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Dec

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 …

7
Dec

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 …

8
Nov

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 …

3
Oct

Upcoming Webinar | What to Know Before You Join a Board: Effective Strategies for Emerging Board Directors

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MDT 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT Serving on a board provides you with unique opportunities to develop or enhance your leadership skills, get involved in your community, use competencies outside of the workplace, and develop or expand new professional …

11
Sep

New Report – Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices

Who serves on today’s nonprofit boards? How are they composed and organized? How do they conduct their work? How well are they fulfilling their many important roles and responsibilities? What impact are they having on organizational performance? Leading with Intent: 2017 National Index of Nonprofit Board Practices answers these questions and is the latest in BoardSource’s …

14
Aug

Doing More For People With Disabilities Is Doing More For Canadians

By Marie Bountrogianni Published on August 11, 2017 Source: HuffPost Canada Most of us take for granted the ability to easily perform daily activities or engage in social interactions. We do not wake up each morning with debilitating pain, or require the assistance of a guide dog to leave our homes. For the over 3.8 …

8
Aug

New Research Shows Consistent Diversity Gap on Canadian Boards 

Recent research on the state of diversity and inclusion on boards in several Canadian cities shows a consistent gap between the demographics of not-for-profit board directors and the diverse communities they serve. A webinar convened by DiverseCity onBoard brought together researchers in Vancouver, Ottawa, London, Hamilton, and the Greater Toronto Area to share their research …

3
Aug

DiverseCity onBoard Launches in Windsor-Essex County

On July 11th, the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County (MCC) and local partner United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County held a launch event to mark the opening of DiverseCity onBoard Windsor-Essex. Attendees from not-for-profit, public, and corporate sectors, as well as representatives from local ethnocultural communities, heard from Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way/Centraid Windsor-Essex, and Lisa Kolody, Executive Director of …

3
Aug

Advancing Inclusive Leadership In Healthcare

In 2013, researchers examining diversity in senior healthcare leadership positions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) found that while communities receiving healthcare are diverse, the sector’s leadership is not. Surveying twenty-eight hospitals and five community care access centres, the study showed that women were well-represented in senior management and board positions, 61% of senior management …

3
Aug

New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) workshops for non-profit leaders in Hamilton

DiverseCity onBoard Hamilton at the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion has collaborated with Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR) to implement a series of workshops on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for leaders in the not-for-profit sector. The sessions equip leaders in not-for-profit organizations with the skills and tools to examine the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in …

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