Executive Director, CityWorks
Robert oversees Evergeen CityWorks, Evergreen’s suite of programs focused on tackling critical urban infrastructure issues. He has worked for two decades in Toronto co-creating transformative civic asset revitalization projects including the redevelopment of Evergreen Brick Works, the Wychwood Barns and the Distillery District. Prior to his role as Executive Director of CityWorks he was Director of Collective Impact where he developed Evergreen’s Action Lab program and curated multi-sector collaborations focused on systems change at national and regional scales.
Project Manager, CityWorks
Lhazin leads 100In1Day, a festival of civic engagement that demonstrates the capacity citizens have in creating a better city, and the Civic Commons project. Prior to her role at CityWorks she was with Ashoka Canada where she focussed on leveraging partnerships with stakeholders and supported the Ashoka Changemaker’s competition. During university, Lhazin worked with the Kawartha World Issues Centre, co-designing and facilitating workshops and programs that focused on socio-economic and environmental issues.
Hamilton Project Manager, CityWorks
Living and working in Hamilton, Jay helps to transform existing local ideas into action through co-created engagement projects, capacity building workshops, fostering multi-sectoral problem solving, community project support, and the delivery of 100In1Day in Hamilton. Prior to joining the CityWorks team, Jay helped in forming the Hamilton Sustainability Professionals Network, Environment Hamilton’s Bicycle Air Monitoring Program, and Hamilton’s Engagement Committee and has held a variety of positions with the City of Hamilton.
Senior Project Manager
Jo leads several initiatives as part of the CityWorks team, including the Mid-Sized City Building Program, to enhance the social, economic and environmental prosperity of Ontario’s mid-sized cities; the laneway housing prototype; and the design and development of a regional sustainability coalition. In her spare time, Jo works on a variety of projects to increase the participation and engagement of Toronto residents on key city issues, whether through bus tours, pop up art events, or workshops. Before joining CityWorks, Jo worked in urban sustainability consulting at The Next Practice. She completed her Masters at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance and an undergraduate degree in commerce at McGill University.
Senior Project Manager
Michelle manages the organization’s housing and transportation portfolios. In her role she provides backbone support to several groups including the GTA Housing Action Lab, Move the GTHA and Toronto Cycling Action Lab. She works collaboratively with multi sectoral stakeholders in these program areas to deliver research and projects aimed at advancing public policy agendas that support better and more affordable housing, building complete communities and continued investment in transportation infrastructure.
Prior to her role at Evergreen, Michelle worked Municipally and Federally as a political advisor as well as for Toronto Public Health for the Food Strategy team. Michelle holds a Masters in Environmental Policy.
The CityWorks Advisory Council provides strategic guidance to staff on city building opportunities and initiatives.
President and CEO, The Conference Board of Canada
Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Cisco Canada
Chairman, Maytree Foundation
Senior Strategy Officer, Goldman Sachs
President, S2S Environmental Inc.
Peter Halsall, PEO
President, Canadian Urban Institute
Professor and Jeff Boyce Research Chair at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Chief Safety and Risk Officer, Province of Ontario; Advisor and Fellow, Urban Development, Sustainable Development Network at The World Bank.
Adjunct faculty member, Centre for Environment, University of Toronto
Chairman, RP Investment Advisors
Executive Director, Martin Prosperity Institute and the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity
Director, Government Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, AstraZeneca Canada
Founding Partner and Chief Investment Officer, RP Investment Advisors
The CityWorks Leaders Council is a group of city-builders from across sectors that have been brought together to drive change for better cities.
Air Miles for Social Change
Avana Capital Corporation
Canadian Urban Institute
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
City of Hamilton
Office of the Premier of Ontario
Ontario Places to Grow Secretariat
United Way Toronto
Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto
CityWorks Ambassadors connect us to innovation happening in the cities around the world.
Former CEO, J.W. Mcconnell Family Foundation
Co-founder and Director, Volans
Mary W. Rowe
New York, New York
Vice President and Managing Director, Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS)
Stuttgart, Germany; Paris, France
Project Manager, Transsolar KlimaEngineering
The Hague/Rotterdam area, Netherlands
PhD Candidate, Delft University of Technology