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Leading Social Justice Collective

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A unique program for leaders dedicated to building an equitable and inclusive region – is back for 2024

The Leading Social Justice Collective, co-presented by United Way Greater Toronto and the University of Toronto’s School of Cities, is an innovative city-building and leadership development program for individuals from the public, private and community sectors currently engaged in, or committed to, social justice transformation.  

It is time for collective action to address longstanding and interconnected social, health, housing, and climate justice issues, including Truth and Reconciliation and broader equity and anti-racism imperatives. Now is a rare and unique opportunity to remake our economies, communities and systems to be more just, inclusive and equitable. Doing so requires leaders in all sectors to act collectively, and to reimagine and redefine approaches, practices and cultures.  

This four-month certificate program is a key investment we are making in building the capacity of our region and its residents to solve the systemic issues that stand in the way of so many being able to thrive and prosper in neighbourhoods across the GTA. If you are passionate about centring social justice in your approach to leadership, this certificate program is for you. 

The Leading Social Justice Collective is truly a game changer. It goes beyond just imparting knowledge and skills—it takes you on a transformative journey of self-discovery. The program’s unique ability to pinpoint meaningful efforts in the right places is nothing short of remarkable… I wholeheartedly recommend this program to anyone looking to make a real impact in the world.

2022 alumna Amanda Ottley, The Pamoja Institute

A program developed in partnership with:

University of Toronto School of Cities
United Way Greater Toronto

See the exciting new projects the 2024 LSJC teams are working on!

Learn more about each project and meet the teams from across sectors in the GTA who are working on social justice issues including food insecurity, Queer rights, homelessness, disability, and more.

See the projects and teams

Leading Social Justice Collective

Learn more about the 2024 program by visiting the Leading Social Justice Collective website.

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