Category - Diversity & Inclusion

News & Events

14
Aug

Doing More For People With Disabilities Is Doing More For Canadians

By Marie Bountrogianni Published on August 11, 2017 Source: HuffPost Canada Most of us take for granted the ability to easily perform daily activities or engage in social interactions. We do not wake up each morning with debilitating pain, or require the assistance of a guide dog to leave our homes. For the over 3.8 …

8
Aug

New Research Shows Consistent Diversity Gap on Canadian Boards 

Recent research on the state of diversity and inclusion on boards in several Canadian cities shows a consistent gap between the demographics of not-for-profit board directors and the diverse communities they serve. A webinar convened by DiverseCity onBoard brought together researchers in Vancouver, Ottawa, London, Hamilton, and the Greater Toronto Area to share their research …

3
Aug

Advancing Inclusive Leadership In Healthcare

In 2013, researchers examining diversity in senior healthcare leadership positions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) found that while communities receiving healthcare are diverse, the sector’s leadership is not. Surveying twenty-eight hospitals and five community care access centres, the study showed that women were well-represented in senior management and board positions, 61% of senior management …

3
Aug

New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) workshops for non-profit leaders in Hamilton

DiverseCity onBoard Hamilton at the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion has collaborated with Regional Diversity Roundtable (RDR) to implement a series of workshops on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) for leaders in the not-for-profit sector. The sessions equip leaders in not-for-profit organizations with the skills and tools to examine the state of diversity, equity, and inclusion in …

25
May

Advancing Inclusive Leadership in Healthcare Event: Live Tweets

On May 15th, 2017 DiverseCity onBoard held a panel discussion and board matching mixer, Advancing Inclusive Leadership in Healthcare, which brought together senior leaders, board representatives, and board candidates for an evening of dialogue and networking. Moderator Elaine Lam, Executive Director of Business Development at The Chang School was joined by the lead author of …

24
May

Canada is incredibly diverse. So why isn’t our House of Commons?

Published on May 15, 2017 by TVO Current Affairs The following is excerpted from Erin Tolley’s essay “The Electoral System and Parliament’s Diversity Problem: In Defense of the Wrongfully Accused.” It appears in Should We Change How We Vote?, a new book of essays that evaluate Canada’s first-past-the-post electoral system and consider how changes to it might …

6
Feb

Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion

By Laura Sherbin and Ripa Rashid Published February 1, 2017 Harvard Business Review Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals confers a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. Yet a stark gap persists between recognizing the leadership behaviors that unlock this capability …

3
Feb

This Is Why Diversity Is Good For Business

Published February 1, 2017 By Dr. Steven Murphy, Dean, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University In the past few days, business leaders across the U.S. have spoken out against President Trump’s executive order on immigration. From Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google to Ford, Starbucks and Goldman Sachs, CEOs have reinforced that diversity is a strength. The …