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The Next Generation of Leaders Panel

Monday, September 19, 2016

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The Empire Club of Canada Presents:
The Next Generation of Leaders Panel – The Youth Element: Maximizing Your Greatest Resource

A panel discussion with C-level professionals about how their organizations work collaboratively with young professionals to make a difference harnessing twenty first century civic engagement with corporate social responsibility and an evolving work culture. Come and learn how the not for profit sector and public agencies are both responding to and creating the next generation leaders.

Andrea Cohen Barrack, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation: Andrea Cohen Barrack is the CEO of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, one of Canada’s largest grant making foundations. OTF works to build healthy and vibrant communities through investments in human and social services, arts and culture, sports and recreation, and the environment. A transformative leader, she has a demonstrated history of both developing strategies which promise positive change and leading others to deliver on those promises.

Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction: Sevaun Palvetzian has been CEO at CivicAction since January of 2014. Before CivicAction, Sevaun held several senior executive roles within the Ontario Government including leading the Ontario Place Revitalization project and launching the Youth and New Professional Secretariat, a government wide strategy to attract and retain future generations of leaders which included launching the award winning Learn and Work Program for at risk youth.

Daniele Zanotti, President and CEO of United Way, Toronto and York Region: Daniele Zanotti was named President and CEO of United Way in June 2016. With more than 20 years of experience in the public and non profit sectors, he has earned a reputation as an accomplished, strategic, and energetic leader. Daniele served as CEO of United Way York Region from 2007 to 2015. During that time he led an evolution that transformed the charity from federated fundraiser into a convener, mobilizer, and agent of community change. Under his guidance, the charity launched new initiatives to foster community dialogue; invested in more targeted and effective ways, and brought new social services to the communities most in need.

Moderator: Valerie Chort, VP Corporate Citizenship: As the VP Corporate Citizenship for RBC and Executive Director of the RBC Foundation, Valerie is responsible for the development and execution of RBC’s global corporate citizenship strategy which includes strategic philanthropy, employee citizenship engagement; citizenship impact measurement, evaluation and reporting corporate environmental affairs, and social innovation and finance.

Valerie Chort, VP Corporate Citizenship, RBC

Andrea Cohen Barrack, CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation

Sevaun Palvetzian, CEO, CivicAction

Daniele Zanotti, President and CEO of United Way, Toronto and York Region

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Valerie Chort

VP Corporate Citizenship, RBC

Andrea Cohen Barrack Cohen Barrack

CEO, Ontario Trillium Foundation

Sevaun Palvetzian

CEO, CivicAction

Daniele Zanotti

President and CEO, United Way, Toronto and York Region