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Mar

Toward a value-creating board

Published February 2016 McKinsey&Company The amount of time board directors spend on their work and commit to strategy is rising. But in a new survey, few respondents rate their boards as effective at most tasks or report good feedback or training practices. Directors say they dedicate more time now to their board duties than ever …

7
Mar

How to Catch a Unicorn: Diversify Your Nonprofit Board Like You Mean it

Published February 18, 2016 By Jermaine Smith, BoardSource I am a millennial. I am a black man. I am a fundraiser. I am a board member (and soon board chair). These are some of the ways I describe myself. Yet, as my experience in the nonprofit sector has deepened, I have discovered that many board …

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Feb

Leading the way: CivicAction Celebrates Emerging Civic Leaders and Presents Ratna Omidvar with a Lifetime Achievement Award

Published February 24th, 2016 By CivicAction, CNW Newswire Last night at MetroNext: A Celebration of Civic Leaders, CivicAction rolled out the civic red carpet for the boldest and brightest leaders in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Now in its second year, the event shined a spotlight on extraordinary rising and established leaders in …

19
Feb

In Conversation with MCIS: Recruiting through DiverseCity onBoard

MCIS Language Services is a comprehensive non-profit language solutions hub providing high quality, responsive, and cost-effective services in over 200 languages. MCIS’s enduring vision is to create a world without language barriers and inspire societal change by providing widespread access to affordable professional language solutions. Over the past 25 years MCIS has evolved into a social enterprise model committed to a …

19
Feb

Interview with DiverseCity onBoard board appointee Rick Gill

“Do it now. Why wait? Society needs your perspective. Seeking a board appointment is more about what you can contribute to a discussion, not about the career or perceived status you hold.” Rick Gill National Retail Development, Account Manager & Project Manager, McIntyre Group of Companies DiverseCity onBoard candidate Rick Gill was recently appointed to …

5
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 …

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