7 
  • 8.  8 