Our work is inspired by the life and legacy of David Pecaut.


David Pecaut (1955-2009) was a visionary civic leader, city-builder, and corporate strategist. He had the organic ability to connect and convene leaders from diverse backgrounds and sectors to address complex social issues.

Our Centre continues his legacy of taking bold action for collective good.

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“Let’s try some new models to attack old problems.”



A corporate strategist and civic entrepreneur, David was known for his visionary initiatives, and solutions-based approach to social issues. He led Boston Consulting Group Canada and was often regarded as “the greatest mayor Toronto never had”, being able to connect and convene different stakeholders around pressing issues facing the Toronto Region.