Category - Appointee Spotlight

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27
Jun

Appointee Spotlight: Kaush Parameswaran

Kaush Parameswaran Kaush Parameswaran is a lawyer practicing in commercial litigation at Scarfone Hawkins LLP, a firm with deep roots in the City of Hamilton. Over the years, he has been involved in a variety of not for profits and charitable causes. Kaush was recently appointed to the board of Wesley Urban Ministries – his …

26
Jun

Appointee Spotlight: Interview with Fatih Yegul

Fatih Yegul “Since the day I arrived in Canada, I have been an active volunteer for many community based organizations. Canadians are passionate champions in giving back to society through volunteer work. This gave me inspiration, and now I don’t think I can feel meaning in my life without getting involved in some kind of …

14
Mar

Interview with Gautam Nath

“It gives me personal satisfaction to be able to steer the path for organizations in growing their presence and value to the community. It allows me to maintain a professional calibre and hone my visionary skills in the Canadian ethos.” Gautam Nath Chair, MCIS Language Solutions Congratulations to Gautam Nath, a long-serving, active, and in-demand DiverseCity …

14
Mar

In Conversation with Hope 24/7

In operation since 1993, Hope 24/7 is the Centre of Excellence for clinical intervention and the prevention of relationship and sexual violence. They work with all persons 12 years of age and older from trauma-informed, evidence-based perspectives. An accredited Community Health Provider, Hope 24/7 serves the 1.4 million people of Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon). …

3
Apr

Interview with Appointee Sonia Kumar

“As a young female entrepreneur with a bicultural background, I think that it’s incredibly important for people of different ages, backgrounds, and experiences to be represented, especially in a growing, diverse city such a Hamilton.” Sonia Kumar Founder/Owner of Body Brave Sonia Kumar is the founder and owner of Body Brave, a Hamilton-based social enterprise …

3
Apr

Interview with Appointee Edmundo Cardenas

“Due to my increased understanding and knowledge of volunteering in a not-for-profit organization after completing the DiverseCity onBoard governance training, my efficacy in the area has also been enhanced. It is an honor to be able to contribute and interact with a diverse board, as it implies numerous responsibilities and commitments.” Edmundo Cardenas  Certified Human …

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 …

23
Jun

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 …

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 …

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