Nick Rockel

Cities that take a creative approach to attracting and integrating new talent are gaining an economic edge over their rivals.

Ratna Omidvar thinks Canadian cities could be doing more to welcome skilled and entrepreneurial immigrants. As president of Maytree, a Toronto- based foundation that seeks to reduce poverty and inequality, Ms. Omidvar knows how important these newcomers are to urban economies.

Through its DiverseCity project, Maytree is working to propel more members of the Greater Toronto Area’s visible minority population into leadership roles.

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Reference: Globe and Mail

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