About the Program
The Toronto Urban Fellows program provides talented new professionals with an intensive introduction to the governance, operations and administration of Canada’s largest city through a combination of full-time work experience and a series of seminars, tours and workshops.
The Toronto Urban Fellows program has established a strong reputation as an innovative, groundbreaking initiative that has welcomed more than 90 highly skilled and talented professionals to the Toronto Public Service.
Urban Fellows make important contributions to the City of Toronto's policy and research agenda, provide fresh perspectives on complex issues, and undertake essential program development and evaluation activities. While their academic and professional backgrounds vary, all Toronto Urban Fellows share a commitment to excellence, public service and the City of Toronto's success.
About our Logo
The Toronto Urban Fellows logo was designed by two of its alumni. The background grid represents the City of Toronto's existing bureaucracy. It provides a strong foundation for the program but is rigid and defined in its structure. The coloured squares that burst from the grid represent the Fellows, their diverse backgrounds and their fresh perspectives. The logo depicts the Fellows as being framed by the grid, but emerging from it with the new energy and enthusiasm that recent graduates bring to the Toronto Public Service.
The Toronto Urban Fellows program won a 2014 City Manager's Award for Toronto Public Service Excellence in the Cross-Corporate Project category. Introduced in 2008, the Award is the Toronto Public Service's highest honour. Read more about the City Manager's Award.
The City of Toronto was recognized as a world-class innovator who is changing the face of public service in Canada through its Toronto Urban Fellows (TUF) program. Rosanna Scotti, former director of Strategic & Corporate Policy in the City Manager's Office, was presented with a plaque at the Institute of Public Administration of Canada's (IPAC) national conference in St.John's, Nfld. Launched in 1990, the IPAC Award for Innovative Management (sponsored by IBM) distinguishes government organizations that have demonstrated exceptional innovations that address the wide variety of issues facing society today. Read more about the IPAC Awards.
Toronto Urban Fellows Cohort, 2016-2017