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DiverseCity onBoard Launches in Metro Vancouver

On May 26th, DiverseCity onBoard Metro Vancouver held its official launch at Vancouver City Hall. Co-sponsored by the City of Vancouver in partnership with the Vancouver Immigration Partnership, the event was well-attended by over 70 community stakeholders from throughout the region, local sponsors, and DiverseCity onBoard candidates ready to make a difference in their communities. …


Interview with DiverseCity onBoard Appointee Eddie Villarta

“I find it encouraging and fulfilling to be surrounded with people from different backgrounds who are passionate and dedicated to give back and make a difference to our community.” Eddie Villarta Manager, Network Services, Carleton University DiverseCity onBoard’s appointee Eddie Villarta is an Information Technology professional from Ottawa, with more than 20 years of experience …


Cathy Winter on Diversity and Inclusion | The Cleveland Museum of Art

“Diversity must be paired with inclusion to have its true value” Cathy Winter, Program Manager for DiverseCity onBoard National/GTA, took part in a live broadcast panel on Diversity & Inclusion at The Cleveland Museum of Art, hosted by The Association of Art Museum Directors. This symposium on the subject of diversity and inclusion from the …


Mayor Fred Eisenberger on DiverseCity onBoard

I am pleased to see that the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion has brought the DiverseCity onBoard program to the City of Hamilton. Opportunity to volunteer, presents itself in many forms. One of these is that of serving as a board member of a non-profit organization. Board governance is an important and vital role for …


Prime Minister to recommend the appointment of GDX Executive Director Ratna Omidvar to the Senate of Canada

The Global Diversity Exchange is pleased to share today’s announcement of the Prime Minister’s intention to recommend the appointment of Ratna Omidvar, C.M., O.Ont., to the Senate of Canada. For the past thirty years, Ratna has been a tireless advocate for building a more inclusive Canada. Through her work, Ratna has established herself as one …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …

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