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Dec

Government appointments and diversity

By Andrew Griffith Published: December 9, 2016 The Liberal government promised a diversity and inclusion agenda, and made specific commitments to ensure more inclusive representation in appointments. A year later, how well have they implemented this commitment? There is gender parity in cabinet, but just over one-third of parliamentary secretaries are women. The representation of …

15
Dec

Women gain, visible minorities lose ground in Greater Montreal Area leadership roles

Published December 14, 2016 A new study, released today, shows that while female representation on boards and in senior leadership has increased since 2012, visible minorities have lost ground. The study examined 3,087 senior leaders from the largest organizations in Greater Montreal in six sectors – elected, public, private, voluntary, education, and appointments to agencies, …

5
Dec

These women are ready, willing and waiting for a seat at the board table

By: Tara Deschamps For Metro Published on Mon Dec 05 2016 For years, Lina Duque has hustled for Bay Street businesses, doing everything from consulting to marketing and helping corporate CEOs raise their profile to nab leadership jobs. Danielle Dowdy traded gigs at General Motors and Procter and Gamble to become a Toronto Police Services …

30
Nov

Building a strong board to steer your organization through the rough seas of change

By Katarina Vukobratovic This article was originally published on the Maytree website. In a time when disruption, insecurity, uncertainty and lack of funding are felt by many non-profit organizations, it’s important that an organization has a solid, healthy and passionate board at its helm. To be successful, non-profit organizations, both big and small, need to …

29
Nov

Interview Strategies for Boards and Candidates

Selecting quality candidates for your board requires asking the most relevant questions possible during the interview process. Likewise, board candidates are also responsible for asking insightful questions to ensure that the organization is an appropriate fit for their interests and skills. We all want success. So, how do we create the best scenario for both …

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Nov

DiverseCity onBoard Launches in Calgary

On November 20th, 2016 DiverseCity onBoard Calgary officially launched! In partnership with Bow Valley College (BVC) and the Centre for Excellence in Immigrant and Intercultural Advancement, DiverseCity onBoard Calgary strives to educate and connect those interested in board governance opportunities in Calgary with boards looking for qualified candidates. To celebrate the official launch of DiverseCity …

25
Nov

DiverseCity onBoard Expands to New Groups

DiverseCity onBoard is a catalyst for diversity in leadership and good governance in the not-for-profit and public sectors. DiverseCity onBoard is embracing the full diversity of Canada through a recent expansion of its board matching program. It will now be working with the LGBT+ community and women from all communities, and the program has formed …

25
Nov

Interview with Nelida Forero

“I advise anyone, even if you are not sure if you are ready to serve on a board, to request information and take action. Your community needs your perspective and contributions as much as you need your community.” Nelida Forero Program Coordinator, Mentorship for Immigrant Employment, London-Middlesex Immigrant Employment Council, and Board Member, Childreach In September …

25
Nov

Interview with Ish Sehmbey

“I think it is very important we have diverse representation on boards, from different walks of life. I really hope more youth get involved and see how beneficial it is to be on a board.” Ish Sehmbey Certified Pedorthist & Kinesiologist, Manager, Burnaby Orthopaedic & Mastectomy DiverseCity onBoard Metro Vancouver appointee Ish Sehmbey is a …

16
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 …

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