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Sevaun Palvetzian

Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance

Sector: Non-Profit Sector
Discipline: Consultancy
Year: 2015

Sevaun Palvetzian

Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance

Magic Moment: At the Province of Ontario, I helped launch the Learn and Work Program. The graduation ceremony remains one of my proudest public service moments. That experience showed me the importance of putting the person at the centre of the problem you’re trying to solve and adapt around them.

Key Influence: Too many to put on a list. Do what you love, but also do it brilliantly.

Next Big Challenge As An Industry: The biggest challenge is actually about learning how to work more – and more deeply – with other sectors outside of it. Our NGO sector, is one of the largest and most impactful in the world. But it’s often at the sidelines of our work. If it can move front and centre and be an engaged player we’ll have the benefit of a range of thinkers all sharing and doing in common city-building efforts.

Secret Talent: Beer Pong Champion

On Championing Others… I promote CivicAction’s Emerging Leaders Network and the DiverseCity Fellows program. There’s extraordinary talent in this region eager to roll up their sleeves and contribute!

One word that captures you: Committed