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HRPA in Collaboration with DiverseCity onBoard

In partnership with the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA), DiverseCity onBoard, part of The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University, will be delivering governance training to human resources professional across Canada. With more than ​​​​​23,000​ member registrants, HRPA advances the professionalization of HR and acknowledgment of the profession as a key driver of organizational …


Ten Takeaways on Governance Through the Stages

At the recent launch event of DiverseCity onBoard’s latest course, Series 2: Governance Through the Stages, an armchair discussion moderated by Ontario Nonprofit Network board chair Robin Cardozo offered insights and tangible strategies for board members at all stages of their governance journey. Joined by panelists Joyce Barretto (boards of Ontario Brain Institute and the …


Interview with Gautam Nath

“It gives me personal satisfaction to be able to steer the path for organizations in growing their presence and value to the community. It allows me to maintain a professional calibre and hone my visionary skills in the Canadian ethos.” Gautam Nath Chair, MCIS Language Solutions Congratulations to Gautam Nath, a long-serving, active, and in-demand DiverseCity …


In Conversation with Hope 24/7

In operation since 1993, Hope 24/7 is the Centre of Excellence for clinical intervention and the prevention of relationship and sexual violence. They work with all persons 12 years of age and older from trauma-informed, evidence-based perspectives. An accredited Community Health Provider, Hope 24/7 serves the 1.4 million people of Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon). …


Senators push for stronger legislation for boosting diversity on boards

Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018 OTTAWA — The Liberals should toughen up proposed legislation aimed at boosting diversity on corporate boards at publicly traded companies if they want it to be effective, says a group of senators pushing for the change. “We want it to mean something,” said Sen. Ratna …


Opinion: Why Ottawa needs to nudge Canada’s boards toward greater diversity

Published on December 13, 2017 Ratna Omidvar and Paul Massicotte Contributed to the Globe and Mail This week, the Senate will vote on Bill C-25. The bill proposes to reform the process for electing directors of distributing corporations and co-operatives and modernize communications between corporations and their shareholders. It also requires distributing corporations to provide …


Five Good Ideas about shifting the culture of accessibility in the non-profit sector

Join Alf Spencer, Director of the Accessibility Outreach, Education and Referral Branch at the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, as he discusses ideas and tools to move towards a culture of accessibility. Through his five good ideas, find out how dialogue, community, youth and other elements can all work together to create a more inclusive environment …


Dear Millennials: Join A Non-Profit Board

Published: October 30, 2017 By Dr. Marie Bountrogianni One of my staff members, a millennial, recently joined the board of governance of a local non-profit organization. When I asked him his reasons for joining, he simply told me he “wants to make a difference.” His modest response actually told me quite a bit about his …