Close to half of respondents also felt they had to change something about their identity in order to fit in
*Emerging Leaders refers to participants in CivicAction’s Emerging Leaders Network
“The survey highlighted general feelings of precarity and discrimination among young people, but it also showed that over 80% of respondents felt accountable for supporting communities other than their own, which is encouraging,” said Elisha Muskat, 2016-2017 ELN Co-Chair, and Executive Director, Peacebuilders International (Canada).
ELNstudio 3D attendees will hear from a diverse group of experts and bright minds, including:
“Events like ELNstudio 3D and the dialog they create are few and far between despite the need for these conversations to take place. Today is about empowering emerging leaders to take the reins in shaping our future cities, and the communities they will inherit,” said Zabeen Hirji, Chair of CivicAction’s Escalator: Jobs for Youth Facing Barriers.
The survey referenced in this release was completed by CivicAction and Environics Research to gain insight on our region’s levels of diversity and inclusion as well as ELNstudio 3D’s main focus topics: affordable housing, economic opportunity, and the collection and sharing of information. Survey results are based on an online sample of N=189 participants from CivicAction’s Emerging Leaders Network, which was fielded from September 14 to October 4, 2017. This sample cannot be considered to be representative of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. This is an online sample of convenience and therefore no margin of error can be assigned.
About CivicAction: For over a decade, CivicAction has brought together senior executives and rising leaders from all sectors to tackle some of the Greater Toronto Region’s toughest challenges. To find out more visit civicaction.ca or follow @CivicActionGTHA. Building on a decade of high-impact and award-winning leadership programming, CivicAction launched the CivicAction Leadership Foundation to further elevate and catalyze our region’s leadership potential. With a focus on advancing education, the Foundation harnesses the power of diverse leaders and empowers and activates all voices to influence and shape our region.
About The Emerging Leaders Network (ELN): Created in 2006, the ELN is a diverse network of more than 1500 emerging civic leaders and represents a wide range of ethno-cultural backgrounds, communities, and sectors throughout the GTHA. In addition to monthly events focused on networking and skill-building, the ELN hosts an annual conference for rising leaders to explore and develop action-oriented solutions to the some of the region’s most pressing civic issues.