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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. …

25
Feb

HERstory in Black: Meet 150 black women who have made a place in Canadian history

Published February 21, 2017 CBC News In celebration of Black History Month, HERstory in Black shares the experiences of 150 women who excel in their field, who push for greater diversity and who help build vibrant communities. Emily Mills initiated the project as an extension of How She Hustles, a network of more than 5,000 …

14
Feb

Immigrants will comprise growing share of Canada’s population by 2036: Statscan

Published January 25, 2017 By TAVIA GRANT New population projections for Canada paint a picture of growing diversity, in all parts of the country. Nearly half of the population will likely be immigrants or children of immigrants by 2036 if current immigration levels continue, a Statistics Canada study estimates, up from 38.2 per cent in 2011. …

6
Feb

Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion

By Laura Sherbin and Ripa Rashid Published February 1, 2017 Harvard Business Review Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals confers a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. Yet a stark gap persists between recognizing the leadership behaviors that unlock this capability …

3
Feb

This Is Why Diversity Is Good For Business

Published February 1, 2017 By Dr. Steven Murphy, Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University In the past few days, business leaders across the U.S. have spoken out against President Trump’s executive order on immigration. From Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google to Ford, Starbucks and Goldman Sachs, CEOs have reinforced that diversity is a strength. The …

1
Feb

It is time for immigration 3.0

By Ratna Omidvar Published January 31, 2017 Source: IRPP There is a singular narrative thread running through the international media coverage of Canada in the last two years. In one way or another, it is the tale of Canadian exceptionalism. In October 2015, Canadians elected a centrist party that won over the electorate with talk …

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