DiverseCity's Post-Election Update
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)
DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project presents
Diversity in Politics: Where do we stand?
Tuesday, November 8, 5:00-7:00PM
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen's Park
With the three recent elections - provincial, federal and municipal - still fresh in our minds, let's step back and take this opportunity to look at diversity in elected office.
- To what extent do those who ran for office - and those who were elected - reflect the ethnic and racial diversity of the Toronto region?
- Have parties run diverse candidates in winnable ridings?
- What more can be done to change the face of political leadership in the country's most diverse city region?
Join us on November 8 when Myer Siemiatycki, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University, presents newly released findings on the state of diversity in elected office.
Hear from our panel of political insiders on what worked, what didn’t, and what parties can do to ensure that their representatives better reflect their constituents.
· Pam Hundal, former candidate for MPP in Brampton-Springdale
· John Matheson, Strategy Corp.
· Indira Naidoo-Harris, former candidate for MPP in Halton
· Robin Sears, Navigator Ltd.
Moderated by Steven D’Souza, CBC
For speaker bios, please visit this link.
DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project was launched three years ago by Maytree and CivicAction to accelerate prosperity in the region by transforming the leadership landscape. Programs under DiverseCity include Counts, which examines the levels and impact of diversity in leadership, and School4Civics, which prepares local leaders to run for office or manage campaigns. DiverseCity is funded in part by the Government of Ontario.
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DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project
DiverseCity is a joint initiative of CivicAction and Maytree, funded in part by the Government of Ontario as well as the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Toronto Community Foundation, the Laidlaw Foundation and other partners.