Rahul K. Bhardwaj, President & CEO of the Toronto Community Foundation
Toronto: A Winning City but It’s no Time for a Victory Lap
February 03, 2011
Rahul was named by the National Post as one of the “Next Generation of Toronto Civic Leaders". He will talk to us about our city’s quality of life and provide a consolidated snapshot of the trends in our city, highlighting progress we should be proud of and challenges that need to be addressed.
Mr. Bhardwaj is the President & CEO of the Toronto Community Foundation. He was formerly a corporate lawyer with a leading Canadian law firm, Vice President of the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid, and then CEO of United Way of York Region. He has a long history of community service, includes serving currently as a Board Member of the Stratford Festival of Canada, George Brown College, and Community Foundations of Canada, and previously, United Way Toronto and past Chair of the Toronto Downtown Jazz Festival, among others. In 2007, Rahul was named by the National Post as one of the "Next Generation of Toronto Civic Leaders." In 2008, Rahul was named as a member of Toronto Mayor David Miller's "Blue Ribbon" Fiscal Review Panel. Recently, the Province of Ontario appointed Rahul to the Board of Metrolinx. Rahul is a popular presenter and speaker, particularly on issues relating to the city, community and leadership as well as Toronto’s Vital Signs®. He has been featured in local Toronto media as well as international media including CBC Newsworld, CNN, and the national Daily News in China.