Be a game-changer. Become a CivicAction DiverseCity fellow.

2020 CivicAction DiverseCity Fellows Application

CivicAction’s DiverseCity Fellows program is an award-winning program for diverse rising leaders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Region (GTHA) who are interested in impacting change in their communities. 


The skills-building program strengthens Fellows’ leadership skills with self-assessment tools, personalized leadership development plans, and skills-building modules designed to encourage inquiry-based learning, community engagement, and exploration of important leadership competencies. Past participants have noted that the program has helped further their leadership journey and accelerate their careers, while also helping them contribute to their community in a meaningful way.


Upon program completion, fellows join a diverse network comprised of hundreds of DiverseCity alumni, mentors, and city-builders. 

Who should apply?

  • Talented and engaged individuals with a track record of strong leadership and a minimum of 5 years professional and/or volunteer experience.
  • Creative problem-solvers who are ambitious, results-oriented, and collaborative.
  • Rising leaders from all industries/sectors/backgrounds with a desire to collaborate and make our region a better place to live and work.
  • Diverse individuals of all ethno-cultural backgrounds, religions, genders, and abilities from communities across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. 


The deadline to apply for CivicAction's DiverseCity Fellows is 11:59PM (EST) on Sunday, February 9, 2020.


Please complete the following online application form and ensure that you upload the following documents in PDF format at the end: 

*If you are self-employed or unemployed, both Recommendation Forms can be completed by a personal reference. 

When completing the application form, please answer the questions based on your professional, volunteer and lived experiences. Please ensure that your answers stay within the word limit. Please note that our system does not allow you to save your application as a draft. We have created a template for you to download and use until you are ready to submit through this form. We will only accept completed applications and recommendation forms through this page. 


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Not sure which regional municipality you live/work in? Take at a look at this map of the GTHA.


This data is collected to ensure we are targeting a diverse range of participants who represent various demographics. The information requested will be only used for internal purposes and will not be publicly distributed. 

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Please ensure that all required documents are completed and uploaded in PDF format in the section below. 


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