Category - Effective Governance

News & Events

26
Jun

Ten Takeaways on Governance Through the Stages

At the recent launch event of DiverseCity onBoard’s latest course, Series 2: Governance Through the Stages, an armchair discussion moderated by Ontario Nonprofit Network board chair Robin Cardozo offered insights and tangible strategies for board members at all stages of their governance journey. Joined by panelists Joyce Barretto (boards of Ontario Brain Institute and the …

1
Feb

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 …

15
Dec

Opinion: Why Ottawa needs to nudge Canada’s boards toward greater diversity

Published on December 13, 2017 Ratna Omidvar and Paul Massicotte Contributed to the Globe and Mail This week, the Senate will vote on Bill C-25. The bill proposes to reform the process for electing directors of distributing corporations and co-operatives and modernize communications between corporations and their shareholders. It also requires distributing corporations to provide …

7
Dec

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 …

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 …

3
Aug

Term Limits for Board Directors – A Do or Don’t?

“Should there be a limit on the number of years an individual may serve on a board?” In this article, Carol Hansell, Brian Calalang and Frédéric Duguay of Hansell LLP, consider the impact term limits have on effective board governance and make the case for term limits to be on your next board meeting agenda. Read …

10
Jul

To Lead Across Cultures, Focus on Hierarchy and Decision Making

By Erin Meyer From the July-August 2017 Issue, Harvard Business Review Cultural differences in leadership styles often create unexpected misunderstandings. Americans, for example, are used to thinking of the Japanese as hierarchical while considering themselves egalitarian. Yet the Japanese find Americans confusing to deal with. Although American bosses are outwardly egalitarian—encouraging subordinates to use first names …