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Feb

Why diversity of Oscar nominees matters beyond Hollywood

Published January 22, 2016 CBC Radio The Current Diversity and why it matters at the Oscars, in Hollywood, and in Canadian entertainment, is a conversation that is long overdue. The Current’s panel of film and media insiders include: Cameron Bailey is artistic director of the Toronto International Film Festival. Rakhi Mutta is the director and producer …

15
Jan

Canada Council for the Arts shifts focus to diversity – including board diversity

Published January 15th, 2016 By J. KELLY NESTRUCK, Globe and Mail The Canada Council for the Arts is getting a new funding model in April of 2017 – a total rethink of the Ottawa-based granting council that reduces its number of programs from 148 to a streamlined six. As details of this shift have started to emerge …

13
Jan

Implementing diversity and inclusion in Parliament

Published January 6th, 2016 By Andrew Griffith, IRPP With the appointment of parliamentary secretaries and opposition critics, we now have a more comprehensive picture of gender and visible minority diversity in Parliament’s leadership positions. How well has the Liberal government implemented its overall diversity and inclusion commitments, and how have the other parties responded to …

8
Jan

Eyeing Diversity, New Push for Demographic Data on Community Board Members

Published January 6th, 2016 By Samar Khurshid, Gotham Gazette In an effort to ensure that local community boards are representative of their neighborhoods, New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres will introduce a bill on Wednesday requiring the city to publish demographic information about board members. The bill, co-sponsored by Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer and …

4
Dec

Diversity: it’s good for your brain

By Richard Crisp Published on November 1, 2014 | The Guardian I recall, a few years ago, being on a flight to Ancona in Italy. As we began our descent the (female) pilot came on the intercom to give the customary report on progress. As she signed off, the passenger next door smiled at me …

18
Nov

Do diversity quotas work? Symbol vs. substance in Canada’s cabinet

Published on November 6, 2015 By Anna Mehler Paperny Global news Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge to achieve gender parity in his cabinet made headlines, as did his historically diverse group of ministers — diverse in ethnicity, life experience, ability, sexual orientation, religion. That pledge hit a bit of a snag on Friday when it was revealed that …

4
Nov

Now That We’ll Have A Diverse Cabinet, The Arts Need To Catch Up

Published on November 4th, 2015 By  Bob Ramsay, Huffington Post On Wednesday, Justin Trudeau will announce a new cabinet made up 50 per cent of women. That example could have painful consequences for a community that’s been hobbled by the Harper Tories and is expecting great things — especially more money — from the new …

14
Oct

Women care more about boardroom diversity than men—and not just in terms of gender

Published October 6th, 2015 By Cassie Werber, Quartz Women in board-level positions think gender diversity is more important that their male counterparts do. Since the women themselves are beneficiaries of that diversity, this might seem like a no-brainer. But here’s another fact, surfaced in a new survey by consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers: female directors also think racial …

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Sep

Pillar Launches DiverseCity onBoard

Published on September 28, 2015 The Londoner London is diverse but our leadership is not. In response, Pillar Nonprofit Network held their public launch of the DiverseCity onBoard program on Tuesday, September 15th.   Pillar is the provincial lead on this national program that has been operating in Toronto since 2006. The Ontario collaborative partners include …

22
Sep

DiverseCity onBoard on CBC Radio

CBC Ontario Morning | August 27, 2015 Listen to Dharshi Lacey, program manager for DiverseCity onBoard London, speak about the program and how it plans to bring more diverse leadership to the London area. Listen here

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