TORONTO HOMECOMING LAUNCHES 2011 EVENT

100 TALENTED LEADERS WILL RETURN HOME TO TORONTO FROM JUNE 9 TO 12, 2011

TORONTO, June 6, 2011 /CNW/ - Toronto Homecoming is set to kick off its four-day event to encourage talented professionals living abroad to return home to Toronto and explore job opportunities within the city. Close to 100 highly talented professionals with a connection to Toronto will be returning to the city to meet with dozens of organizations looking for talent.

"Our research found that career opportunities are the number one factor causing young professionals to leave Toronto and stay abroad," said Andrew Graham, Co-Chair, Toronto Homecoming. "This event presents a chance for talented individuals to connect with leading organizations in the city to explore job opportunities and reconnect with the community."

The conference runs from June 9 to June 12 and will begin on Thursday June 9 with an opening night reception gala at the Royal Bank Plaza. Toronto Homecoming 2011 will include networking sessions, workshops, addresses by Toronto business leaders, city tours and discussion panels with past attendees.

"We had great success last year in matching high-performing professionals from all over the world with leading companies based in Toronto to fuel innovation and drive economic growth. This year's program includes panels and speeches from some of the city's foremost thought-leaders," noted Eva Wong Scanlan, Co-Chair, Toronto Homecoming.

What: Toronto Homecoming Opening Night Reception and Gala (Open to the Media)

Where: Royal Bank Plaza, 200 Bay Street, South Tower, 40th Floor, Toronto

When: Thursday June 9, 2011 - 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Attendees are high-performing professionals in the early-to-mid stages of their careers who grew up in or otherwise have a strong connection to Toronto. Participants were selected through a competitive process based on demonstrated records of success and impact. To facilitate targeted connections between sponsors and participants, the program is divided into three streams:

1)     Financial & Professional Services
2)     Science and Technology
3)     Not-for-Profit and Government

Sponsors Participating in the event include: Royal Bank of Canada, Thorek/Scott and Partners, City of Toronto, BMO Bank of Montreal, Rogers, Knightsbridge and the Toronto Financial Services Alliance.

Toronto Homecoming

Toronto Homecoming is an initiative of the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance's Emerging Leaders Network. As a group of volunteers, its goal is to attract and retain emerging leaders & innovators to Toronto and to ensure that Toronto remains a viable choice in an increasingly challenging global market for talent.

The Toronto Homecoming held its first signature Toronto Homecoming event in June 2010. www.torontohomecoming.ca

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For further information:

Media contacts:
Matt Gierasimczuk
Toronto Homecoming
647-992-7782
media@torontohomecoming.ca

Paul Yeung
Toronto Homecoming,
416-454-8295
media@torontohomecoming.ca

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