Building Leadership in Toronto’s Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector
The nonprofit sector of Toronto, indeed of Ontario and all of Canada, is at a critical juncture. New demands, growing levels of responsibility and broad demographic change are converging to create not only extraordinary pressures, but also a tremendous opportunity to take a seat at the table and participate in community discussions about what we want our society to look like, feel like, be like. What’s required now is leadership of the highest order: transformative, inclusive leadership that can help deliver fundamental and positive change that meets our communities’ needs.
This report investigated and reported on the latest cutting edge thinking about nonprofit leadership and how best to develop and support that leadership. It also presented the most progressive and up-to-date ways of evaluating programs to ensure they deliver what is intended. The focus is on paid leaders, namely senior executive managers of nonprofit organizations, and the underlying theme is the recognition that collaborative, multipartner programs are the most sustainable and effective strategies to address the nonprofit sector’s leadership challenges.
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Prepared for United Way Toronto by Suzanne Gibson and Katherine Macklem
© United Way Toronto 2008