Canadian Cities: First responders on our urban frontlines

Sevaun Palvetzian



Sevaun Palvetzian is a leading expert on civic engagement. She has been CEO of CivicAction since January 2014. Under her leadership, CivicAction has focused on building inclusive cities with the launch of the CivicAction Leadership Foundation to change the face of leadership, and initiatives focused on youth unemployment and mental health in the workplace, which level the playing field of opportunity and access. During a decade of senior executive leadership within the Ontario Government she launched a strategy to attract and keep future generations of leaders, which included the Learn and Work Program for at-risk youth and led the team responsible for the new Trillium Park at Ontario Place.

CivicAction believes that complex challenges need an all hands on deck approach, and collective impact is what it does best. As a premier civic engagement organization in Canada, CivicAction has nearly two decades of experience bringing together senior executives and rising leaders from all sectors to create and implement effective solutions to the most pressing challenges in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area and beyond.

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