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25
May

Advancing Inclusive Leadership in Healthcare Event: Live Tweets

On May 15th, 2017 DiverseCity onBoard held a panel discussion and board matching mixer, Advancing Inclusive Leadership in Healthcare, which brought together senior leaders, board representatives, and board candidates for an evening of dialogue and networking. Moderator Elaine Lam, Executive Director of Business Development at The Chang School was joined by the lead author of …

24
May

Canada is incredibly diverse. So why isn’t our House of Commons?

Published on May 15, 2017 by TVO Current Affairs The following is excerpted from Erin Tolley’s essay “The Electoral System and Parliament’s Diversity Problem: In Defense of the Wrongfully Accused.” It appears in Should We Change How We Vote?, a new book of essays that evaluate Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system and consider how changes to it might …

11
May

Senator Ratna Omidvar Statement on Leading Visible Minority Women

On May 4th, 2017, Senator Ratna Omidvar welcomed a group of leading women to the Senate and spoke of the significant barriers faced by minority women through a “double-barrelled glass ceiling”. The visiting women are exemplars of leadership in the face of adversary, and beacons for other women, in particular minority girls, to take up …

5
May

Ottawa to pull research chair funding unless diversity issue addressed at universities

By Chris Hannay OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail Published Thursday, May 04, 2017 The federal granting councils that award the prestigious Canada Research Chairs say universities must offer up more diverse candidates for the honour or they will lose their funds. Directors of the program, which sends out $265-million every year across 1,600 researchers, say new measures …

25
Apr

Why the benefits of diversity are not theoretical

By Bessma Momani, Jillian Stirk, Anna Klimbovskaia Published April 24, 2017 Source The story of Canada’s embrace of different languages, cultures and peoples is not a new one. Diversity in Canada is in many ways a cornerstone of our identity, and for generations, we have largely supported government commitments to immigration, multiculturalism, and pluralism. Now there …

10
Apr

Human rights chief praises police oversight report’s focus on race and diversity

By Wendy Gillis, News reporter Published Friday, April 7, 2017 The provincial government’s commitment Thursday to require police watchdogs to collect race-based statistics is evidence Ontario is in “a very unique moment” when it comes to recognizing the need for such data, says Ontario’s chief human rights commissioner. One day after the release of Ontario Justice …

3
Apr

Interview with Appointee Sonia Kumar

“As a young female entrepreneur with a bicultural background, I think that it’s incredibly important for people of different ages, backgrounds, and experiences to be represented, especially in a growing, diverse city such a Hamilton.” Sonia Kumar Founder/Owner of Body Brave Sonia Kumar is the founder and owner of Body Brave, a Hamilton-based social enterprise …

3
Apr

Interview with Appointee Edmundo Cardenas

“Due to my increased understanding and knowledge of volunteering in a not-for-profit organization after completing the DiverseCity onBoard governance training, my efficacy in the area has also been enhanced. It is an honor to be able to contribute and interact with a diverse board, as it implies numerous responsibilities and commitments.” Edmundo Cardenas  Certified Human …

27
Mar

Calgary Board Match Event: Speed Dating for Boards

DiverseCity onBoard Calgary hosted it’s first board matching event on March 13th, Board Match 2017: Speed Dating for Boards! Held at Vertigo Theatre in the heart of downtown Calgary, the evening offered boards a chance to meet and learn more about candidates and educate those in attendance about the mission, values, and operations of their organizations. …