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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, …

6
Sep

Governor in Council Appointments – Current and Ongoing opportunities

Through Ministerial and Governor-in-Council appointments, more than 1500 Canadians play a fundamental role in our democracy by serving on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies, and tribunals across the country. Read about the New Approach to Governor in Council Appointments.   Current Opportunities   Agriculture and Agri-Food  Chief Commissioner, Canadian Grain Commission  Assistant Chief Commissioner, Canadian Grain …

31
Aug

What Nonprofit Boards Can Learn from Corporate Boards

Published: August 26, 2016 By Kathleen Yazbak, Viewcrest Advisors It’s a given that nonprofit and for-profit boards have different motivations for doing what they do for their organizations. Nonprofit board members seek increased social impact and the fulfillment of their missions; for-profit board members seek increased shareholder value. Most nonprofit board members serve voluntarily and …

17
Aug

Why Your Diversity Program May Be Helping Women but Not Minorities (or Vice Versa)

Published August 8, 2016 By Evan Apfelbaum, Harvard Business Review When it comes to issues of race, gender, and diversity in organizations, researchers have revealed the problems in ever more detail. We have found a lot less to say about what does work — what organizations can do to create the conditions in which stigmatized groups can …

16
Aug

The Supreme Court’s long road to transparency and inclusiveness

Published August 9, 2016 By Lorne Sossin, Policy Options, IRPP Pime Minister Justin Trudeau has hailed the new approach to Supreme Court appointments unveiled last week as “open, transparent and…a higher standard for accountability.” While devils may lurk in some details, the proposals promise a more transparent and inclusive appointments process, and for this reason alone …

5
Aug

Generative Governance: Making Sense of Problems through Critical Inquiry

Published July 11, 2016 By  Makiyah Moody, BoardSource Board meetings tend to remind me of sitcoms: a genre of comedy centered on characters who share a common environment, such as a home, workplace, or a boardroom, with laughable moments. There is usually a board member who lacks self-awareness (i.e. Kramer from Seinfeld), someone who has a …

3
Aug

The Disrupters: Making New York’s Cultural Boards More Diverse

Published July 30, 2016 By Jacob Bernstein, New York Times One morning last September, the billionaires Ronald Perelman and Jerry Speyer strolled into Carnegie Hall, but not to hear Yo-Yo Ma play Bach or Deborah Voigt sing Strauss. Instead, they sat among more than 40 of their colleagues with ties to the Metropolitan Museum of Art …

2
Aug

Saskatchewan: A special report on race and power

Published July 29, 2016 By Nancy Macdonald, Maclean’s In the course of reporting a story earlier this year about the overrepresentation of Indigenous people in provincial jails, Maclean’s heard complaints of representational deficiencies in the province’s power structure; the magazine undertook a survey that looked at the 265 most powerful people in government, justice, business, and …

14
Jul

Winnipeg Police Board’s sole Indigenous voice weighs in after 2 members removed

Published July 14 2016 By Jillian Taylor, CBC News The last Indigenous woman on the Winnipeg Police Board said she is disappointed two of her colleagues had their terms cut short. Mary Jane Loustel said she was surprised when she heard Leslie Spillett and Angeline Ramkissoon had their appointments revoked by the province on Wednesday. “I did have confidence that …

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