How Hamilton lacks racial diversity in its ‘corridors of power’
Published: September 7, 2016
By Samantha Craggs, CBC News
Hamilton’s corridors of power don’t reflect the city’s racial diversity.
The lack of minorities on the boards that oversee some of the city’s most powerful and high-profile agencies and institutions represents a major gap in efforts to become more inclusive in the 15 years since the Hindu temple arson, say advocates.
And with the city’s diversity growing, there is work to be done giving visible minority communities a voice among the city’s key decision makers.
In 2015, the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion (HCCI) launched the program DiverseCity onBoard locally. It matches prospective board members with non-profit agencies. The Neighbour to Neighbour Centre and the AIDS Network have found board members that way, among others.