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Senators push for stronger legislation for boosting diversity on boards

Joanna Smith, The Canadian Press Published Wednesday, January 31, 2018 OTTAWA — The Liberals should toughen up proposed legislation aimed at boosting diversity on corporate boards at publicly traded companies if they want it to be effective, says a group of senators pushing for the change. “We want it to mean something,” said Sen. Ratna …


Five Good Ideas about shifting the culture of accessibility in the non-profit sector

Join Alf Spencer, Director of the Accessibility Outreach, Education and Referral Branch at the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario, as he discusses ideas and tools to move towards a culture of accessibility. Through his five good ideas, find out how dialogue, community, youth and other elements can all work together to create a more inclusive environment …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …