In 2016, the City of Toronto joined 99 other cities as part of 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) – an initiative designed to help cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that impact our communities. The City’s new Chief Resilience Officer, Elliott Cappell, is working to develop a citywide resilience strategy for Toronto.

The Chief Resilience Officer will accomplish the following:

  • Lead a resilience assessment process with stakeholders around the city, to understand what we are doing well and how we can get better
  • Develop an action plan for implementing new resilience initiatives city-wide
  • Support stakeholders and the City to ensure we apply a ‘resilience-lens’ to all of our investments and services
  • Engage with the 100 Resilience Cities network to draw in resources and lessons which can be applied in Toronto.

Chief Resilience Officer

Elliot Cappell