Canada's urban regions are promising places of opportunity and also concentrators of some of our most pressing challenges such as housing affordability, accessibility, climate change, resilience and density. Home to over 80% of our country’s population, urban regions are in a unique position to cultivate the solutions we need to build connected, sustainable and healthy communities. This is what drives our work at the Canadian Urban Institute.
Every day we witness city-builders who are leading the transformational change in our urban regions needed for a sustainable and prosperous future. For the past 14 years, the Urban Leadership Awards Program has focused on identifying these individuals and organizations and showcasing their exceptional contributions to healthy urban development. Don't miss this opportunity to support urban creativity and celebrate current and future city builders.
Congratulations to the 2018 ULA Recipients!
Jane Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award
Chair and Founder of Maytree, Chair and CEO of Avana Capital Corporation, Co-founder and Chair of the Caledon Institute of Social Policy, the Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement and the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance at the University of Toronto.
Alan receives this award for his significant role in creating and supporting civic engagement projects to strengthen public discourse on civil society. An entrepreneur, philanthropist and urban thinker, Alan's work over the past 25 years has helped elevate the role of cities in Canadian politics and reshape our leadership to better reflect the diversity of Canadian society. He is recognized for his outstanding and lasting impact on issues of poverty, housing, refugees and immigrants, human rights, civic engagement and diversity. Read More.
David Crombie Award
Ernest W. Matton (elder Little Brown Bear)
Manager, Indigenous Culture and the Aboriginal Healing Program, Michael Garron Hospital Toronto East Health Network
Ernest receives this award for is leadership role in developing the Aboriginal Healing Program at Michael Garron Hospital, and Accredited Leading Practice in addiction, trauma and mental wellbeing. Ernest’s innovative approach and ability to unite professionals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines has led to the development of new policies, partnerships and programs that have improved access to care, patient and provider experiences and overall health outcomes. Through his teachings, he has educated and influenced senior level policy and decision makers across the province, impacting the way professionals, and public servants deliver services to the diverse populations of our communities. Read More.
City Builder Award
Principal, East Scarborough Storefront and the Centre for Connected Communities
Anne receives this award for her leadership role in the creation of East Scarborough Storefront and the Centre for Connected Communities, organizations that enable and support community-identified and community-led solutions to local problems. Through a commitment to place- and asset-based approaches, Anne’s work has resulted in enduring solutions to the challenges of poverty in the East Scarborough Kingston Galloway Orton Park community as well as a revolutionary model of collective community building that can be replicated in communities around the world. Read More.
Executive Director, Our Greenway and Director, Vélo Canada Bikes
Darnel receives this award for his research and advocacy advancing equitable, dignified and sustainable mobility across Toronto's inner suburbs. By using inclusive community engagement as a tool for social change around local mobility, Darnel has produced several community education and engagement events, led the development of a northwest Toronto Community Bike Centre and championed efforts to see a Mobility Greenway Conservancy built. His demonstrated commitment to providing practical mobility for families and businesses across Toronto has helped improve the health and resiliency of our communities while solving practical urban challenges. Read More.
JANE JACOBS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Individual whose vision and passion for cities has had a profound impact on urban health over many years.
DAVID CROMBIE AWARD
Individual engaging community, government & private sector partners to help regenerate and enhance the public realm in the GGH.
CITY BUILDER AWARD
Leader whose bold vision and ability to implement change is improving our communities.
Emerging leader(s) whose work is helping improve the health of their community.
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