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Nov

Women on boards: Prominent Toronto organizations trail on gender parity

By: Tara Deschamps For Metro Published on November 14 2016 They control our subway system, housing market, biggest sports teams and even the food chain behind one of Canada’s favourite cups of coffee. But despite being some of the most ubiquitous, well-funded and influential organizations in the city, a Metro investigation has revealed some of …

8
Nov

Furthering Diversity and Inclusion on Boards of Governance

$500,000 gift from TD allows expansion of board-matching program DiverseCity onBoard at Ryerson’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education  TORONTO, Nov. 8, 2016 /CNW/ – Ryerson University is pleased to announce a $500,000 gift from TD to expand the reach and programming of DiverseCity onBoard, an internationally-recognized program of governance training and board-matching to strengthen …

27
Oct

Navdeep Bains on board diversity: ‘We want to send a clear signal’

Published October 26, 2016 By The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The Liberal government hopes that proposed legislation requiring publicly traded companies to disclose the gender composition of their corporate boards and senior management will lead to greater diversity, but will consider imposing specific targets if the new measures don’t work. “We want to send a clear signal that …

20
Oct

Sayu Bhojwani: Immigrant voices make democracy stronger | TED NYC

TED NYC September, 2016 In politics, representation matters — and that’s why we should elect leaders who reflect their country’s diversity and embrace its multicultural tapestry, says Sayu Bhojwani. Through her own story of becoming an American citizen, the immigration scholar reveals how her love and dedication to her country turned into a driving force …

19
Oct

Western University study finds visible minorities underrepresented in senior leadership positions

Published October 18, 2016 By Jennifer O’Brien, The London Free Press The times may be a-changin’, but London is still largely run by white men, a new study has found. Not one visible minority can be found in the 15 top-paying city of London management positions, according to the study conducted by Western University researchers …

7
Oct

DiverseCity onBoard Matching Program Expands to New Groups

DiverseCity onBoard is pleased to announce a major expansion of its board matching program to include other communities that are currently under-represented on governance boards. Since its inception in 2006, DiverseCity onBoard has become a catalyst for diversity in leadership and good governance in the not-for-profit and public sectors. The program has a network of …

27
Sep

Applications now open for CivicAction’s DiverseCity Fellows Program

CivicAction’s DiverseCity Fellows program is one of North America’s top programs for rising leaders who are interested in impacting change in their communities. The call for applications for the next cohort of DiverseCity Fellows will take place from September 19 to October 24, 2016 – with the full year program officially running from January to December 2017. To …

20
Sep

How can we create more welcoming and compassionate societies? Increase diversity in boardrooms says Ratna Omidvar

Pluralism Policies That Work: A call for more radical thinking As part of a cross-section of speakers from the 6 Degrees Forum Ratna Omidvar answers the question: How can we create more welcoming and compassionate societies? Increase diversity in boardrooms. Pluralism in leadership is but one of many ways to embed effective diversity and inclusion …

14
Sep

Canadians open to quotas to boost indigenous representation in government

Published September 9th, 2016 By Kathryn May, Ottawa Citizen The majority of Canadians are open to designating seats for the country’s indigenous people to boost their representation in Parliament and on the Supreme Court. A recent survey by Environics Institute and the Institute on Governance found that two-thirds of Canadians are open to improving the representation …

8
Sep

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, …

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